Broken usb western digital my book 500b

has anyone had any success recoving their date from a broken usb in their my book external hard drive?

if so, methods?

I have searched this site/google and I see this is a international manufacturing issue

so far I have soldering the usb back in?

You can try using a board from an identical drive. There is no guarantee it will work WD changes them frequently. Opening the drive voids the warranty. There is also professional data recovery but it is expensive.


joe’s right. you’re pretty much stuck with soldering, try another board from a similar drive, or data recovery.  the first two will void your warranty, though.