04-15-2009 12:19 PM
Few days ago I couldn't get windows to start, so I checked in bios and didn't find my hdd. I've been in this site for the past 2 days looking for a way to fix my Seagte barracuda ATA hdd ST3600 15A, because I have so many important files. I thought it was a firmware issue but it turned out this model is not in the affected list. I also noticed that it's not making any noise, and not getting warm when I connect it and turn it on !!
Is there any way I can fix it without loosing my data ? a friend told me that I need to change the hdd's "motherboard" and get one from the same model, but it's not easy to find the same one
04-16-2009 05:44 AM
wow, sorry man
one thing you can definitely try is get a USB - ATA (aka IDE) adapter, which is cheap, like US $10-15, and hook it up externally to your computer that way.
if that doesnt work, sorry man, youre probably out of luck.
04-16-2009 05:41 PM
I've sent you a pm about the info you asked about.
But, if the drive isn't spinning then you have another fault, if you can, place a finger on the drive when you try to boot up, you should feel vibration, if there's no vibration the drive will probably be dead, if there is try a different lead to the motherboard, I'm assuming this is an IDE drive and not a Sata one? kinks in the ribbon can cause problems and also swap the power lead with one you know is supplying power, so erradicate all of this before you attempt what I sent you.
04-17-2009 03:56 AM
thx man, I think I'm gonna try and change the hdd's motherboard, I found a friend who has the same model with the same firware (even if he's another city, 200 km away), if that don't work then your method will be my last hope.
what bothers me is that this hdd was has all my backup, didn't show any signs that it's gonna stop working, but anyways, that's a lesson learned : never trust technologie lol, and always make back ups