I just replied to your post on the other (WRONG) thread.
I am re-posting the contents of that here:
Can anyone help at all please, are they now totalled or is there any more tricks out there that might get me to progress with this?
What you report is "queer".
"Spin down" is a "normal" and NOT even potentially "destructive" one.
- power off the drive
- completely remove the PCB from it.
- verify contacs between PCB and drive (which means visually inspecting BOTH contacts on the PCB and the "springy" ones on the HD - checking that no "springy thingy" is bent or "flattened", and clean them thoroughfully with an eraser -the one on a pencil will do - and clean them thoroughfully with isopropyl alcohol or similar solvent, acetone is OK, as long as you do use it carefully, parsimoniously and quickly)
- re-assemple fully hard disk and PCB
- try powering it again (without any connection BUT the actual power supply)
Since your disks are ES2 you had to do the "short circuit" trick.
Is it possible that you short circuited "something else" or "also something else"?
PLEASE, let's continue here.
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 27 May 2011 - 12:52 PM