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Portable HD gasket removal


Active member
I removed the gasket from my Portable Conner CP3045, as recommended. It wasn't gooey and came off pretty easily. The drive looks pretty clean. I haven't tested it yet. Waiting to recap the Portable first and don't have the adapter to try the drive on something else yet.

What should I replace the gasket with, if anything?


Well-known member
You can probably use something like a silicone caulking/gasket type of material. I don't even think I replaced the gasket on mine when I had it apart. If you don't use anything, just wrap some tape on the seal to prevent dust.