...or something. Who knows?
I'm experiencing a missing drive issue at present and have resorted so far to actually removing the 2.5" drive from its enclosure (very simply done) so as to access its SATA out and power jack with a Universal Drive Adaptor. Seems to me your easiest fix is to get a new enclosure. Not a difficult task at all. I'm a novice and did it.
I'm thinking, but can't be positive, that a standard usb to mini is 'standard' and will work if the input jack itself isn't damaged, which is too easily done.