Burnt out HDD PCB

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Jack Hackett

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Hi folks,

HELP!
I've just had the misfortune to suffer a burn out on Maxtor 250Gb SATA drive, on closer inspection it seems the 'smooth' chip has self combusted.

What are the chances of getting a replacement PCB for this drive, where from, how much in £sterling approx?
Model 7y250m00612p
written on the pcb is - Calypso /PII /Therm
if that measn anything to anyone.

I understand that I should replace the pcb with the exact same version, is that correct?

Advice and suggestions are very much welcomed on this matter.

Im in the UK
Regards
Jack

 
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Howdy Jack Hackett...

Hate to tell you this but I don't think you will find a controller board on the market, You can try Maxtor, but I doubt they will sell you one...

If the drive has some valuable data on it that you need and have not backed up you should be able to purchase a drive of the same model, and swap out the boards...

But be fore warned if there is a short in the motor or somewhere else, it will happen again, thus blowing the new board...

JMO...

Others may have a differing opinion...
 
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You know what you should do is take it to Geeksquad and watch them try to figure out what you are talking about....
 

Jack Hackett

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Kustom said:
You know what you should do is take it to Geeksquad and watch them try to figure out what you are talking about....
Who or what is geeksquad?
Im in England, I havent heard of them, is it a shop over there in the US?
Do they have dorks and retards working for them?

Jack
 
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