05-08-2012 01:55 AM - edited 05-08-2012 01:58 AM
I have nothing to loose at this stage so i undid the screws and found the pcb lifts away. I have taken a host of photos.
How would i source a new PCB please?
Thank you for your patience and your time. It is greatly appreciated.
05-08-2012 02:25 AM
Before we go there get hold of ESTools if you haven't already and make a dos disk of it, disconnect everything other than the CD rom and this drive in your PC and run ESTool, if you can't find it use Seatools Dos, if the program doesn't find the drive then it's a case of google and the model number with replacement PCB in the search, if it does try re-setting the options the programs give, but at least then we can tell if it's really dead or simply unreadable,
Did you say you have two of these drives? as you are confident to undo a PCB a simple swap over may enable you to at least recover data from it.
05-08-2012 03:51 PM
Ok so here is the update... It confuses me even more now...
My SSD arrived today so i unstalled win 7 on it. This freed up the second hdd (same as corrupt hdd)
I swapped the PCB's and these are the results... (from placing in the docking bay) and using fdisk to identify physical drives. (Disk management utility) in win 7
With working hdd and its PCB woked fine.
With broken HDD and its PCB didnt spin up
With Working hdd and broken HDD's PCB. Spin up but not detect physical disk.
with Broken HDD and working PCB. didnt spin up and didnt detect.
I guess this tells me the physical drive is broken as well as the PCB? are there any other conclusions?
05-08-2012 06:27 PM
Well on the upside you didn't waste cash on another PCB, all I can say is try a re-flash and if that doesn't cure it it's toast, and rma it for another drive if it's still covered, sorry mate I know how it feels.
06-04-2012 05:14 PM
my disk is doing the same thing
simply stoped working, does not star , no noise nothing
its not time of samsung or seagate say somehting about it?
I have 2 disks, with 3/5 years, that are not treathed well ...moving from computer to computer without special packages or nothing and they all work.
This one, since i buy it NEVER, came out of computer, and the computer never was moved to anyplace, it has 1 year and 1
Still in warranty, but with this example of things:
And with important data in it ,i simple afraid of sending it.
I prefer to have the disk dead at home with the hope of someday acess to the information, than sending it and it all goes missing.
Any sugestions ?
Sending it to a recover company, brokes the warranty?