June 18th, 2005, 01:52 PM #1
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maxtor HDD MDL 52049h4 20 GIG DIED
i am new here and need some help......
got married last week and the wife put pics on C drive...... guess what C drive died last night. The problem is the pc board on the HDD. There is a burn spot on the 12 v line..... I have looked on ebay and on the net for the exact model so I can just replace the pc board...no luck... It is a 20 gig and i have found similar models on ebay... how can i find out if another maxtor 20 gig pc board will work?
I am ready to start buying one that are close to my #... Many thanks and Great board...
June 18th, 2005, 02:23 PM #2
If you cannot find a board or a new board doesnt work You may want to send the hard drive to a data recovery center. I can cost a few hundred dollars though.
June 18th, 2005, 09:59 PM #3
Well since it's dead anyway (potentially) and if you have any soldering skills and if the circuit trace is in fact open, you could try soldering a jumper wire around the burned spot. Of course you have know idea what caused the burn to begin with but if it's serious enough another location will fail.If you don't volunteer don't bitch!
June 19th, 2005, 12:06 PM #4
Once again Murphy wreaks havoc in the computer world. "if you don't back it up, something will happen to it".“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
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