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External hard drives

mako is off-lineSilver Member
29 March 2014 12:51
makoimaging
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makoimaging
Location
Ireland
Wexford
wexford

Hi all, I've been backing up my shoots on external hard drives. Recently, I've had a problem that the hard drive plug socket (not the USB plug, the female socket on the drive itself), has fallen out and I can't access the drives at all. This has happened, unbelievably, to TWO of my external drives within three days!!!

How do I access the drives now? Can they be repaired WITHOUT losing all my information? Local computer shop or where do I send them?

Very annoying problem but I'd appreciate any advice please?

Pete


HowardJ is off-line
29 March 2014 13:07
HowardJ
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HowardJ
Location
United Kingdom
Surrey
West Midlands

If its just the power plug socket then yes it can be repaired quite easily by anyone capable of some basic electrical work or just by opening the case and reseating the socket.


Oscars Photostudio is off-line
29 March 2014 13:20
oscar
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oscar
Location
United Kingdom
Cheshire
Nr Warrington

If you can't fix them strip them down to the hard drive and buy a docking station.
Then you just put the hard drive into the docking station when you want to use it.


modjo30 is off-line
29 March 2014 13:49
modjo30
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modjo30
Location
United Kingdom
Cambridgeshire
st neots

Just buy a new hard drive caddy, remove the hard drive from the broken case and install into the new case, or if you have a desktop computer, just connect the hard drive to that using the sata cable, faster transfer than usb that way anyway


mako is off-lineSilver Member
29 March 2014 15:01
makoimaging
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makoimaging
Location
Ireland
Wexford
wexford

Many thanks guys.


Andy_B is off-lineSilver Member
29 March 2014 18:04
Andy_B
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Andy_B
Location
United Kingdom
London
London

What brand were these? Useful to know / avoid!



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