Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
Ok, i have a problem, was getting some pictures off of a old hard drive for my sister, and when i pluged it into my pc, my pc would not power on, so i unplugged the hard drive and the pc powered up fine. So then i went to plan B and tried to use my sata/ide to usb to try and access the files. When i plugged the power in (from the adapter) the hard drive started to smoke, so i quickly unplugged it. My thought was if i bought the exact same hard drive (seagate barracuda 100gb IDE), if it was possible to exchange parts from one another to rebuild the broken hard drive. Any thoughts or suggestions would be great.