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Burned Seagate Drive

The drive was smelling fire.... No voltage stabilizer and a cheap power supply.
The had drive wont start any more and it smell burn if we plug it for more than 2 seconds... I got 20 Gbytes of stuff on this drive but no back up, is it possible to repair it ?

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  • Peter-O Feb 25, 2008

    Is it easy to change a board, will i need special tools ?

  • Peter-O Feb 25, 2008

    i will buy the same model of hard drive and screwdriver size 5-6.
    There is nothing else i need to know ?
    No high precision soldering-unsoldering ?
    Nothing else ?
    Thank you For your help dude !


  • Peter-O Feb 25, 2008

    Thank you !!!!!

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Sounds like the board is bad. You may be able to recover data and repair it by replacing the logic board.

If you have an extra identical hard drive you can use the logic board from that one.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • Macrin Sosa
    Macrin Sosa Feb 25, 2008

    you will need a torx screw driver
    its usually a size 5 or 6

  • Macrin Sosa
    Macrin Sosa Feb 25, 2008

    Nope, no soldering required

    here i found a page that will help you out a bit

    http://www.deadharddrive.com/

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