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I have a 10GB Philips 1" external hard drive. The wire that goes to the usb connector is broken, making the data inacessible. I took it to Best Buy to see if they could repair it, and they said no, even though it seems like an easy soldering job. Is it really that hard to fix? Could I do it myself, or find someone who would do it?

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It wasn't just the cable adapter--a wire broke inside the device, between the device and the usb interface. It's okay, though, my boss at work broke it open and re-soldered the wires (after the Geek Squad at Best Buy told me there was nothing they could do). It worked fine, and all the data was recovered!

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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If you can find or purchase another cable adapter just replace it. not worth fixing and might cause your external hard drive to crash if you get to fix the cable wrongly and will be spending more and losing both hard drive and cable

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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