Question about Western Digital Caviar SE16 (WD5000KS) (5000KS20PK) 500 GB Hard Drive
My WD 500GB SATA WD5000KS went out on me, stopped spinning. I need the data (no backups) and I don't want to spend 3k-4k for data recovery, if I don't have to. I tried finding an identical replacement drive to attempt a logic board swap, but only found 1 that is close, but not matching the DCM#. Apparently I need a WD5000KS-00MNB0 model with a DCM# close to HBHCAJAAB or the board swap wont work. The 1 I found does enable the drive to spin up, but BIOS now says hard drive error, and I can't access anything on it.(tried software data recovery to no avail) The board I found on eBay has a DCM# of HCHCAJAAB and was same date of manufacture, and not it spins and clicks, whereas before I swapped the logic boards it did not spin at all. If anyone has a suggestion for this problem I would very grateful, Ed Spann
Might i suggest you try http://www.onepcbsolution.com/ to get an exact replacement board.
Posted on Nov 06, 2012
I just had the same problem today. I found this place.
Posted on Dec 24, 2007
I Have a 1tb with the same problem i can't get to match the dcm.
Does anyone know where i can get a 1TB with DCM#HBRCHV2AB?
I will buy it from anyone who has one
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or
to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical
the leads from your
"((motherboard to your hard drive))" make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or
just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
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