All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 2:14 
Offline

Joined: March 24th, 2010, 21:08
Posts: 82
Location: California
I've got a WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 from WD Passport drive with a damaged USB port. Located a donor WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 and did a PCB swap with ROM transfer. Powered on the drive and had access to all the files... for about 20 seconds, then the drive dropped out and began beeping, although it was still spinning.

Double checked the solder job on the ROM, no issues. Put the donor ROM back on the donor board and hdd, that powers up and can be accessed no problem. Any ideas?

Here are photos of the PCBs
Original PCB top
Image
Original PCB bottom
Image
Donor PCB top
Image
Donor PCB bottom
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 2:43 
Offline

Joined: November 29th, 2006, 10:08
Posts: 7187
Location: UK
Sounds like the drive has further issues (damage head for example) than a damaged connector.

Sorry to say, that’s end of the road for DIY :-(

_________________
PC Image Data Recovery
www.pcimage.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 4:59 
Offline

Joined: September 30th, 2005, 7:33
Posts: 616
pcimage wrote:
Sorry to say, that’s end of the road for DIY :-(

Not at all.
If the OP knows how to deal with the "slow responding" issue, he could get his data back.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 7:33 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: March 6th, 2010, 3:46
Posts: 320
Location: Kolding | Denmark
pcimage wrote:
Sounds like the drive has further issues (damage head for example) than a damaged connector.

Sorry to say, that’s end of the road for DIY :-(


I agree with pcimage here. "End of the road for DIY"
Access to files for 20 seconds followed by beeping is not a "slow responding issue"
Typical for a broken USB connector. Something else was wrong before client broke the USB connector.

_________________
Digitalsupport Data Recovery
https://digitalsupport.dk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 9:15 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 3rd, 2011, 0:19
Posts: 1863
Location: Providence, RI
I also agree with PCImage. It is "the end of the road for DIY"

Often we see that the USB header is damaged after the drive is dropped. So you have a compound issue. Torn USB header, but also a head crash from the drop. It's pretty common.

If you're lucky, it might be just a region of bad sectors caused by the head crash and the data can be imaged using the original heads and the right data recovery equipment ($450 by my pricing - to give you a ballpark idea). If you're not so lucky, it's probably got one or more failed heads in which case you're probably looking at $700+.

_________________
Data Medics - Hard Drive, SSD, and RAID Data Recovery Service Company


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 11:06 
Offline

Joined: March 24th, 2010, 21:08
Posts: 82
Location: California
hmm. could have been dropped but I don't believe it was, the description was that they had tried to plug in the USB port upside down amd applied alot of pressure. the pcb is cracked around the back of the USB port which is consistent with pressure applied directly to the port rather than from a drop. of course they could have dropped it before or after. still I'm wondering if there isn't some other issue. what is the purpose of the 2nd large Winbond chip?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 14:09 
Offline

Joined: November 29th, 2006, 10:08
Posts: 7187
Location: UK
BGman wrote:
pcimage wrote:
Sorry to say, that’s end of the road for DIY :-(

Not at all.
If the OP knows how to deal with the "slow responding" issue, he could get his data back.


How exactly does the “slow responding” fix magically repair a beeping drive?

_________________
PC Image Data Recovery
www.pcimage.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 2nd, 2018, 16:25 
Offline

Joined: September 30th, 2005, 7:33
Posts: 616
pcimage wrote:
How exactly does the “slow responding” fix magically repair a beeping drive?

Bad for you if you really don't know....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 14:41 
Offline

Joined: November 29th, 2006, 10:08
Posts: 7187
Location: UK
I pity your customers :-(

_________________
PC Image Data Recovery
www.pcimage.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 16:12 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: January 28th, 2009, 10:54
Posts: 2776
Location: Greece
This is getting ridiculous.

_________________
Northwind Data Recovery - Greece
WD Trusted Partners
http://www.northwind.gr
SandForce SSD Recovery


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 16:37 
Offline

Joined: September 30th, 2005, 7:33
Posts: 616
pcimage wrote:
I pity your customers :-(

I'm not in the DR business. I could, but I don't want to...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 18:25 
Offline

Joined: October 21st, 2007, 8:48
Posts: 1258
What about the hours, days, months and years of experience, try and error and research to just diagnose a faulty drive in a few seconds (some times with just your ear). Some times one particular issue takes months to figure out. Are those things are priceless?
I'm not forced to give the customer all these things for free.
Proper diagnosis worth money by itself.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 4th, 2018, 18:42 
Offline

Joined: October 21st, 2007, 8:48
Posts: 1258
unknown wrote:
What about the hours, days, months and years of experience, try and error and research to just diagnose a faulty drive in a few seconds (some times with just your ear). Some times one particular issue takes months to figure out. Are those things are priceless?
I'm not forced to give the customer all these things for free.
Proper diagnosis worth money by itself.

https://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php ... 9&start=20


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 5th, 2018, 1:21 
Offline

Joined: September 30th, 2005, 7:33
Posts: 616
unknown wrote:
What about the hours, days, months and years of experience, try and error and research to just diagnose a faulty drive in a few seconds (some times with just your ear). Some times one particular issue takes months to figure out. Are those things are priceless?
I'm not forced to give the customer all these things for free.
Proper diagnosis worth money by itself.

I've got more then 20 years of experience. How about you?
Just another excuse for cheating....


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 6th, 2018, 6:00 
Offline

Joined: May 21st, 2007, 16:10
Posts: 1520
Location: Gothenburg/ Sweden
BGman wrote:
I've got more then 20 years of experience. How about you?
Just another excuse for cheating....

Seriously!...how the h*ll can the OP get his data back by fixing slow respond? Please explain that for me. Can't you see with your 20 years of experiance that there is a physical problem with this drive?
I takes one to know one...

_________________
Rescue IT Datarecovery service Sweden
Rescue IT Dataräddning Göteborg AB
http://www.rescue-it.se


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 6th, 2018, 10:18 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 3rd, 2011, 0:19
Posts: 1863
Location: Providence, RI
managerharry wrote:
hmm. could have been dropped but I don't believe it was, the description was that they had tried to plug in the USB port upside down amd applied alot of pressure. the pcb is cracked around the back of the USB port which is consistent with pressure applied directly to the port rather than from a drop. of course they could have dropped it before or after. still I'm wondering if there isn't some other issue. what is the purpose of the 2nd large Winbond chip?


There's really nothing on the PCB you need to be concerned with other than the U12. That's the only drive specific code on that ROM chip. But, to satisfy your curiosity, that other Winbond chip is the RAM. It's possible that the sudden power off when the header broke also caused the head crash. In any event, it was definitely rough handled and has more serious issues than just the PCB now.

(sorry, it looks like your thread was hijacked by another discussion. BGMan doesn't know what he's talking about, he's not a professional so don't concern yourself with his claims)

_________________
Data Medics - Hard Drive, SSD, and RAID Data Recovery Service Company


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 6th, 2018, 10:22 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 3rd, 2011, 0:19
Posts: 1863
Location: Providence, RI
BGman wrote:
I'm not in the DR business. I could, but I don't want to...


This is obvious

BGman wrote:
I've got more then 20 years of experience. How about you?
Just another excuse for cheating....


So you're either contradicting yourself here or your "20 years of experience" is in replacing laptop screens and not professional data recovery.

_________________
Data Medics - Hard Drive, SSD, and RAID Data Recovery Service Company


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: WD40NMZW-11GX6S1 ROM/PCB Swap Issues
PostPosted: August 13th, 2018, 14:36 
Offline

Joined: March 24th, 2010, 21:08
Posts: 82
Location: California
Thanks guys.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group