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Windows 7: Hard Drive PCB fail

10 Jul 2013   #1
onkzzz

Windows 7 Professional x86, Fedora 17 x86
 
 
Half-Dead HDD

Hi guys. Ex top rated Ubuntu forum guy here. I had my sata HDD in a USB caddy, but then the power supply went out.

Apparently, the PCB is dead now because of the power surge. I need to access my files but I cannot. Urgent help please! Is there a way I can manually fix the PCB and detect its faults myself, or do I need a new one?


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10 Jul 2013   #2
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Hi onkzzz and welcome to Seven Forums

Yes the PCB can be replaced and its not that hard to do for around 25 delivered to your door, if you google you will find a few places that sell HDD PCBs

eg > hard drive donor circuit board, data recovery
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10 Jul 2013   #3
onkzzz

Windows 7 Professional x86, Fedora 17 x86
 
 

Thanks Stephanie. Still, besides getting a new PCB, is there any way to fix manually? Just asking.
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10 Jul 2013   #4
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onkzzz View Post
Thanks Stephanie. Still, besides getting a new PCB, is there any way to fix manually? Just asking.
A common sign that a PCB has been in the wars is a scorch mark, but sometimes there are no visual cues to give the game away, if the PCB is burnt better get a new one
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10 Jul 2013   #5
onkzzz

Windows 7 Professional x86, Fedora 17 x86
 
 

Thanks for everything Stephanie! I will see and maybe order a new PCB!
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10 Jul 2013   #6
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onkzzz View Post
Thanks for everything Stephanie! I will see and maybe order a new PCB!
Let us know how it goes
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