I tried to contact the usb cable manually with the board that has the power adapter, usb output connection and encryption. Remember my usb cable connector dislodged from the board and needs to be soldered.
Well if I hold it at just the right angle the drive gets connection and my pc recognizes the drive and opens the Smartart program. It’s too hard for me to hold it long enough to transfer any data. I mean it has to be touching perfectly at the weirdest angle!
My question is…and please know I do not have experience with electronics beyond basics, is there any way to connect the wires to the 4 pins on the little board so I can at least back up my data off the drive? if so, please can someone explain to me how to do this? How difficult would it be?
Like I said, it’s awful WD will not offer to repair or replace the seperate USB to SATA baord. It’s ridiculous considering how many people have suffered this same issue. I can’t believe there hasn’t been a bigger stink about this. Once again pain in the **bleep**!