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How do I replace the hard drive inside my ACOM enclosure? HD080U2FE-72How do I open it without breaking it?

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OK your hard drive is an ATA drive.
You motherboard will have two hard disk controllers, on the 1st controller the ATA cable will have two connectors - a connector will have the C drive hard disk attached to it and the jumper on the hard drive will be set as the Master drive. You may also have a CD or DVD drive connected to this cable, if so then the CD or DVD drive will be jumpered as a Slave drive.
If the second connector does not have a drive connected, then you can connect the second hard drive to this connector BUT it needs to be jumpered as a Slave drive.
You may elect to connect the second hard drive to the second IDE controller instead on the first controller. If there aren't any drives on the second ATA cable then the second hard drive can be jumpered as either a Master or Slave drive.
If there is a drive on the second ATA cable you need to determine the jumper setting of that drive and then set the jumper on the second hard drive to a different setting. BOTH drives on the same cable CANNOT have the same drive setting.
After installing the second hard drive, check the BIOS configuration of the second hard drive, if the hard drive is detected then when Windows boots up you will see the hard drive and its contents.

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SOURCE: Open hard drive enclosure

(I found your question because I had the same question. Decided to go for it.) The aluminum top and bottom covers are held in place by the indentations on the sides which fit into channels on the plastic chassis inside. I used a flat knife blade to gently pry by the front end of one side until the cover moved moved slightly out of the channels, then switched to the other side. Once I had it started, I was able to just lever the cover off by grasping the front corners and swinging it up in the reverse motion of the installation procedure. Caution: Prying too hard or far at once will bend the covers and or nick the plastic chassis extrusion. Good luck

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What ac adapter

This particular hard drive uses a proprietary power adapter. There have been many people who have asked about it here, yet no one has been able to answer.

The good news is that inside the enclosure is a standard hard drive which is easy to remove and insert into another enclosure. A quick search of Amazon or Tigerdirect will bring up more than 20 external hard drive enclosures for less than $30. Make sure it is the same interface as your hard drive. I believe this one uses an IDE hard drive but it could be SATA.

I would also like to recommend the Cables to Go 30504 USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Hard drive adapter. It will allow you to externally connect any laptop or desktop hard drive to extract data off of it over USB. It's about $20. I have two of these and they have saved me many times.

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How do I open the housing to rplace the drive? Many thanks.

If you don't see any screw holes, look around for some rubber feet, chances are the rubber feet are hiding some screws. If you remove those carefully enough, you can easily put them back in. Once all the the screws are removed carefully pry open the case and remove/replace the hard drive inside.

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Broke off the USB connection from the board on the bottom of the drive. is there a way to replace this board to get it up and running again

Did you break the connector on the "enclosure" part of an external disk-drive,
or did you break one of the connectors on the "bare" disk-drive (not inside an enclosure) ?

If the former, then you can purchase a new "empty" enclosure, and "transplant" your disk-drive (with your files) from the "old" enclosure to the "new" enclosure.

If the latter, then you need to find an _identical_ disk-drive, disassemble it, to separate the "spinning" part of the disk-drive from the electronic circuit-board (with its connectors), and disassemble your disk-drive, and connect your "spinning" part to the "good" circuit-board.
Or, search online for a professional "file-recovery" service, who will do the same, for a fee.

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When I turn my Toshiba external hard drive on, the led lights up and there is a very faint repetitive click but nothing else happens. Any ideas?


A clicking hard drive means that the mechanical parts of the drive are breaking down. This also means that the drive slows down and will eventually stop working. If you need to retrieve data from your clicking hard drive before it fails, you can do this with an external hard drive enclosure. This enclosure will turn your hard drive into a drive that is readable through a USB drive.

1)Place the hard drive inside the enclosure.
2)Push the enclosure's two rectangular cables into the back of the hard drive. These will power the drive and allow a computer to "see" the files.
3)Screw the enclosure tight with a Phillips head screwdriver. This will secure the hard drive within the enclosure, preventing it from moving around or falling out.
4)Connect the enclosure power cord into a socket. Place the enclosure's USB cord into the computer.
5)Click "Start," then press "My Computer." The drive will be located under the hard drive portion of "My Computer." Double-click it to open the drive. Drag the data you want to the computer for safe keeping.

In most cases the hard drives which clicks cannot be restore to normal functionality,so please ensure that you recover your data at the earliest before the hard drives fails completely.

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Stolen power supply details...

Yeah i cannot find any for that specific drive. I would say contact the support at acomdata's website

give them your model and information and ask if they would sell you one separately or if they know of a location that would have one for sale.

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I dropped my WD External and now it is not recognized by my pc, how to recover?

Since you're most likely beyond warranty anyway, why not try opening up the case and connecting the hard drive inside to a SATA port inside your machine, or, alternatively, to a different SATA/USB enclosure. The chances are that the hard drive inside is still okay, but having opened these enclosures up, I can see how a fall could damage the SATA/USB card inside the enclosure.

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How to open the case safely (without damaging it)?

Remove all screws from the enclosure, and then slide a then metal (non magnetic) slide to pop the clips off of the sides of the enclosure, lengthwise. You can do it without breaking the plastic

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Worked fine for a year, now not recognized or functioning

I had the same issue- light was blinking from red to blue, could not get my computers (I have a Mac and a PC) to recognize the drive, sounded like the drive wasn't powering up...

I replaced the Acom drive enclosure with a new one (CP Technologies). I don't know if the drive enclosure or power supply was at fault-- but it wasn't the internal drive. Plugged it in and amazingly all my data was back. For thirty bucks it was far less than sending out the drive to a 'data recovery' expert!

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Hi whata

Plug the external hard disk into another computer's USB 2.0 port. If the problem follows the device, then there is a failure either of the external hard disk enclosure or of the hard disk (inside the enclosure).

If yours is one that you built yourself, you can remove the hard drive from inside the enclosure and plug it directly into a desktop computer (or another external hard disk enclosure) to see if the problem follows. (If you need help w/ this, just let us know.)

If yours is a pre-built external hard disk (you bought it w/ the hard drive already built-in) then you'll (if you're inclined to do so) need to open the enclosure to get at the hard disk inside. This can be difficult. You may, depending upon the enclosure, need to damage the enclosure to get it opened up.

Please, let us know if this response was helpful for you or, of course, if you have any further questions.

Thank you

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