Question How to fix a USB short circuit (external drive) ?

Nov 6, 2020
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Hello,

just tried plugging my Backup-HDD via SATA/USB-adapter.

As soon as the metal of the USB-ports touched(!) each other (USB wasnt even plugged), I hear the HDD turn off. No sound. I plugged it and there was no new drive in Windows.

I didnt realize what was going on and tried another USB-plug on the backside of my tower... connected HDD power supply, waited for the HDD to turn on, tried to plug the USB again, HDD turns off again. (think I even saw a little "light" flashing between the both metal parts of the USB plug.

My Windows is still fine, no bluescreens or such.

Now I´m actually afraid to plug other devices (smartphone, USB-sticks etc) or simply restart my PC. Also I m very scared, my backup on this HDD is gone.

Can anyone lead or help me with this?

Thank you.

PS: I´m not using any new tools, just the same adapter/cables like a week ago, when everything was fine.
 

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