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Water Damage I took a plastic cover off my drive Firewire drive and the connection for the power and light button got disconnected. I was wondering where it plugs back in. If someone has a diagram that would be great. The code on the back of the drive is 118715. Thanks

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It will only plug in in the correct way. Study the connectors and you will see it.

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