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Broken USB connection inside external HD

November 22, 2010 at 09:59:44
Specs: Windows Vista

I have a Seagate® Expansion™ External Drive 1TB capacity. The socket (for want of a better word) has detached itself from the fixings and there doesn't seem to be an obvious way of opening the drive housing. Any suggestions of how to remedy this? I don't mind having to buy a new drive if that's necessary, I just don't want to lose everything on it. I'm confident that the drive still works as it wasn't dropped, I've never had problems with it in the 2 1/2 years prior to this and it worked right up till the point that the connection became detached. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ed


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#1
November 22, 2010 at 12:45:33

There is a way to open you just have to find it.

It may be possible to fix that socket or connector. Dunno.


I'd think the drive is usable. Might have to buy a usb to sata adapter like this to access it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

One can get it cheaper too.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
November 22, 2010 at 14:44:46

Well after your advice and some searching on youtube I managed to find several videos on opening up the drive, the socket for the mini usb is completely disconnected from the green board. How does a usb to sata adapter work and how would I connect it? I presume there is some sort of connection on the drive? Apologies for my ignorance :D

Ed


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#3
November 22, 2010 at 15:51:53

Computer usb port --> adapter + power supply--> drive

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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