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My USB cable connection was pushed in and broke. It's detatched from the circut board it's connected too inside the hard drive. Can I buy this circut board seperately. It also has the power connector on it. I have the 1 tb My Book

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No, but you can buy another enclosure to put your hard drive in. Disassemble your mybook, remove the drive and connect it to your new enclosure -- that's it!

You can buy a new enclosure from newegg, or radio shack (they had a few for really cheap on clearance last time I checked), Just make sure you buy the correct size enclosure, it's most likely 3.5"

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