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Replacing my Fantom Hard Drive 500GB circuit board

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October 19, 2012 2:20:26 AM

Where can I buy a new circuit board for my Fantom Drive 500GB external hard drive? The power connector burnt out. I have over 500 movies on the hard drive and sure would hate to lose all of them if I dont have to. Please help!

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a c 336 G Storage
October 19, 2012 10:42:17 AM

Could we see a photo of the damage?
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October 19, 2012 9:31:22 PM

fzabkar said:
Could we see a photo of the damage?

how do I upload a picture?
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a c 336 G Storage
October 19, 2012 10:00:10 PM

Upload it to a file sharing site.

Please supply a direct link to the image so that we can avoid the ads, banners, popups, etc.
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a b G Storage
October 19, 2012 10:35:14 PM

The connector is just a standard SATA so if you have a spare SATA port on you mainboard you could connect it to that or buy a external case to hold the drive.
If you get a new case just make sure that the internal connector is SATA and you should be good to go. It might be cheaper than getting a new board for your current case.
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October 19, 2012 10:42:35 PM

bryonhowley said:
The connector is just a standard SATA so if you have a spare SATA port on you mainboard you could connect it to that or buy a external case to hold the drive.
If you get a new case just make sure that the internal connector is SATA and you should be good to go. It might be cheaper than getting a new board for your current case.

So if I buy a new external enclosure for it, will it have a new circuit board?
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a b G Storage
October 19, 2012 11:07:24 PM

rjbrunker said:
So if I buy a new external enclosure for it, will it have a new circuit board?

Yes a external enclosure will have everything you need. You will just pop the hard drive into the enclosure and you should be good to go.

I do not know if your drive is a 2.5 or 3.5.
Here is a 2.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here is a 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And here is one that I own and works very well it is called a toaster because you can pop a 2.5 or 3.5 into it so you do not need to open the enclosure.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hope that helps. These are all low cost cases there are of course more expensive cases.
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October 19, 2012 11:46:09 PM

Best answer selected by rjbrunker.
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