Hi I have a 4tb My Passport portable external hard drive and my Usb connector is loose causing it only light up with power if I put a fair amount of pressure on it and hold the cord just so but it is very touchy and I cant hold it that way for more then 5 to 10 seconds before it looses power again cause I moved my hand by an iota.
Ive research the issue and I know that the usb connector is sodder on the the circuit board. My question is there a way to repair or replace said sodder on usb connector and if so how would one do so? I just want to retrieve my data off my drive. So even if its only a temporary fix im fine with that just to move my data off the drive. Ive looked into data recovery but its so pricey starting at $700 and going up from there so if there is another way to get my data I would be over the moon grateful.
Thanks so much for your time.