05-21-2012 05:06 AM
05-21-2012 06:31 AM - edited 05-21-2012 06:38 AM
Hi, thanks fzabkar for all your help and tips.
The reason why those chips are broken, is because i use most hard drives to store HD movies, and when keeping on is storage place, those chips touch another hard drive, and both coils get damaged, no other damage internal or external, or any hit on floor or similar, i got most now with a soft cover that protect nearly all the back of the hd, and let the air pass to leave the temp in good state .
Anyway, as i see that it will be not easy, and also on any of the shops got the spare board available, i will wait till drives prize lower to get another spare drive.
I have contacted with hdd-parts.com, maybe they can fit it, any of the other sites are out of stock from my desired pcb.
Most of the new hard drives got their chips on the internal side of the pcb, and that circuit is safe for unsafe hands.
Thanks a lot again for all you help, it was just a pleasure to see how helpfull people can be for free!.
PD, sorry if i can't explain in better words, im still learning english.
05-27-2012 10:54 PM
Marcel, you were probably lucky with your PCB swap. Modern drives usually have unique, drive specific information stored on the PCB. This information needs to be transferred to your donor.
My advice to you is to take note of whether your PCB supplier offers a "firmware transfer" service, or a PCB "adaptation" service. If not, then you will be left with the task of making the PCB work with your drive. Sometimes this cannot be done with simple DIY tools. OTOH, when a DR professional purchases a board from such a supplier, then such compatibility issues are not a problem, because the DR company has the necessary tools. Many PCB suppliers that advertise their wares as being "for data recovery only" are using this misleading phrase to hide from this responsibility. So beware. BTW, I'm not suggesting that hddinfo is one of these suppliers.
As for the two boards with three broken coils, that is a strange coincidence. It's a wonder that with so much physical damage, your drive wasn't damaged internally as well. Anyway ISTM that it shouldn't be too hard to find replacements for your coils. I'm assuming that you live in France or Spain (your surname looks Spanish and your first name looks French), in which case Farnell or Digikey may be able to help you. The price would be about US$1 per coil. Your local TV repair shop should be able to replace them.
BTW, I recommend the following three PCB suppliers:
The first offers a free PCB adaptation service, while the others charge US$10.
PS. I like your camera (FinePix S2000HD). :-)
Hi, i have send to the last place you tell , some pics they ask me, i hope they reply, even it was nearly 5 dasy ago.
If they can't fix it, i will leave that as done. no other options.