|I broke the usb port on my 1 tr sea-gate drive as well. took forever to figure out, but what i did was;|
- call sea-gate for permission to open the case to get to the drive. Otherwise it voids the warranty.
- brought a 30 dollar universal drive adapter. (a cord that accesses various drives) mine was from newer technology, usb 2.0 universal drive adapter. i brought the 1st one i found.
- got the information off with the cord. (my computer, laptop/desktop, didn't have a slot to get the information off the drive directly)
-sent drive to seagate at the address they gave me, and got a new drive replacement.
it works better and cheaper if you can instal the drive into a desktop computer, but mine was to old.