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Maxtor OneTouch 4 took a slight tumble whilst usb was plugged in ! Now the usb connector in the rear of the hard drive is lose and won't hold the cable. How easy is it to repair or replace the connector?

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You can do it yourself if you have a mini soldering gun and thin solder made for electronics and have solid knowledge of how it is connected. Sometimes it may be cheaper and easier to buy a new hard drive case if you dont own the right equipment. Also, the hard drive must be removed from the case before attempting this.

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