Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Western Digital My Book – External Hard Drive – Disassembling procedure – How to replace the mini USB Port – Laptop repair and Service

Category: Laptop Repair and Service 

Contents of this article 

  • How to remove the case 
  • How to remove the board 
  • How to replace the USB port 

Western Digital My Book

Turn the drive to its backside.
With the plastic opening tool, fit the pry along the edges of the case.
When you hear the case snap-out of its fitted grooves, go ahead slowly slide the board assembly out of the case.
Gently pull the three pronged, clear plastic piece from the inserted rubber holder.
Unscrew the 2 screws from the motherboard.
Remove all the rubber pieces from the four corners to unhinge the motherboard.
Safely remove the motherboard. Set aside in a safe static-free location.
Grab the mini USB and align it with the appropriate metal docks on the motherboard.
Soldering Iron is extremely hot.
Please do not touch the iron tip.
Start heating up the Soldering Iron, may take about 10–15 mins.