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The USB Connect Plug on the hard drive broke off the curcuit board. I can I am wondering if I can but a replacement board to connect into the drive.

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Nope..those drives are self contained, and only repairable that way in clean room environment at factory..best you can do is recover your data, and start fresh

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My USB cable connection was pushed in and broke. It's detatched from the circut board it's connected too inside the hard drive. Can I buy this circut board seperately. It also has the power connector on...


No, but you can buy another enclosure to put your hard drive in. Disassemble your mybook, remove the drive and connect it to your new enclosure -- that's it!

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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.
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One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

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