Joined: 12 Jan 2012
|Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:06 pm Post subject: HDT721010SLA360 PCB - yes that bloody thing again!
|Hello all, first time on here and you'll be able to guess why I found you. I have a dead heard drive. Its an Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 drive that came in a LaCie box. I mistakenly connected it is a different power supply and low and behold it died.
That was a few months ago and through a lot of searching the web I came across this website. I eventually found an identical drive (a few months younger, but everything was the same) and bought it. I transferred the PCB and the old drive fired up. All well and good, except it didn't mount.
I then tried to remove the 5V diode as instructed on another post on this forum. That though hasn't worked. So I have a good PCB and a bad one. Am I right in assuming I need to remove one of the chips from the original PCB to run the new board on the harddrive?
I'm ok with swapping boards etc, but I don't rate myself at soldering. If I bought a new PCB would I still have the same issue in that I'd need to swap the chip?
Or could I send both boards somewhere and someone could replace them?
I'm based in the UK so sending overseas is not an issue.
Thanks for any help guys.
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