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Maxtor ide drive powers on reads as only 0mb in bios..

I have a maxtor 4g160 ide ata 133 drive , it powers on detects inself as maxtor romulus and 0mb in bios, will replacing the pcb board of exact drive /size/firmware code get this drive to read? thanks appreciate any ressponses its been this way since nov 2004 i spent many hours reading hard drive problems and one i saw seemed odd but seemd to work to temporarily restore use to a dead drive by placing it in anti-static baggy and then placing in freezer for 12 hrs ? i did not try this.. i may try this if replacement of pcb does not work.. either way if it doesnt work ill save the drive mabye 20 yrs from now itll be so EASY to fix thanks for reading this

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the soec of the drive will have to match up in order to get the no pcb to wrok so the heads ,sectors,cylndrs and so forth

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please remove the raw drive from the casing
it may be a sata drive of maxtor please power it up directly to your pc with a sata power and sata cable
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if it gets recognised it means the interphase between the disk and the ext casing has been damaged

if you fail , the disk has lost its firm ware or rom chip rom bin file.
both can be flashed and recover the drive
BEcaerful you can break the plastic casing while removing the raw drive as it had been machine dyed and fixed and you may not find any screw s outside

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Power comes from the power supply. Check yellow and black and red and black. You need both 5v and 12v. Are you sure you have the jumper set correctly for the application? Master or single - master with slave present or some computers require CS (cable select)

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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