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Replace fried HDD's Control Board?

By Mindstormer
Oct 2, 2008
  1. Hi

    I have a 500GB internal Seagate hard drive which I removed from my PC so that I would have it with me since we just moved from South Africa to Cali, USA. I purchased this adapter set intending to be able to connect the hard drive to my laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-USB-D...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1222970734&sr=1-1
    I had read many of the reviews and none had mentioned that anyone had fried their drive, so I had hoped it would be fine.

    I hooked it up and smelt a funny burning smell, I immediately ripped the power cable out hoping I had been fast enough, but alas, the drive shorts out and won't work anymore. (I took it to the campus IT department here to see if they could hook it up to a PC there and it just shorted and wouldn't work).

    So my predicament is basically that the control board on my hard drive is fried and I need to get a new one of the same model and serial as explained by this video I found. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUnmcbfagLA
    The data is still obviously on the disk too, the only part that fried was the control board.

    So my question is Where can I get another drive with a matching control board? I certainly don't want to spend thousands of dollars trying to recover data off of the hard drive as I'm a student and could never afford it anyway. The data includes a lot of my graphics design which I'm into and it is the only backup I have of years of my work which could never be replaced. :(

    Hard drive information:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500 Gibytes.
    S/N: 9QM071T1
    P/N: 9BX154-303
    Firmware: SD15
    Date Code: 08206 Site Code KRATSG
  2. rf6647

    rf6647 TS Maniac Posts: 823

    Search ebay>harddrives>ST3500320AS

    31 matches as of this reply: my search results
  3. Mindstormer

    Mindstormer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 34

    Well, that's what I've been doing, but my primary concern is that the firmware is claimed to have to be the same for it to work.
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