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The USB on my Portable 500GB harddrive broke. How do I get the data back off.

So the USB thing broke. I need to get the data off, is there a hard drive reader or another case? And is the USB apart of the harddrive? I took the black case off, and was greeted with a silver in-closer, the USB is stuck inside the USB hole.

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So the USB broke off inside the port? I'd suggest being very careful, taking a set of needle-nose pliers, and removing the part stuck inside. Try using a new USB cable.

If the USB port that's broken isn't directly a part of the hard drive, you can remove the hard drive and put it in a new case.

If the USB is directly connected, unless you know how to solder I would suggest taking it to Geek Squad to get the port replaced.

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