A younger friend of mine dropped an USB mini Iomega external hard drive.After examining it,I see the the wires to the, inside of the USB plug are broken.But the good news is the 3 1/2 inch plastic piece unplugs from the hard drive.The bad news is I cant find the part.Ive been trying to find a cheeper one on ebay say 10 GB to use the plug.Possible slave the drive so he get all his video games back.......................Any thoughts,Ideas?
I usually recommend people using an external enclosure instaed of "slaving" because the latter can involve people unfamiliar with techie stuff having to enter BIOS, chaning drive settings, possible jumpers and cable issues...and other "fun" stuff during booting...
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Posts: 8745 From: California.U.S.A. Registered: Dec 2002
Originally posted by FieroRumor: You can just rip it open, and plop it it to a new enclosure. It's gonna either be IDE or SATA. Not hard. Send it my way, if you're squeemish... but it's not a big deal. Does the hard driv elook like it's got two rows of pins, or sorta like a cartridge connector
Yes your right FieroRumor, I have gone into the Biose befor, but Ive never had good luck attempting to slave an extra hard drive,(even with the biose set to what it should be), so Im trying to avoid that option at the moment.He has the hard drive at the moment and I beleave it has two rows of pins.So now my question is, does a new enclosre contain that plastic piece that plugs into the hard drive? it has the USB plug attached to it.The case isnt broken,but if a new enclosure has the piece,I might try that.Right now its not realley that Important, serves him right for allso breaking the hinge on an $850 Laptop his mom baught him 8 months ago.The external HDD I baught him was less than 3 months old when he broke the plug.Grrrrr......One Tera bight down the tubes.