01-24-2010 02:14 AM
Sadly, the controller of my Seagate hard drive is broken (A chip is cracked, I can actually see it). I would like to buy another hard drive that's exactly the same kind, so I can replace the controller and retreive the data, but I can't find them in my country at all! I can buy the controller on EBay, but I prefer to purchase it here, to save the delivery time (1 month!) and to support the local resellers.
My question is -
Is there any other Seagate hard drive with a controller that will work on my drive? I can buy a drive that is available in my country, retrieve the data and then use the new one I bought.
My hard drive is:
Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA
Model number: ST3320620AS
Site Code: SU
Main Chip #: 100436228
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01-24-2010 11:26 AM
01-25-2010 10:16 AM
Thank you so much for the help!
This is a picture of the PCB, the chipped TVS is circled in red on the top left of the pic.
From what I read in the Manuel you linked, the TVS diode must've burned from a power surge, though I don't know how that happened. None of my hardware was damaged, and I'm using some old HDD I found for the time being and it works fine, so this can't be a permanent power supplier's problem, can it?
I'll look into this as soon as possible, but can I simply replace the TVS? Are they transferable? They should be, they're just diodes, aren't they?
I'm pretty good with the solder.
All I need is to get just two hours of work from the HDD. I'll take whatever I need and buy a new one.
And if I need to replace the entire PCB (and the EEPROM chip), is there any other HDDI can use instead?This model, like I said, doesn't exist in my country anymore and I wish to find a way to save me from the month and half of delivery time from EBay.
01-25-2010 01:42 PM
01-25-2010 05:57 PM
here have guid for that. http://www.gotbackdata.com/Article-PCB%20replaceme