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Hard Drive Problems

By Klaymore
Dec 14, 2008
  1. I am currentlly having a problem with my Western Digital Caviar SE (WD1600AAJB)
    Model: WD1600AAJB-00PVA0
    WWN: 50014EE0004BA116
    Drive Parameters: LBA 312581808 160.0 GB


    This drive used to show on my computer, but then one day stopped alll together. On my BIOS it is not even recognizing as a HDD, but as a black space, where it used to say some long string for the name. I have tried adding it as a slave drive to another drive, a master with no slave, a master with a slave, and cable select, it is still not reading the drive.

    Has anyone had a similar problems?
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Sounds dead.
     
  3. Klaymore

    Klaymore TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So, my question is, any way to revive it? or to use it for RAW storage (no OS, just to save movies and the such, and access as a slave)

    Note: i shut down and reinstalled it as a slave drive my 20GB as master that im running, using everest nothing shows for it.
     
  4. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 242

    replace the circuit board on it with another from the exact same model. Get your data off it, then scrap it and buy a Seagate :p
     
  5. Klaymore

    Klaymore TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, anything intersting i can make out of a dead harddrive?? a toy or something to amuse me? (i prefer not to waste my time, the info was irrelevant lol) now i want to use it for entertainment!!
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes :)

    You can get the Super Magnet out of the HardDrive
    When you do get it out, make sure that you don't put your fingers between the magnet and the fridge. You'll see what I mean ;)
     
  7. Klaymore

    Klaymore TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok... im going to do that lol!!
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    [ame="www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWGNNWAvm4U"]www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWGNNWAvm4U[/ame]
     
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

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