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Broken Usb Port (Seagate External Hard Drive)

by hurtyoubad / April 6, 2011 10:06 AM PDT

I have a Seagate Momentus 5400.2 100GB External Hard Drive. Recently i dropped it causing the usb port to break from the circuit board. Does anyone know if it is a case of having to buy a new circuit board or if it would be possible to repair?
I can attach photo's if necessary.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 10:39 AM PDT

Will move the HDD inside that case to a new enclosure.

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Probably not worth the trouble for 100GB.
by ahtoi / April 6, 2011 6:22 PM PDT

I just bought 1TB Seagate for $50 (no firewire, only usb). I am thinking maybe your Hdd. might also be damaged as well. But good luck anyway.

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by popsdad2112 / January 29, 2012 12:42 AM PST

Ebay has a SATA to USB with ower cable for 8 bucks. You have to remove the drive which voids the worthless waranty but you can use it again. Just plug the cables where the circiut card plugs in.

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