Broken USB port (Yup another one)

Hello everyone, I’m sure that some of you are familiar with this flaw in WD’s Mybook. The mini USB connection on the drive broke off and now I cannot access my files. I have already read many threads and I know that WD will only replace the drive, data recovery costs around $900, and connecting the drive to the motherboard won’t work. Has anyone figured out a solution to this problem…Thanks in advance!

Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

To Contact WD for Technical Support

I and many others have already tried getting help from WD. I told them my exact situation, and all they could do was replace the hard drive. I even asked for the specific part that was broken, but they told me it wasn’t possible. With data recovery (what they suggested) at $900, I’m searching for more affordable options.

I’ll probably end up buying a new drive and swapping out the parts.