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External Hard drive - power cord dead


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#1 diego88

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:48 AM

Hello!

I have a Western Digital external hard drive that has a power cord, besides the USB cord. I have hardly used this drive in the past 2 years I have had it, but I have all of my photos and music on it. Luckily I saved my photos to disks, but my Music is not. I took the drive to an electronic shop and they tested the power cord and it is dead, but it is a wierd connection that they do not have, nor does Radio Shack. Can anyone tell me a reputable electronic company that may have a power cord or better yet, does anyone know how to get the info off of that drive some other way? I know you can somehow open the case and attach it to the the computer but I have no idea how to do that.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:13 AM

Can post the model of the hard drive.

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Posted 31 March 2011 - 04:16 AM

Hello!

Yes, I will provide more information, hopefully later tonight.

Thanks!

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:41 AM

Sorry, did not get a chance to get the model number yet. It is, however, a Western Digital Elements external hard drive. I have seen nothing but terrible posts about the power supply for these all over the web. I will get more info though this weekend.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:58 AM

It is a Western Digital "WD Elements" - Model # WD5000E035-00
DC IN 12/5V

Power Cord - AcBel - Model # AD6008 - ID:740G - B081551026A
Input 100-240V (50-60Hz 0.85A
Output 5v/12v

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 02:27 AM

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:28 AM

Thanks, can I hook the external hard drive to my PC directly, without the power cord?

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:22 AM

Do take a look at this thread.

You could open up the WD enclosure, take out the HDD and fit it into a new enclosure.

Alternatively, you could purchase the AcBel AD6008 power adapter.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 11 April 2011 - 05:23 AM.

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