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Samsung Hard drives that do not spin up after the power has been supplied can be diagnosed as PCB failure. Because data recovery service is very expensive, sometimes we would prefer to swap PCB ourselves.
To find a matching replacement PCB, you should find out the PCB number which is etched on the PCB(begin with BF41-), see the following image:
Samsung Hard Drive PCB Circuit Boards
SAMSUNG PCB BF41-00332A
How to do if you find some corrosive spots on the hard drive PCB board, as the below photo:
The spots can be easily cleaned by a rubber.…
Question: I have a Western Digital 1TB hard disk -32MB cache, details are:
Model: WD10EADS-11M2B2 Date: April 2010 Control Board Number: 2060-701640-007 REV A
I am referring to the number that is etched on the board and not the one printed on the paper sticker on the board.
Problem: The drive is currently not usable because a chip in Controller Board (SMOOTH Motor controller) is burnt and the drive is …
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1. First, we should judge the HDD’s problem was caused by PCB or not?
HDD can’t spin up. Either no sound or a short, quiet tickling sound can be heard.
A burning smell can be sensed coming from the HDD or PCB.
Burned components on the PCB.
The HDD be connected to wrong power supply.
PCB’s interface damaged.
If your HDD has the above symptoms, you can swap PCB to …
Choose the Apple from the menu.
Choose About this Mac.
Choose More Info…
Choose the drive type: Serial ATA
Highlight the appropriate drive listed under the bus.
Below you will see the model and serial number of the highlighted drive.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I update the firmware on my hard drive if it is installed in a Mac?
Yes. However, it must be an Intel-based Mac (i.e. MacPro and …
Some motherboard BIOSes limit your internal drive’s capacity. SeaTools for DOS can reset the capacity.
The ability to "Set Capacity" is a feature in SeaTools for DOS that will instruct the selected hard drive to report a size smaller than its true capacity during boot. The feature allows older systems with a BIOS limitation to boot with the drive in the system instead of locking up or freezing during the …