Question about Quantum 13Gb FIREBALL CX 3.5" IDE HD p/n CX13A011 13 GB Hard Drive

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I'm guessing it's drawing too much power.

Hey i know i a load about computers but have never seen this happen. When i install this hard drive and attempt to turn it on it dosent even remotely try to turn on but when i take it out and put in another, Boom! It runs like a champ. The other hard drive is same specs.
Any suggestions?
~Thanx, Paul

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2007

    Well, it could be the Board on the harddrive, but usually when they fail, as i have had 3 fail, they make one of five sounds. They whirl up and down wheeWWWeeuuuu they click in a pattern tick tick tick. tick tick tick. tick tick tick tick. the head continuously clacks CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK CLACK. You hear no noise except a small noise when it is trying to spin up ennt, ennt, ennt. or you hear a scraping noise sccchhhhhhhhhhcccccchhhhhhhhhhcccchhh.
    But thanx for trying ;)



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Considering that drive came from an Apple computer over 8 years may have failed. Drive on have on average a 4 yar life under normal use. 13gb drive have not been in production in atleast a decade. YOu may need to seek data recovery, and hardware means to recover as opposed to software.


though they charge the down pyment of a car for any services,

Hope this helps.

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    Keith Seekwhensir Oct 21, 2007

    Power isnt an issue. That drive from its time and current PATA DRIVES use the same MOLEX attachment. ground 12V, 5V.

    Its physical failure or mechanical damage.



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