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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

replace capacitors on WD external USB control board

Text:

So my WD USB controller board has 3 burnt capacitors on it after years of use i found the cause after cracking the case open. Now my main question is can i replace those capacitors by soldering in new ones or just find if they even make a replacement USB control board. the drive itself is fine i plugged it straight to my mother board it did manage to be recognized but it disappears after a few moments i did read there is something built in to the controller that protects your data.

Device:

Western Digital My Book

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

562158

Original post by: Cecil Kimbrough ,

Title:

replace capacitors on WD external USB control board

Text:

So my WD USB controller board has 3 burnt capacitors on it after years of use i found the cause after cracking the case open. Now my main question is can i replace those capacitors by soldering in new ones or just find if they even make a replacement USB control board. the drive itself is fine i plugged it straight to my mother board it did manage to be recognized but it disappears after a few moments i did read there is something built in to the controller that protects your data.

Device:

Western Digital My Book

Status:

open