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nicky9499

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HI guys, I have the following drives:

1.
S/N: 9QM8FNQ4
ST3500320AS
P/N: 9BX154-303
Firmware: SD15 (not sure updated to what now. maybe the latest one)
Date code: 09174
Site code: KRATSG
WWN: 5000C500107BFC39
STX-ST3500320AS (B)

2.
S/N: 9QM8GC4C
ST3500320AS
P/N: 9BX154-303
Firmware: SD15
Date code: 09174
Site code: KRATSG
WWN: 5000C500107BD7C7
STX-ST3500320AS (B)


The latter is displaying signs of the BSY error, no click sound, never had shock. I've brought it into Seagate where the guy successfully updated the firmware and I was able to boot from it again....halfway. Then it was undetectable again. I'm thinking of swapping the logic boards (that's what they do at data recovery centers and charge people $1000 for?) with a similar/identical drive which I bought at the same time. Can anyone tell me if this is safe? The data is important enough to not send for RMA, but not important enough to warrant professional services.

Cheerio,
Nicholas.


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jaclaz

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I'm thinking of swapping the logic boards (that's what they do at data recovery centers and charge people $1000 for?) with a similar/identical drive which I bought at the same time. Can anyone tell me if this is safe? The data is important enough to not send for RMA, but not important enough to warrant professional services.


NO.

Why people don't READ BEFORE asking over and over the same questions? :realmad:

FGA's<. Frequently Given Answers:
http://www.msfn.org/...-720011-drives/

It is friggin' FGA #1:
1. I have exactly the same HDD in my other computer. Will a PCB swap work?
No. Although that used to work on some older models, in newer HDD's like the Seagate 7200.11, the PCB is specific to the drive and you risk frying both if you try that.

Is there something difficult in the above? :unsure:

Read here:
http://www.msfn.org/.../page__st__3345

AND here:
http://www.msfn.org/.../page__st__3063


jaclaz

Edited by jaclaz, 27 February 2011 - 05:39 AM.





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