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Hi. I have lost my adapter and connectors to connect my smart disk HD to my Macintosh power book (g3 model). The model # on my disk drive is FWFL80-N. Has another # which is JH7X04. Where can I find replacements? Thanks, Becky

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You could buy a disk-drive-to-USB adapter, and connect the "bare" disk-drive to a USB port on your computer, and then copy all the files onto your computer.

See: http://cgi1.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190391564434
for under $5.00 for such an adapter.

Or, you could spend about $40 to buy a brand-new enclosure & AC-adapter & cable that is "empty", and then you could "transplant" your 40GB disk-drive into that enclosure, without losing any data on the disk-drive. Then, copy the files, and then remove the disk-drive, and purchase a new, larger, disk-drive, and install that into the new enclosure.

Given that your disk-drive is "only" 40GB, it's probably getting old, and is "out-of-warranty", and thus should be "retired" before it completely fails.

So, the best solution would be to buy a brand-new, much larger, external storage device.

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