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The connection piece within the attach` separated from the usb adapter & I cannot get it to connect so it can be recognized by my computer &I have a great deal of info on it that I did not yet save in the hard drive. Where can I get help with this. Is it salvageable?

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  • handersorn Jan 30, 2008

    PNY P-HD12GU20-RF 12GB USB 2.0 Micro Hard Drive
    Took it to Agility computers & he says it is broken, he will try to pry it open & retrieve the data

  • MaggieMM Oct 13, 2008

    Aagghh! My Memorex Mega TravelDrive 6 GB USB 2.0 Hard Drive separated when removing from computer. I have opened it to see how to go about repair, do have a mini soldering iron that might work and can see some of the wiring order plus read the hints on this site. The silvery connection came out of the main USB housing and won't just temporarily fit back in. Will I have to use an identical USB connector or are they similar? I will probably take this to a repair place (although my remote location might mean I need to do it myself). From now on I'm using a short 'adapter' cable and this will get the wear instead of the next Travel/Flash Drive - plus I'll never keep all my info on one Drive again - backup to the backup to the backup. Thanks - Margie

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role May 11, 2010

    Hi,

    Pls what particular device are you referring to, an external hard drive, a flash disk, a digital camera or something else?

    It would also be of help if you can post the brand and model numbers.

    Cheers.

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Hi,

Copy your reply/post. Probably the best would be to hard wire a spare USB cable straight to the PCB of the PNY by soldering. If done right, this may be even a semi-permanent fixture. You need to cut-off the smaller USB connector and strip the outer cable cover to expose the 4 wires. The wiring arrangement is Vcc+5, Data -, Data +, Gnd.
This of course would require that you be comfortable working with electronic circuitry and components, a bit of soldering and the use of a DVM.

Should you be uncomfortable proceeding this route, perhaps your best bet would be as you posted, seek the services of a qualified professional.

Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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    Louie Role Jan 31, 2008

    Glad to be of some assistance and appreciate the rating.

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