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I have a maxtor 500 gb basic desktop storage the usb pot on the hard drive went too deep into the case and its not waorking what should i do ?

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I assume you mean an external drive. You will simply need to open the case (external drive case, NOT the actual HDD!) and re glue the USB port where it belongs. If the port had been soldered in place, you will likely need to re-heat the joints with a soldering iron.

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