I had a buddy of mine connect this “universal” power source/battery type thing into my My Book 1TB USB2.0 external harddrive and it never turned on. I then tried using the original power cord and it still didnt turn on.
I smelled the harddrive and it smelled like burnt rubber (very faintly). I am assuming that one of the safety transistors were blown since there was too much power running to the harddrive.
My question is, can I take apart my USB 2.0 external harddrive and replace the circuit board with a new version of the My Book 1 TB (USB 2.0/3.0) circuit board with out the harddrive reformatting or getting messed up?
I hope this works since I have about 25000 songs that i lost, in addition to all my college work/senior project papers that I need before I graduate in about 2 weeks.
Thanks in advance.