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Power Supply Board needed for EZQuest Cobra Plus 80 GB Hard

A friend gave me this drive stating that the HDD just clicks when powered on and will not startup. I found out that I need to get a replacement power supply for the unit. It has a burned transistor and capacitor on the power supply board. It looks like somebody spilled something on the drive

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  • Bob Morris
    Bob Morris Apr 05, 2008

    Thank you pagebor.



    My goof.. I know I need to change the power supply. I just need to know where I can get a replacement power supply.

  • oG_HaZe Apr 06, 2008

    I HAVE A FIREWIRE AND IT USE TO WORK BUT WHEN I CONNECT IT. IT DOSENT WORK???

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    i have the same problem with my EZQuest 250GB hard drive , any body know were to find parts?

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Please change the power supply

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http://www.samsung.com/ph/consumer/monitor-peripherals-printer/hard-disk-drive/35-pata-hdd/SP0802N/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=spec&fullspec=F

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