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I need new Power Supply for Western Digital External Hard Drive

The drive is a WD Media Center - The Power Supply is marked 'Part II Research Inc' Model Number AC-005W. Importer is OMNI Co Ltd. The input is 100-240Vac,1A,50/60 hz and the output is +5V==/2.2A, +12V==/1.5A.

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  • colmar_smith Aug 01, 2010

    My question is, where can I buy a power supply as described - my existing power supply for WD Hard Drive has died.



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That's good information to know, but what is your question?

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  • ikkenom Aug 01, 2010

    > where can I buy a power supply as described

    Check any local "electrical supply" store (ask any electrician where they get their supplies) or order directly through Western Digital's web-site.

    Or, it's possible to buy a new "empty" external hard-drive case, extract your disk-drive from its current case, and mount your disk-drive into the new case -- probably costs $30 to $50.


    or your local "big-box" consumer-electronics store.



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