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How to fix hard drive by swapping the PCB board?

April 26th, 2015 Comments off

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 …

Do It Yourself Laptop Repairs

October 1st, 2012 Comments off

As much as I like fast, shiny, new computer hardware, my actual needs are such that I get along fine with gear that is best described as “trailing edge technology.” I’ve been perfectly happy with a couple of older laptops for years now, but recently suffered hardware failures on both machines — one an easy fix, the other much, much harder to resolve. Thankfully, I was able to repair both …

Can a Regular Person Repair a Damaged Hard Drive?

August 13th, 2012 Comments off

This story was written to detail the options a user has when a hard drive with important data dies unexpectedly. Many of you have left comments advocating the freezer trick, stating that used as a Hail Mary, you’ve had good results. I do not dispute that the freezer trick *can* work. If you have a hard drive you don’t really care about, and you’re curious to see if you can …

How to resolve NTFS Partitions Problems

June 18th, 2012 Comments off

ntfs-partitions The first sector of NTFS partitions is used as the partition boot sector. It contains the information which allows the OS to read the partition. Without it, the partition cannot be accessed.

NTFS has a backup copy of the boot sector on the last sector of the partition which can allow recovery programs to restore it. The FAT also has the boot sector, and resides on the first sector of …

How To Fix Disk Alignment In Advanced Format Hard Drives

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

Advanced Format Hard DrivesAdvanced Format hard drives is a new technology which can be attributed as a milestone in the class of hard drives. The older format hard drives used to have a 512-bytes physical sector size and this has been the case since the invent of the hard drives in 1956. Advanced Format changes the physical sector size from 512-byte to a larger chunk of 4096-bytes while the logical sector size remains …

Hard Drive ROM Chip Swap/Replacement (Video)

November 12th, 2011 Comments off

Hard Drive ROM Chip Swap/Replacement (Video)Note: If your data is so important, please make sure to look for a professional data recovery firm for recovery.

About Hard Drive PCB

The main purpose of the hard drive PCB is to deliver power to the hard drive, maintain velocity and rotation of the spindle, and manage all inside operations through its firmware. Basically, hdd PCB is the brains of the hard drive that all machinery are closely …