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Help finding a source for Quantum Fireball KX27A011 (27.3GB IDE)

Hello Techs Helpers... I am looking for an inexpensive fixed for my Quantum Fireball KX27A011 (27.3GB IDE) that was fried/toasted. If you have the model laying around that you are interested to sell please contact me. I have literally thousands of family pictures in the hard drive. This happened about 5 years ago when harddrive this small of a size were still very expensive for me to afford.

Quantum Fireball KX27A011 (27.3GB IDE) it is very important that it has a label with Rev 01-B on it. (e.q. 27.3AT P/N KX27A011 Rev 01-B)



note: i learned my lesson though... now i backup personal files, specially family photos, in 4 different hard drives (1hd per week)


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  • Jonathan Dator Jan 10, 2009

    thank you rebelyes... yes i plan to switch pcb... i literally saw smoke
    from the box when it died. maybe static electricity that killed it,
    there was no clicking sound or some issues before that smoke. i open
    the box after the shut-down, i saw a brunt chip on the board.

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Are you going to switch boards on the drive, hoping its not the moving parts? I will check the availability of that anywhere...

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  • rebelyes1 Jan 08, 2009

    sorry not the solution but a question, cheers!

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