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Replacing my Fantom Hard Drive 500GB circuit board

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

    how do I upload a picture?
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  4. fzabkar said:
    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.

    Here's the link, http://www.mediafire.com/view/?9xjgtklbq3dk7s9
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    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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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=N82E16817392032&name=External-Enclosures

    Here is a 3.5
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182156&name=External-Enclosures

    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=N82E16817182221&name=External-Enclosures

    Hope that helps. These are all low cost cases there are of course more expensive cases.
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