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My Brother is in the US Army,in Pakistand and bought and sent me a WESTERN DIGITAL 320gb "MY BOOK" model #WD3200do32-000 and i just got it and opened it to find that it has a foreign plug that is not like the house plugs in the U.S. Can i use a plug i found here that went to a electric shaver?It fit the "My Book" and has the U.S. end to plug into 110 house current.Nether of us was thinking at the time about any plug and now that ive opened it am i out of luck PLEASE HELP TONY SHELTON

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TMI, but the cord might be fine. Just read the input spec on the power brick or per the manual, and if it can tolerate 110vac .5A (e.g. INPUT: 100-340VAC 0.5A) it will be okay. The maker doesn't know where that shaver cord has been, so of course they're not going to guarantee it won't start fire or worse, but it's just a cord. Test-fit it before energizing it, maybe buy a newer one if a cat's eaten some of it, then check carefully that it's not heating up when in use, before letting it be.
Let bro' know what kind of cord they sent, as a heads-up.

Hey, why'd you call it a generic desktop problem when you had the WD MyBook model info and everything? Nobody else can use problems and solutions that don't have specs on 'em....

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