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Where can i buy a western digital power supply board for inside a 600GB external hard drive. part number E03A-A3-80021-06-0 or CE3C102490900BDD

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    joecoolvette Dec 10, 2010

    Harder to find than hen teeth. One of the reasons is, if a harddrive has a head crash, (Read/Write Head into Platter), the circuit boards usually go in the trash with the bad harddrive. Second reason is that 'Braniac' (Or greedy) repair techs take take the boards off, and sell them to data recovery specialists. They may use them to fix the defunct drive, then charge you by the hour for putting the info on a New drive, or disks, or thumb drives. (And you know they aren't going to sell the boards!) Buy a new, or used WD with the same model number, use it's board on your defunct WD to retrieve information, then put it back on the new/used drive.

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Just buy a new off the shelf SATA HDD enclosure and put the drive in the new enclosure.

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WD elements SE 1TB Portable hard drive will power up and disk will spin but not showing up in my computer....


The external storage device has several major components:

* USB cable

* external power-supply

* disk-drive inside the enclosure

* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

Try a different USB cable.
Try a different USB port on your computer.
Try a USB port on a different computer.

Take a multi-meter, and measure the output voltage/amperage of the power-supply,
and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and attach it as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.

Look at the label on the disk-drive, for manufacturer, product-number, serial-number, and manufacture date. Access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status" to see if the warranty still is valid. If so, the drive can be replaced, at minimal cost to you.

Buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

Note that W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program. Buy a new W.D. disk-drive through the W.D. web-site, and you'll get a significant discount.

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The external storage device has several major components:

* USB cable

* external power-supply

* disk-drive inside the enclosure

* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

Try a different USB cable.
Try a different USB port on your computer.
Try a USB port on a different computer.

Take a multi-meter, and measure the output voltage/amperage of the power-supply,
and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and attach it as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.

Look at the label on the disk-drive, for manufacturer, product-number, serial-number, and manufacture date. Access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status" to see if the warranty still is valid. If so, the drive can be replaced, at minimal cost to you.

Buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

Note that W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program. Buy a new W.D. disk-drive through the W.D. web-site, at a significant discount.

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The external storage device has several major components:

* USB cable

* external power-supply

* disk-drive inside the enclosure

* USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

Try a different USB cable.
Try a different USB port on your computer.
Try a USB port on a different computer.

Take a multi-meter, and measure the output voltage/amperage of the power-supply,
and compare with the specifications on the label of the power-supply.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and attach it as a "slave" drive in a desktop computer, to see if bypassing the USB-to-disk-drive adapter bypasses the problem.

Look at the label on the disk-drive, for manufacturer, product-number, serial-number, and manufacture date. Access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status" to see if the warranty still is valid. If so, the drive can be replaced, at minimal cost to you.

Buy a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

Note that W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program. Buy a new W.D. disk-drive through the W.D. web-site, at a significant discount.

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Any external disk-drive as small as 80GB is probably "out-of-warranty" -- it's likely that the disk-drive inside the enclosure has "died".

You have two options, not mutually exclusive:
* exercise the Western Digital "Customer Loyalty" program -- find the serial-number of your Passport, and access WD's web-site to buy a new Passport, citing the old serial-number to qualify for a significant discount on your purchase;
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I have had my own experience with Western Digital and their policy is to not sell or provide parts in order to replace damaged parts in an otherwise functional device.

Your options would be to send it in to WD for a repair and strictly a repair. They may replace the power supply.

The other option is to buy a used/off-market case or power supply which matches your drive's supply.

I had a harddrive burn a hole through one of the interface chips on the bottom of the HD and was told there was no way I could get it repaired or recover the data as it was. However, I found an exact match for model and type of the drive and a near enough year to the one I had and exchanged the interface boards on the drive, and I'm using the drive today as my main boot disk.

All you need to do is replace the power supply. Try Ebay for your external drive model number, there may be cases with no drives which you could buy that have functioning power supplies, or power supplies alone.

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