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Maxtor hard drive needs a chip replacing

Hi i have 2 Maxtor diamond max 10 16mb cache and i plugged them into a sata power splitter as my psu only had 1 it has destroyed a chip on the green plate underneath close to the connector for the power. Can this be replaced? thanks kind regards Paul.

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  • vmaxzile Jan 24, 2008

    thanks will try that.

  • ashmanmedia Jan 31, 2008

    I have a 500gb maxtor that I just recently spent days on end collecting all my data and organizing... it was externally powered and slipped and a white circular piece labeled "1R5" came unsodered.

    No power... Maxtor/Seagate tells me the do not repair physically damaged drives. the plater is fine wth.

    what is this white thing called can I buy a new one radioshack and attempt a soder.




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Unless you can find the matching chip and are good at soldering these small parts, it can be replaced.

Typically, I would suggest looking for busted harddisks (of the same model) and if their board was still good, just do a direct swap. I did this for a Fireball model HDisk.

Or if their board is busted, you can get the chip from them and, like I said earlier regarding soldering, solder it onto your Hard disks. This is considering that the only part busted was this chip.

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