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 Post subject: WD PCB Swap Won't Work
PostPosted: June 8th, 2018, 9:38 
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I have a WD My Passport External disk that stopped working and started making a clicking sound during file transfer. I found out the PCB was corroded at several spots. You can hear the clicking sound and the see the PCB here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxlfAyj-vF8
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I ordered a donor PCB from AliExpress that matches the original one (Both 2060-771961-001) and had a professional done the two bios chip swap. Clicking sound stopped but computer won't initilize the disk. When I try to initiliaze through Disk Management Incorrect Function error appears.

What are my chances to save this HDD apart from sending it to data recovery companies. The data in it is not so critical so I'm not planning to spend big bucks on it.

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 Post subject: Re: WD PCB Swap Won't Work
PostPosted: June 8th, 2018, 15:52 
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Most likely the initial problem was not PCB related and it was bad head(s) and/or firmware issues like the slow issue problem when you do have bad sectors ... etc ...

You should re-consider and carefully think about this. If you do want your data i think that the best option now is to send the drive to areputable data recovery firm ...

I don't think that you can do any more by yourself now.

And re-initializing a drive with data that you need to recover is not a good procedure as well ...

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 Post subject: Re: WD PCB Swap Won't Work
PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 3:40 
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In that case, how can we explain the healthy spinning after PCB change?
BTW, I opened the lid before swapping the PCB to see if the head was stuck. It was sitting in the park position.


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 Post subject: Re: WD PCB Swap Won't Work
PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 7:15 
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Luckily "data in it is not so critical"
"I opened the lid" and "try to initiliaze through Disk Management"
Sounds more like data destruction then recovery - no further options you can do yourself.

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 Post subject: Re: WD PCB Swap Won't Work
PostPosted: June 9th, 2018, 23:42 
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In this step you should check heads one by one with special tools 8)

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