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Old 11-07-09, 11:01 AM
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Loose USB port on external hard drive

I have an i/o Magic gigabank external hard drive and the USB port on the back of the HD is loose. Any way to repair this? My computer will recognize it if I wiggle the cable just right, but it's real finnicky and looses connect easily.

It looks like this.

There are no screws on the case. I would have to destroy the case in order to get inside to the disc

This is the kind of USB cable it uses.
Old 11-08-09, 12:18 PM
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Re: Loose USB port on external hard drive

Well, I got it open. I just peeled back the end (stuck on with double sided tape) and there were two screws. I took the HDD out and installed it inside my computer case. It seems to be working fine. Must have been the connections used to make it an external drive.

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