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Damaged External Hard Drive HELP PLEASE

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  • Started 4 years ago by jjrivera31
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jjrivera31
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I have a western Digital external gard drive that i dropped from my desk. The part where the usb connector attaches to send the data to the pc broke off and now i have lost it. A friend of mine suggested that the CPU could be accessed somehow by a different way and the files transferred. Can any one tell me if this can be done and explain so i can do it. Thank you.

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CompWiz
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Nowadays, almost every external hard drives use the same hard drives as laptops. What I'd do is buy myself and external sata case like this one;

http://www.amazon.com/SATA-Har.....B000UTQOEW

Open the external drive and insert it in the HD case>connect to another computer via USB and extract all info. That's if the hard drive isn't damage internally.

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G41M
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jjrivera31, can you give us the WD external hard drive model. Some USB external hard drives have USB connectors soldered to the PCB so one can not just replace the enclosure. Refer to this post.

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