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Bad logic board on Western Digital Caviar SE16 500...

Thanks for your reply. The board I swapped with was the same model number and even same month of manufacture, but the DCM# of the firmware was not the same. Anyone know where I can find Western Digital logic boards for the WD5000KS 00MNB0 with specific firmware codes? It is a 500GB SATA. Thanks, Ed

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I almost passed up this question, as I have to admit that I did not want to be the bearer of bad news.

Unless the value of the data is sufficiently a large number, and you have not backed up the drive, you
have even worse news ahead of you, with respect to the cost of data retrieval.

Disks are very inexpensive, these days, so I would advise a Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)
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