Is it likely that I need a different cable? (1 Viewer)

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Here, look at this USB connection, it's on a hard drive I bought about years ago. I put a load of stuff on it and haven't looked at it since. Now when I connect it to the pc with a usb cable it doesn't seem to work however I only have USB cables that connect to the left side of the thing in the picture. Is it likely that I need a different cable that will also connect to the right side and power the damn thing up or is it more likely just dead? Thanks
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Here, look at this USB connection, it's on a hard drive I bought about years ago. I put a load of stuff on it and haven't looked at it since. Now when I connect it to the pc with a usb cable it doesn't seem to work however I only have USB cables that connect to the left side of the thing in the picture. Is it likely that I need a different cable that will also connect to the right side and power the damn thing up or is it more likely just dead? Thanks
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You need one of these

AAA PRODUCTS High Grade - USB 3.0 Cable for Western Digital/WD/Seagate/Clickfree/Toshiba/Samsung Portable Hard Drive - USB 3.0 A/Micro-B Cable (2m) Amazon product

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Here, look at this USB connection, it's on a hard drive I bought about years ago. I put a load of stuff on it and haven't looked at it since. Now when I connect it to the pc with a usb cable it doesn't seem to work however I only have USB cables that connect to the left side of the thing in the picture. Is it likely that I need a different cable that will also connect to the right side and power the damn thing up or is it more likely just dead? Thanks
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You need one of these

AAA PRODUCTS High Grade - USB 3.0 Cable for Western Digital/WD/Seagate/Clickfree/Toshiba/Samsung Portable Hard Drive - USB 3.0 A/Micro-B Cable (2m) Amazon product
 
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Here, look at this USB connection, it's on a hard drive I bought about years ago. I put a load of stuff on it and haven't looked at it since. Now when I connect it to the pc with a usb cable it doesn't seem to work however I only have USB cables that connect to the left side of the thing in the picture. Is it likely that I need a different cable that will also connect to the right side and power the damn thing up or is it more likely just dead? Thanks
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if you're still in Mullingar, take it to the place on Castle Street next to Wilf's. They fixed the port on a hard-drive I had that was fucked for a very reasonable price. 35 eu. They seem sound - they'll probably tell you if they can fix it there and then, or what you need to do with it.
 

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