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BROKEN PLUG? The connector on the back of my Maxtor hard drive snapped off and fell inside the unit. Is there any way to transfer thedata to another external hard drive??

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You can buy another external housing and then just swap the hard drive itself over to the new housing. The housing only cost in the 30 buck range if not cheaper. If you need to get the data off, you can also buy an EIDE/SATA to USB adapter that will allow the connection between an unhoused hard drive and a computer. CompUSA sells them for around 20-25 bucks.

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