Question about Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST380011A 80 GB Hard Drive
When my hard drive is in the computer my computer wont turn on at all it only turns on with out it but i have no memory in the computer so i cant use it
Segate drives are prone to blow the diode between 12V and ground. When this shorts they draw masses of power (I have one which was smoking & drawing about 250W) and then the PSU won't start because of the short.
Put a meter over the small square diode marked something like BUX C??? (? are three numbers but they differ between drives) it should be about 10KO if it's more like 1 ohm then you have a short.
Clip it out & the drive will run, but it's a "penny in the fusebox" method - use it to recover your data only.
Clip it out & replace it with something like an SMD 1N4004 & you'll be back in business.
Posted on Sep 08, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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