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I am looking for a usb/esata 1394 interface replacement part. Where can I find one?

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I find Mouser is one good place. There are others, not advertising for Mouser.

http://www.mouser.com/Interconnects/USB-Firewire-Connectors/_/N-55dbs/

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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  • nanabren Nov 11, 2010

    amaynes...please let me know if you find one...I am searching for the same thing! thanks

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    joecoolvette Nov 11, 2010

    nanabren, did you look at the Mouser.com website?

  • amaynes Nov 11, 2010

    Seagate e-mailed me back and said that they do not make individual replacement parts. They suggested I check the warranty and send it back to them, but I need to get the files off it before I do that.

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Nov 11, 2010

    amaynes, what goes out on an external harddrive is the circuit board.

    A) Remove the Harddrive, install it in an external enclosure. The external enclosure has a USB 2.0 and eSata connections.
    B) Remove the Harddrive, install it in your computer, if your computer uses SATA harddrives.


    Removal procedures, two styles of Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB extermal harddrives,

    1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIs3Pz15O...

    2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2vUMO2mG...

    The Harddrive is a SATA unit. It is a desktop sized harddrive.
    3.5 inches across in Width.
    (3 and a half inches)

    For an external enclosure you need a SATA 3.5 external enclosure.
    Here is one example,

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/...







  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Nov 11, 2010

    Edit: "Removal procedures, two styles of Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB extermal harddrives,", should be"Removal procedures, two styles of Seagate FreeAgent Pro 500GB exterNal harddrives,

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