About a month ago, my 2TB MyBook started disconnecting/turning off with even being touched. I found out that the USB connector inside hasn’t been soldered well, so it looked displaced. Then, plugging the USB cord wouldn’t work anymore (HD starts up then shuts down after blinking a few times). Only solution was to hold down the cord by applying a certain pressure on it so the connector would “touch” the circuit board (my guess).
Started backing up my stuff; worked fine at 15MB/s then suddenly it went down to 1MB/s and Windows even popped a message saying “Connect the deviced to a USB 2.0 port for faster speed etc.”. Unplugged the cord and the connector simply snapped off from the PCB.
What should I do? I think I have the HD for a year now so warranty is gone I suppose. Any idea/suggestion? Thanks a lot!