Western Digital Controller Board burnt

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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How to fix hard drive by swapping the PCB board?

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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.

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