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USB port is not connecting properly

I think that the USB port in the back of the drive might be damaged- when I plug into it, it is shaky, and the green power light flashes. It does not connect to my laptop. Is it fixable?

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It is just a loose contact... i think u are connecting an external hard drive .. this can be fixed by removing the chip (converter ) and replace it again.

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    my usb connection at the back of my external drive has no come away completely and was falling around loosely in the casing. Is it possible to connect my external HDD to my laptop using another way? - I can see some pins when I take the casing off......

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