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Old 06-22-2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Plugged Wrong Power Cord Into External Hard Drive

I plugged the wrong power cord into my external hard drive, it turned on, then off, and smelled kinda funny. I believe the hard drive's power source is fried now. So if i take the casing apart, is my hard drive that is inside any good anymore? Would it be able to be put into a computer? Anything?
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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I doubt it since it's connected to the power source

How many volts was the power cord compared to the external hard drive
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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not really sure, havent checked it out. But i know the origional cord does not work now, so im guessing its fried. I am able to get the hard drive out, and its got two connections on it. Not sure if it would be able to mount into a computer or anything?
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:08 PM   #4
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external hard drives can be mounted in a desktop pc, so u could try if u want
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Old 06-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #5
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is there any way of getting a new power source to keep it as a external?
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Old 06-22-2009, 09:24 PM   #6
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You could get a new external case if the hard drive still works
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Default Re: Plugged Wrong Power Cord Into External Hard Drive

Yep, ring hit the nail on the head. External drive enclosures just have a cheap little interface board to translate IDE/SATA to USB, they usually fry pretty easily. Chances are that's all that fried so the drive should be alright.
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sounds good, anyone know where to get a new enclosure?
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You can get enclosures on Newegg.

First thing I would do is take it out of the enclosure and put it in your PC to make sure it works before you spend money on an enclosure.
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Dude, if you're having this problem now, a girlfriend is just going to complicate things some more.
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