|I suspect that there may be a small fuse that one might be able to replace it you want. It may be a common one or may be oddly labeled like R1 or L1 but have someone who knows electronics look at it.|
In most cases you should be able to at least try to replace either the external housing with some smaller adapter or enclosure. Or you can try to put it in a computer.
Some external NAS may be linux formatted. I assume you mean a usb external box.
Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?