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9th Jan 2017, 11:35 AM
Hi,

I am using a WD Elements 1042. I have had it for over a year and it is likely to be a few years old as I bought it second hand.

The hard drive works perfectly, however a few days ago it got damaged and the point on it which I connect the USB to has become faulty. As a result, I now have to wiggle it around to get it to power on.

The hard drive works perfectly once powered on with no glitches.

These are the questions which I have.

1. Will buying an external enclosure solve the problem?

2. Will a 2.5 inch external enclosure do the trick, will any brand be Ok? I was thinking of buying one of Ebay from China since it is much cheaper.

3. Is it Ok to use the external hard drive now? Its works fine when I wiggle it to power on?

Thanks
Johnag
http://www.grabbitmedia.com/
 
 
 
   
   
 
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