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I have a USB connector on the back of my 250GB My Book that is now broken. The inside black rectangular plastic is missing. Can this be easily repaired?? I can do this myself if it can be.

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Repair is next to impossible. The black center part that's missing is what holds the four gold terminals in place. Good news is these external hard drive cabinets are universal. You can buy an empty one on eBay, for instance, and mount your drive inside.

Only caveat: The included software might not work on a non-MyBook drive interface. But if you don't use the software (which usually sucks anyway) then you are good to go.

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I cannot install the above mentioned scanner since the driver is unspecified


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The Compaq Presario SR1703WM desktop computer, uses an Asus A9AE-LE motherboard.
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