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Thread: Place to buy new HDD circuit board




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    Hey everyone, Im hoping someone knows....

    My Maxtor diamondmax 9 board got fried when my seagate decided to blow up....anyway, i have all my personal stuff on it, and dont want to pay the high data recovery fees, not to mention lose a 160gb drive....so does anyone know where i can find a new/used controller circuit board? I wanna try swapping it out for different one and hope that the surge didnt affect anything inside the drive.....

    thanks in advance....

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    Yeah, my old 80gig circuit board got damaged. Wish I could get a replacement to recover all my lost data. My friend bought two of the same hard drives when I bought mine... maybe someday he will sell me one and I can replace the circuit board and finally see my old... data... :cry:
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    you can try buying a dead drive same make/model off ebay maybe you'll get lucky and the circuit board will be fine. I use to do this swap out circuit boards back in the days of a 1.2 gig drive costing $400-600 US. Drives today are much cheaper thank god.. :lol:

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    That's the problem. Replacing the drive is not expensive, but the info on it... that's a different story.

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    hey guys i also have a 60gig maxtor that just died and i think the warranty is dead :(

    windows detects the drive but i cant write anything to it, or even reformat it. I dont want to lose 60 gigs so is the only way to replace it with a new circuit board?
    i have some older WD drives that are still working and i could tear up.
    can the maxtor drive use a WD circuit board?

    well first off what does the circuit board look like, ive never done this before?

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    well first off what does the circuit board look like
    The circut board is just the bottom part of the drive, which you connect IDE/SATA.ect and your power. And if you dont even know what the circut board is, than i think this task is a little big for you.. :wink:
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    well i google circuit board and figured it out myself but i couldnt find any guides to replacing it.

    anyway i cracked open an older pc, thinking there was a WD inside but to my surprise i found out its a maxtor, only about 3 gigs.

    so cant soemone tell me how to do this plz? both the circuit boards are the same size.

    tearing up a 3 gig drive is worth it if i have a chance in fixing a 60 giger.
    btw what kind of screw driver do u use to open it?

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    You'll need to get the exact same model PCB for it to work so usin' one from a 3GB drive ain't going to work plus I very much doubt that you'll even find a guide on the proceedure.

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