I have a Western Digital External Hard drive My Book 500Gb USB2.0
I accidentally put in my laptop power adapter (19V) instead of the Western Digital adapter (12V) so I most likely have fried my power board. I know I can remove the hard drive and put in into a PC, but I only have a laptop. So, I'd really love to repair it.
If the power inverter board has failed - how do I replace it? I have searched for the part number (
p/n 4060-705002-001rev.a) but haven't found it.
(P.S. Also it would be good if the new designs had a unique shaped power plug on the WD adapter to prevent this sort of thing happening)