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 Post subject: Recovering possibly fried external HDD
PostPosted: June 21st, 2018, 14:22 
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I mistakenly plugged a higher amount of voltage power than needed adapter into my hub of which my external hdd was connected to. I learned that the hub itself was fried, well I'm pretty sure at least. It doesn't turn on at all. The hdd now doesn't turn on as normal. The light on it simply blinks. I took off it's enclosure and the part that powers it. I just have the hdd itself now. But it doesn't have any sata inputs or anything. I'm curious if you think the hdd itself got fried too in the process or maybe it just fried the power component first and saved my data?

This the model of hdd in question:

It's a Seagate. Model: ST2000LM003

Seems to match up with: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoin ... B00MPWYLHO

Under the "frequently bought together" it mentions: https://www.amazon.com/Inateck-External ... 29605308SH

Would possibly fixing my problem be as easy as buying that and putting it back on my hdd, or do you think my hdd is toast and will require professional expertise?


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 Post subject: Re: Recovering possibly fried external HDD
PostPosted: June 21st, 2018, 16:02 
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Gorion wrote:
But it doesn't have any sata inputs or anything.

This the model of hdd in question:

It's a Seagate. Model: ST2000LM003

That's a SATA HDD. You should be able to detach the USB-SATA bridge PCB and then connect the drive to a regular SATA port, assuming the drive is OK.

If the drive's own PCB is faulty, then there are PCB suppliers who will include a free "firmware transfer" for US$50.

eg http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-14437584971410/15042671.html

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 Post subject: Re: Recovering possibly fried external HDD
PostPosted: June 21st, 2018, 18:20 
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fzabkar wrote:
Gorion wrote:
But it doesn't have any sata inputs or anything.

This the model of hdd in question:

It's a Seagate. Model: ST2000LM003

That's a SATA HDD. You should be able to detach the USB-SATA bridge PCB and then connect the drive to a regular SATA port, assuming the drive is OK.

If the drive's own PCB is faulty, then there are PCB suppliers who will include a free "firmware transfer" for US$50.

eg http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-14437584971410/15042671.html


Seems like too much money. I found a docking station. Shouldn't I just be able to unscrew some of the front and unveil a sata connection then set it in my dock?


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 Post subject: Re: Recovering possibly fried external HDD
PostPosted: June 21st, 2018, 18:44 
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And also, if possible, post pictures of your hard disk and its board. Maybe it can be a simple fix ( or not ) .


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