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External Hard Drive Repair?

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#1 gordonfb


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 08:10 AM

My Seagate suddenly will not power on. 12 VDC and USB connections are fine. Where should I get this repaired to retrieve stored data? I am in Clearwater, FL.

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#2 jodav


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Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

Hi gordonfb,

It is possible that the logic board in the external hard drive housing has gone, in which case you will need to buy a new external hard drive housing. just make sure you buy the right type "SATA or IDE" and size three and a half inch or two and a half inch (laptop). Remove the drive from the existing housing to find out. Some examples here

The other option is to buy one of these and connect it to a USB port.

If however the hard drive has gone, then you are goosed.

Good Luck,
jodav :)

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