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Hard drive circuitry damage??

I put an 80 gig WD harddrive into an external converter unit. I plugged the unit in (always worked before) but there was a short in the wiring of the converter. I smelled a bit of burning, noticed that the hd was really hot around the center of the circuit board. Since then I have not been able to access the harddrive. I've tried a data recovery program, and also partition magic but neither program recognizes that there is a harddrive. I wonder if getting another circuit board for the harddrive would solve the problem, or would one of those even be available.
Drive info:
HD S.N.-WCAM9F450467
WD 800
WD Caviar SE

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Simply find a harddrive with the exact same model number and date, then swap the boards.

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