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Defect hard drive

Hi, my name is Remco, I've got a problem with my Hitachi travelstar HTS542525k9SA00 hard drive. The BIOS doesn't recognize it anymore. The platters still spin though when I connect it (so no crashed read/write heads). How much chance do i have to repair it by replacing the pcb with a replacement?
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If you can get an exact replacement controller even down to the firmware level, there's about a 50% chance it will work. No one can guarantee anything at this point but if the data is valuable enough to you, that's probably your cheapest option. Otherwise, you'll be looking at about $1000 or more for a data recovery specialist to recover data from the drive.

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