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PLUGGED 19V INTO 12V DC DISC DRIVE

FRIED a square diode? on the drives pc board. tried a similar board but does not read the disc.
also put the ceramic disc into another similar WD3200AAJS with similar pc board No.2060-701537-002 REV P2
any suggestions for data recovery without spending thousands from a recovery company?
actual drive is a WD caviar SE WD3200AAJS
PC BOARD NO. 2060-701537-002 REV P1

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SOURCE: i need firmware for Western Digital WD Caviar Blue

If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.

If you are troubleshooting a system or OS problem, you should not consider firmware updates until after exploring more typical troubleshooting steps like file system error checking and anti-virus scanning.
try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this should schedule the task on restart then defragment your hard drive


http://download.cnet.com/western-digital-disk-manager/3000-2122_4-10008018.html
This file contains the most up-to-date Disk Manager drivers for Windows 95 and Windows NT 3.5.1. This file fixes numerous issues, especially those with IBM PS/1 Value Point machines. These drivers will replace Ddloader.bin and Xbios.ovl files that were installed with previous versions of Disk Manager.


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