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Western digital external hard drive

So I accidently pluged a higer voltage converter into my western digital hd and have most likley cooked somthing inside besides my actual drive. My guess was a capacitor or some other componet. Is this fixible or shoudl I chalk it up for a loss? I still get power when I plug it in with its normal converter, but all it does is flash the on "light ring" on the front. I pulled off the housing and nothing seems to be burnt of broke, but then again I am not a small electronics guy. any Ideas?

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I would try the correct voltage adapter and see if you can get it working.

You could remove the hard drive from the myBook drive and plug it into a PC to see if the hard drive is damaged or if it is the electronics/pcb that is inside the myBook drive.

You might be able to salvage just the hard drive (use it internally) and throw away (or keep for parts) the rest of the case/parts of the myBook unit.


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