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Windows 7: Fixing a WD My Passport Essentials SE


07 Nov 2011   #1
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Fixing a WD My Passport Essentials SE

Hi guys,

I was using my laptop with my WD Passport Essentials plugged in on the couch, and when I stood up the cable along with the hard drive gently touched down the floor. The result was an small opening in the HDD, not a break, just a opening, and I can't figure out how to put it back in. Here's a screenshot.

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The HDD still works fine, its just that I want to be closed again. Help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Slasher




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07 Nov 2011   #2
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Anyone?
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07 Nov 2011   #3
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Superglue???
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07 Nov 2011   #4
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Its not physically broken, it seems there is a way to shove it back into place, I just don't know how. Besides, I don't want to apply Superglue, for fear of it going into the HDD and messing it up.
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07 Nov 2011   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Superglue???
Like it, If pressing firmly doesn't do it I'd go with that!

Not soaking it all over but just 2 or 3 spots on the inside of the opening. Remember superglue take about 1min to dry on plastic, but about 0.2 seconds to bond your skin!
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07 Nov 2011   #6
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Well I'd like to put it back in place how it was originally, I doubt WD used glue to keep it in place right?
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07 Nov 2011   #7
Hipster Doofus

Windows 7 Pro x64 -- PCLinuxOS KDE4 FullMonty 2011
 
 

Blutac. Like plasticine but sticky.
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07 Nov 2011   #8
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

I know that lol...

Does anyone know how to place it in without the use of glue? I want to be able to rule out placing it in properly before applying glue...
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07 Nov 2011   #9
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Can you take a better closeup pic of the underside of the piece that came undone?

PS - the HDD is sealed, Superglue would never get in! Could always use a well placed sticker to hold it down???
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07 Nov 2011   #10
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

The HDD isn't completely sealed, I think. Alright here's a better pic I think.

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