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I have the same Macally hard drive enclosure and I misplaced my power supply also. I used an old IBM Thinkpad power supply. These are common and cheap. The Macally enclosure states 12V DC input, and the Thinkpad PS is rated at 16V but it works fine. The plug and polarity are correct.
this is just an enclosure and you have to put in your hard drive in it.
Supports Standard Desktop 3.5? SATA/SATA II Desktop Hard Drives.
Supports hard drives up to 2TB.
Ultra Light Aluminum Case provides heat dissipation.
On/Off power switch.
LED light indicates Power and Activity status. Hot-swappable, plug and play, no drivers needed.
Reverse compatible with USB 1.1.
Instead, purchase a "generic" drive-enclosure that is "empty" -- just the enclosure and the power-supply, and "transplant" your disk-drive from the "old" enclosure into the "new" enclosure.
Costs about $30.
That is usually an error code related to the wrong drivers. Go to device manager in windows to see what it says. If there is something on the device list showing an error you need to go here and download the drivers. https://www.sabrent.com/downloads/
You are not giving a lot of information (like what operating system you are using, what privileges your account has, etc). However, it sounds like a permissions issue - make sure you are logged in as an administrator.
Also, if the drive was originally encrypted, you may need to have your login account set up with the same user name and password that the old drive originally had in order to access the files.
I would sure enjoy helping you figure your problem. I've taken Electronic courses in the Navy and in college, so this shouldn't be too hard.
As far as the capacitor goes, manufacturers make several different products from the same PCB layout, just some don't have all the components. Once I see where the capacitor should be I can tell you if its necessary or not.
For the fuse, it sounds like there is a short somewhere further in the circuitry. Rather surprised it blew right off the bat, but people and machine alike can make mistakes when building things. I fixed a laptop power supply where they didn't even solder the source resistor for the switcher.
Upload your pictures, and we shall we what we can do with it!
Open the enclosure, plug the IDE cable into the back of the hard drive. Plug the power connector into the back of the hard drive. Mount the hard drive with the included fasteners. Close the enclosure, Plug in the power supply to the wall. Turn on the external drive. Plug in the USB cable to your computer. Browse your files.
This Fixya will help you solve this problem. First of all your hard drive should be still ok but you will require to open the hard drive enclosure and replace the power supply (due to the wrong voltage tapping). Please feel free to follow these fixya's not only to recover your photos but get back a working hard drive!
Solution 1: Check fuses
1. Disconnect faulty enclosure from any mains supply
2. If power supply is INTERNAL you will have to OPEN the enclosure but BEFORE you do that WITH THE hard drive UNPLUGGED TURN ON the power switch to discharge the hard drive's internal power supply
2. Open the enclosure and check for any fuses on the inside. There should be one located close to the power swtich from inside. Change it with one of a similar rating because most probably this is the culprit.
3. Try and power up the drive THIS TIME WITH the CORRECT voltage tapping
4. If the power supply is EXTERNAL you do not need to open the enclosure, just change the power supply with a similar one and you should be up and running again.
Solution 2: But the fuse is ok but there is bbq smell when i opened the enclosure!
1. Ok this means that you will need to get hold of the internal hard drive.
2. If you have another computer check if the hard drive is still ok! Here is how:
- Turn off the computer
- Open case , #
- Hook it up to the Internal IDE cable and the internal power connector
- Turn on the computer.
- You should have this detected in my computer as a new hard drive and you
should be able to see all the data in it
2. But probably you still want this as external dont you? Ok buy another enclosure from a computer shop (this time you will just need an empty one)
3. Plug the hard drive in new enclosure. If you're not experienced enough just give it to them to hoook it up for you and FINALLY you should have the reincarnated buffalo hard drive functional again.
Hope this fixya was of help :)
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