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Broken external hard drive

So the connection on this hdd has always been loose but recent ly i went to unplug the usb cord from the drive and managed to rip out the entire connection. The files on it werent incredibly important but being a musician i had several recorded songs on it that would be a pain the re-record. So would there be any use for a drive with no connection on it? Can it be repaired?

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  1. ISTM that the USB connection is on a detachable bridge board. Just connect the drive to a SATA port and you should have access to your data.
  2. fzabkar said:
    ISTM that the USB connection is on a detachable bridge board. Just connect the drive to a SATA port and you should have access to your data.


    and how would i go about that?
  3. Best answer
    The bridge board should pull away from the drive's SATA connectors.

    http://pcb-hdd.com/images/Samsung%20HN-M101MBB%20pcb%20BF41-00354%20A%2000%20M8%20rev.03%20R00.JPG?osCsid=acae35f9e1ba6fb871f73df4723c00bf
    http://www.samsung.com/global/system/business/hdd/prdmodel/2011/6/9/156582m8.pdf
    http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/support/docs/samsung-ds/100698122c.pdf
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