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Burned out battery charge circuit AC/DC

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Nate, Apr 2, 2007.

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  1. Nate

    Nate Guest

    I don't have a lot of knowledge on electronics so I'm taking a shot at
    this... I've got a Nikon handheld portable hard drive used for
    viewing and storing digital photos. The battery was dead and I didn't
    have the unit AC/DC power adapter with me, so grabbed another one that
    I found in the office. Like an idiot, I didn't check the voltage/amp
    rating before I plugged it in. The unit is supposed to get 5volts and
    I plugged in a 12volt converter. Now the unit doesn't work at all and
    I can't get the battery charged. I've got over 1,000 pictures saved
    on the drive, so it's pretty important that I'm able to fix it. What,
    if anything, happened - is it fixable - what's the cost - etc.? I'm
    thinking to take the battery in to a battery store and see if they can
    recharge it without being attached to the unit. At least then I might
    get it working long enough to make a backup of all the pictures. Any

    Nate K
  2. Meat Plow

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    If it's a 2.5" drive inside, get a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter and slap it in a PC
    and you should be able to get your pics off of it. You could also buy
    another case.

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  3. If it uses a CF compatible hard drive, it can be removed and read.

    A fuse probably blew due to the 12-volt supply. It might be repairable.

    Battery stores will probably be of little or no help in this situation.

    Good luck!
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