10-14-2012 07:40 PM
I have a 1tb st31000528as hard drive. One day i turn on my computer, and it refused to boot and said the hard drive was not detected. I look into the bios and its not there. I make sure all the cables are connected, and even try different ports, still not working. I even tried it on a different desktop, same problem, no boot. The hard drive however, will receive power and spin. I look on many threads and people are talking about some transistor that most likely would blow in a power surge, and my transistors are perfect. I carefully inspect my pcb for any burn marks, the only burn marks i found are on the exposed side on 3 mini connectors. im not sure if this is the problem, but im about ready to purchase a replacement pcb and hope it starts working again. I have 4 years left of warranty on it. I can afford another drive, but i just want my data on it. i dont wanna send it in to seagate because i will lose a years worth of stuff (Pics, Music, etc...) I took some decent pics of it and would like to show you guys. Thanks! http://imgur.com/a/w7h2w#0
10-18-2012 01:22 AM - edited 10-18-2012 01:30 AM
I have the same problem. It's more likely the firmware on the disk, and NOT the PCB card.
If your drive is a 7200.11 and the firmware says SD15 then...
My Seagate drive became a brick (very long and verbose)
Brad's Method (same, but simpler and straightforward)
to get an idea of the problem you (and I) may be facing.
10-19-2012 11:57 PM
10-23-2012 09:34 PM
Im getting kinda upset at seagate, its THEIR drive why doesnt the warrantly covers manufacture defects so they can fix it? I dont wanna rma all my info, because i would have to buy windows 7 again, i dont have my product code for it. **bleep**. this isnt fair. make a better non-fail hard drive or gtfo the market. LOL