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Burnt out HDD PCB

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Jack Hackett, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. Jack Hackett

    Jack Hackett Thread Starter

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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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  2. Jedi_Master

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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...
     
  3. Kustom

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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....
     
  4. Jack Hackett

    Jack Hackett Thread Starter

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    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
     
  5. Jedi_Master

    Jedi_Master

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    Geeksquad is a tech company in the US...

    1) Yes...

    2) And Yes...

    :) :D
     
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