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potentially fried hard drive works when it wants

By rastaXcore
Jan 5, 2006
  1. i fried a hard drive from one of my pc's its a 250gb sata seagate drive, sometimes it works, sometimes it freezes and othertimes it jus dont want to be recognisd,
    i think its fried, but jus thought id ask u guys while am here. its been sitting in a draw for a couple of months.
    ran all seagate disk checks but with errors. but why does it work sometimes and others decided not to?
     
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    what makes you think you fried it?
    I take it the warrenty is up right?
    seagate retails is what 5 yrs
    oem maybe 3 to 5 yrs
     
  3. rastaXcore

    rastaXcore TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i emailed seagate its way in the warranty but the thing is this hard drive came with a machine so wont honour the warranty there bizniches.
    i fried the hard drive accidental quick swapping those in and out sata. my own fault really but i jus dont understand why it works sometimes and othertimes it doesnt.
     
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    check the connects from board to the internal parts of drive maybe bad contact
    another words unscrew the cicuit board from the frame
    lift off gently clean any contact point
    some use a fine ribbon cable look close for burnt wire
     
  5. rastaXcore

    rastaXcore TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok well i did that unscrewed it, seagate use contact connectors so nothing wrong there.
    im gunna try find the circuit board and fix it myself. thanks for the help, and btw would a non sata circuit board work on a sata hdd?
     
  6. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    no sorry it will not
    you can have 2 same boards with diff firmware and they will not work
    the firmware updates the hidden written drive sector
    and adding a board with diff firmware screws it up.
    I use used drives and reflash firmware to the matching drive I am fixing
    so far about 90% success
     
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