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Seagate Hard Drive Recovery

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#1 leachim


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:12 PM

I have a 2TB drive ST2000DM001 that won't spin
PCB smells when plugged into a caddy - this drive is from an external drive enclosure
When voltage was tested while drive was plugged into the enclosure, it revealed no voltage
When PCB removed from HDD and plugged into enclosure circuitry, it still revealed no voltage
Power supply on its own is 12V
Therefore can I assume it is the PCB that is gone. The number on it is 100717520 rev b
I contacted someone on ebay who has this PCB for sale, but it says that a chip has to be copied from the old board to the new board - I just had not heard that before...

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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:58 PM

The firmware chip has to be transferred as that is unique to the drive. The reallocatted sectors are stored there so if you just swap boards without the firmware swap it would not work. Some companies can do the swap for you. I don't have any experience with the following companies.


Explaines why the firmware needs to be swapped.




This company will do the swap for you.













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