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Seagate SATA 160 GB (ST3160827AS) fried!

A couple days ago I installed a new 500 GB HD in my PC. The power cable wasn't too good and it made a short-circuit in the 160GB HD, with smoke included. It only fried the contacts and one diode, making the board un-usable. I bought a new identic and functional HD and replaced the boards. The disk works perfectly (spins without any noise) but BIOS doesn't recognize it (takes some time searching) and when WinXP loading screen appears, my PC hangs up. Any help, please? :)

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Re: Seagate SATA 160 GB (ST3160827AS) fried!

Are the logic board model numbers the same? How about year and batch manufature? check on that.

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St3160827as seagate hdd is not detecting in bios , other new seagate hdd is working fine with the same connection(sata cable and power card) I have imp data in that hdd ,pls help me how to get data...

Turn your computer off.
Disconnect the power cord.
Disconnect all other disk-drives and CD/DVD drives, leaving only the "suspect" drive connected.
Restart your computer, and enter BIOS SETUP, and see if the drive is detected, and how it is connected (primary/secondary, master/slave).

Read the model-number and serial-number and manufacture-date on the disk's label,
and access Seagate's web-site, to check the warranty-status of the drive.
If the warranty is valid, Seagate will replace the drive, at minimal cost to you.

Search online for a professional "data recovery service". For a significant fee, they can repair your disk-drive, just long-enough to copy your files to a new disk-drive.

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Sata drives use both 5V and 12V power. The standard SATA connector found on most current power supplies carries both. If you're trying to rig up some temporary power just hit your local PC shop and ask for a Molex to Sata adapter that will connect your old power supply to the new drive or pickup a USB to SATA adapter kit as they usually have there own Sata capable power adapter.

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is it a sata or ide (pata) drive? does the bios recognise it yet? if it does then you know you have a software problem which could mean you may just need to partition or format the drive.

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Hi there! I think it's not possible to replace the diode as these components are machine soldered to the board. If a machine soldering facility is available to you, you could possibly replace the diode (choose the same diode model adjacent to the one which is damaged. All the best to u.

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