I have the exact same problem with my external hard drive, except I ordered a 2.5 enclosure and it appears that both drives have the SATA adapter on them and I cannot take the hard drive out of the broken case into the new one.
Any suggestions? I could not get the adapter off either one and I didn't want to pull to hard, as I dont want to damage the hard drive I have now.
Thanks for any help you can give!
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got it figured out, stupid screws on the bottom ><
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Glad it worked out! And you are right; never force and dismantle anything.