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Usb connection failure

On my western digital external hardrive i plugged everything in and it said usb connection failure. then i took off the usb connection from the external hardrive looked inside of it and one of the pins is bent. how can i fix this.

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Ok" take a small needle , streighten the pin very carefully.

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There's a standard for base-2 (binary) measurement terminology (gibibytes, mebibytes, kibibytes, etc), but few people seem to use it.
moz-screenshot-8.jpghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(data)

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