I'm a 55 year old who's trying to learn a bit more about building/upgrading/repairing computers and related hardware. I got 2 young children (3 & 4 years old) who already get a lot out of my old desktop, which I hope to upgrade. I've got a real problem with a external hardrive which has all my photo's and video's of them.
I posted the following a few days ago, but no one has replied.
Ive blown the power on my Seagate 1 TB external hardrive by plugging in my laptop cable by mistake. I bought a new Seagate 1 TB in the hope of switching over the power unit. It hasnt worked. I notice though that the old unit spec says:
The new one says: +5V 0.83A
I really dont know what Im doing, but think these specs mean the new power unit isnt powerfull enough to boot up the old drive.
I was also hoping to fit one of the drives into my desktop as an additional permanent memory.
I really would appriceate any help/advice on this as theres a lot other data on the old one I need to access. Thanks