08-16-2009 11:48 PM
11-23-2009 02:19 PM
There is no good answer to this question, likely why it has been so long without a response. Today's hard drives are much more complex then they were a decade ago. The PCB boards are typically "fingerprinted", and the drives are as well. This means it can be very difficult or impossible to simply replace the PCB board on a drive and make it work again. In fact, many times attempting to go that route can corrupt the data on the drive and make any attempt at data recovery impossible.
If I was going to attempt this type of recovery, I would only do it with a drive from the same "distribution". Meaning I would find an exact OEM drive that was sent to the same OEM and used in the same OEM device.
However, if the data is important to you, I strongly suggest using a data recovery company.
11-23-2009 03:45 PM