02-17-2009 10:38 AM
was in process of xferring Barracuda ATA V (my main C drive) info onto new Vista computer...drive approx 5 yrs old and sometimes connection was "iffy"...unplugged and replugged drive without unplugging/turning off cpu!! (just had eye surgery and wasn't in tiptop shape!)...when replugging drive, i heard a "pffft" sound and saw tiny spark...is it totally dead? took to a computer lab (Saratoga Technologies) and they said they couldn't get it to "spin up". is it dead?
02-19-2009 02:07 PM
Your PCB may be dead, though you might get lucky and the data may still be intact. I do know if the drive PCB touches anything metallic on the right spot, you get a nice burning smell. In which case the PCB is pretty much dead.