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Hdd failure My hdd died through an electrical shock (like the rest of my pc), so I read that if no mechanical problem the hdd can live again with logic board change. So I get a HDD, the same nearly but IDE and not SATA like the one died, but they are identical in mechanics. So I give it a try, the hdd begin to spinning (before it was completly dead) but than the clicking noise and it shuted itself down. Ok then I put the logic board to back to the new one (IDE), it was working before) and it gives this time the clicking noise like the sata. So since it worked just 10 min ago fully, I guess there is something probably in the starting produre of HDD. Is there anyway of bypassing the start up procedure or something else I can do ?? thanks samsung sp 1213N samsung sp 1213C

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Try to find another drive of the same model and replace the card. But as far as I know most often it doesn't work.
Here's some more info: http://datacent.com/datarecovery/hdd/samsung

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It is not smart to switch a IDE with a SATA,
it should be IDE with IDE and SATA with SATA

Each transmit diffrent levels of instructions.

The clicking is definitely not a good thing. It means you nearly shorted something out to the point where its not sending the correct impulses in power. Most likely the hard drive might be able to work. but the clicking means its blocked or somethings preventing the head from moving or doing what its supposed to do. You will need a new Hard Drive.

My recommendation is to send your old HDD to have it recovered in a clean room if you want your data from it. or replace board with like board, being exact. other wise switch the board and have a high level format for the clicking. Its the only real way to fix a HDD, but its not worth it for the cost that you will be charged. Your better off buying a new HDD

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