Question about Hitachi Deskstar 7K80 Hard Disk 80GB, 7200RPM, ATA-6, 2MB Cache, Desktop, 20PACK (HDS728080PLAT200A3021020PK) Hard Drive

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HDS728080PLAT20 my hard drive seems to not receive power.. it happened from one day to the next. it isn't my master drive, but it does contain backup worth thousands... PLEASE HELP

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  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2007

    this is NOT the primary as mentioned above. it isn't receiving power. i tesed the molex connectors on my tower, as well as a few others. they work but not my HDD

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  • Sebast Jul 27, 2008

    Same model, when i connect it and turn on the power it takes 2 seconds and everything turns off (the whole cpu), I tested the power of the tower and works fine (everything works but the HD).
    My guess is the controller board is not working so if i look close at the "infineon" chip i found out a little circle that i don't know if it has been there always or if that's the problem. (the circle is on the bottom right if you look at the chip on the proper way to read it)



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Plz connect the another Hard disk to the primary drive and restart the PC.

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Flash the firmware..... just contact hitachi manufacturer,n wait... the program will come to you.... good luck.

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