how do i replace an external hard drive enclosure?
by tobo73 - 11/4/08 10:23 AM
Hi - any help greatly appreciated. I've got a Western Digital 80GB ext. hard drive. The drive itself seems fine but the port for the USB cable came loose and no longer works. I can hear the metal socket jangling around inside the enclosure when I shake it. My understanding is that I need to remove the drive and put it into a new enclosure. Repair people in my area that I've talked to seem uninterested in helping, since I guess it's a small job. Not small to me, however, since I will need some of the files on the drive in a few weeks.
Thanks for any advice. In case it's not obvious, this is all new to me and I really don't want to injure the drive itself.