Hi guys, WD Passport usb jack failing, solder is fine but jack itself is fubar
TLDR Below, extra info at bottom:
Im looking for input as to how people have replaced these enclosures in the past, as the drive is 100% in working condition, but the microusb jack is failing and wont power on unless its pressed/tilted up as though the jack needs resoldering but upon inspection the solders are just fine, its the jack itself that is broken internal some how.
I cannot find replacement enclsoures for these drives, the drives PCB is attached to the drive so they are inseparable and to add insult to injury it does not use a standard SATA->USB type adapter, its one of WD's proprietary plugs and I cannot find any information as to how to obtain a plug (not that i want to anyway)
Sorry for the long title just trying to describe the issue that is currently frustrating me on this WD Passport external hard drive.
Firstly its in one of the black small enclosures that basically "clasps" into drive as the drive sits in a square frame to slip into the clam-like shell in case anyone was wondering.
P/N WDBAAA5000ABK -
Secondly I am currently retrieving the data off the drive,
But i still want to know if anyone has replaced the enclosure on these drives, obtained a plug for this proprietary interface or have any other tips/tricks that will help me keep this 100% useful, working drive that will otherwise go unused... >_<
Edited by drwmbt, 22 July 2013 - 10:42 AM.