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The board got burn on one of the chip

I have a Quantum hard drive which got a burn on one of it chip on the green part it is from an IBM aptiva 95 all of my data is on it . I have onother that I have accendentally delete one of the partition which is the C drive

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  • straker586 Nov 21, 2009

    Hi Michael. The hard drive is 6.0Gb the green part which is the circuit board one of the chip got burn electrical got small gash on it if I can get a onther hard drive to replace that one it would worth the while thanks for the reply

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    Steve Allison May 11, 2010

    For Michael: Hi,

    I just read your advice for the hard drive victim in this thread and your first solution is very impractical; the burned chip is probably not identifiable and not likely replaceable by anyone without a ton of experience in dealing with the typical pin spacing on surface-mounted chips placed by robotic board assembly.
    I've done it more than a few times and it is an exacting task.

    The suggestion regarding the lost partition would guarantee that any data on the drive would be lost forever.

    A reply is not expected or needed.

    Steve Allison



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You have two separate questions.

1. I have a Quantum hard drive which got a burn on one of it chip on the green part it is from an IBM aptiva 95 all of my data is on it .

Unless you can find an _identical_ hard-drive, and disconnect the electronics from that disk-drive, and then connect the electronics to your hard-drive, your data is "lost". Or, find a "Data Recovery Service" -- for a large fee, they will repair your disk-drive, just long enough to burn a bunch of CD/DVD disks to hold all the "data".

2. I have onother that I have accendentally delete one of the partition which is the C drive

Download the "Partition Tool Editor" by the PowerQuest PartitionMagic people (now owned by Symantec):

Unzip the file, and, while the "accident-prone" disk is connected ot your computer, run 'PTEDIT.EXE' to change the Partition Boot Table, to "undelete" the partition. It's *NOT* a tool for "novices" -- think carefully before making any changes to the Partition Table.

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Just try to replace the burned chip on the hard drive and test it if it will work or not, the other one if the drive has two partitions and you accidentallu deleted the partition for drive c: if these drive c: has a windows installation in it just try to re install the windows and from there just follow the instruction while installation is in progress theres a part there that will instruct you on how to create a new partition in drivce c:

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