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Windows 7: Swapping a board with a western digital my book essential 1tb

03 Aug 2012   #21

Windows 8 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Looking closely at the board on the drive my eyes can see the heat burn marks that fried the drive. Fingers crossed that swapping with a like board will do the trick !
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So this is the one that needs swapped?

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03 Aug 2012   #22

Windows 8 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevin Ismail View Post
Mike I believe the other board isn't belong to your HDD but it is the board of your removable case (HDD enclosure), right? Normally HDD has only one board in it.
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So you need to swap only HDD board, and don't put it back to its fried enclosure but connect it directly to any available SATA port on your Desktop PC.


Colin. it was fine..
The board you have circled was attached on top of the other one (not circled) I simply removed it.
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03 Aug 2012   #23
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Yes I mentioned it on previous post for that burnt and provide cautious steps if he is sure to go on with all possible risks.
Consider rescuing 800GB data and saving $nnn recovery fee.

Sorry mike I haven't read your last post.
Yes only that board that fits in the HDD need swapping. the other one is an enclosure board, do not use it. as you can see it has SATA port and Power port.
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04 Aug 2012   #24

Windows 8 Pro

Are there any video tutorials on how to do this that you are aware of?
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04 Aug 2012   #25

Windows 7 ULTIMATE x64

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