you can still get your data with few tricks, never throw this drive. you just need a donor logic board of the same model number which you can find on the hard drive pcb, for that you need to open the hard drive case first, then you can get the pcb model number most probably on the bottom - left side and order that pcb logic board from hdd-parts.com they do ship world wide which would cost around $50, but thats ok at least you will get your data brother.
So you have 3 option :
First : — you have to find and purchase that same broken usb 3.0 connector which would cost around 5$ and go to mobile repair shop for soldering.
Second :— You can do DIY stuff in this method , you have to buy the whole logic board of the same pcb model, and swap the boards yourself , tools needed — only the screw driver , no soldering stuff, but this method would cost you at least 50$ , I will recommend hdd-parts.com for this method.
Third :— Last step , look for the data recovery workshops in your city and handover your drive to them and allow them to fix this issue for you or for data recovery only. But if you feel that my data is so sensitive I can’t just handover this drive to anyone then please excuse this method and can try from above two methods. but before to do any mistakes always google and research about your problem, only a good keyword for search engines can save your time and problem.
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you can still get your data with few tricks, never throw this drive. you just need a donor logic board of the same model number which you can find on the hard drive pcb, for that you need to open the hard drive case first, then you can order that pcb logic board from hdd-parts.com they do ship world wide whil would cost around $50, but thats ok at least you will get your data brother.
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I would like to ask, what to do in case if the contacts inside the box are damaged (fired) . I heard that there is some possibility to get the pictures from the WD with som scanning mode but it is so so expensive. is there some other method thanks
Hey, where did you fix this atlast? I have met with the same situation now unfortunately, trying to find the solution.
Hi.Joining in with this topic.
Same scenario. My WD 5TB back up drive started to have connection issues, relating to the micro USB 3.0 8 pin port. However I would just jiggle the cable around in the port until it would connect and then prop it upright instead of flat.
Cut a long story short, it won't connect any more.
I took the drive out of the enclosure to get better access to the port and
see if I could tweak around with it but now completely unresponsive.
It seems it's something just the soldered connection of the port hardware,
thinking the board itself is compromised too or shorted out.
I'm hoping with advice from someone here, how easyish or difficult to try and install your own PCB board. It's well past any warranty from WDigital on this model.