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 Post subject: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 17:00 
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hello.

a couple of days ago my Western Digital WD800JD SATA HDD died.
the BIOS wouldn't detect the drive. so i checked the data and power connections and they were in proper working order.
but i noticed that the Smooth L6283 1.3 IC chip on the PCB got extremely hot while the drive was powered up.
the chip and the surrounding components are not visibly damaged. and the rest of the PCB and components look normal too.
if it is just the chip that is damaged, would it be possible to just replace the PCB with another PCB from another HDD of the same model?


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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 17:08 
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Dragon_Mech wrote:
if it is just the chip that is damaged, would it be possible to just replace the PCB with another PCB from another HDD of the same model?

And transfer U12 from patient to donor PCB


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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 17:20 
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Hello there :

1 - What is the FULL MODEL of the drive ?

2 - Does the drive spin up at all ? Any strange clicking sounds ?

3 - Most likely PCB is OK if the drive does spin up ... It might have damaged firmware caused by degradation of surface/bad blocks, etc ...

4 - On your PCB ... Do you have a WDC MCU or a Marvell MCU ?

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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 17:22 
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thank you. hopefully i can save the drive and the data on it.


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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 17:24 
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Dragon_Mech wrote:
thank you. hopefully i can save the drive and the data on it.


Is the data IMPORTANT ? Are you willing to pay for a professional data recovery service ?

Again if the drive is spinning and if you have an old controller like WDC MCU most likely the drive does have other sort of failure like module damage or translator damage. Same goes for Marvell mcu based drives as long as drive doesn't click ... If click heads most likely are gone ...

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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 17:25 
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Goes without saying DO NOT OPEN THE DRIVE ITSELF !!!

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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
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i know not to open the drive itself.
i think the drive is spinning. i know that i can feel the drive spin up when the drive powers up , but i'm not sure if it continues to spin.
and the heads don't move when the drive is powered up.
i'm also too poor to even think of using a data recovery service.


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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 11th, 2019, 23:16 
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please disregard my last post. there is some information in it that is incorrect.
@Spildit
the drive is a Western Digital WD Caviar SE. model WD800JD-60L8A5.
from what i can tell (while holding the drive. i know i know. not the smartest thing to do but i was grounded)
the drive does not spin up when the drive is powered up. and thankfully there are no clicking sounds.
as far as the health of the drive. there were no bad sectors. the drive was in good working order the night before it died.
in the morning when i started up the system, the hdd was in it's current condition.

this is the MCU that is on the board
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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 12th, 2019, 1:47 
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just try to change pcb and see what is happening.if spining, change the original ROM chip to DONOR pcb.
if you have no experience with soldering work don't do it your self.


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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 12th, 2019, 9:59 
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Agree ... Just try a new PCB then but for you to gain access to the data you will need to swap the ROM chip or read it and write the content to the new PCB with SOIC 8 clip and external programmer (if you don't want to solder) ...

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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 12th, 2019, 15:17 
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i will try swapping the PCB out for a "new" one as soon as i can get a hold of a donor drive.
thank you all for your help. if this works, you all will have saved me a lot of time and hard work trying to recreate alot of the files that are on this HDD.


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 Post subject: Re: WD800JD SATA HDD not working.
PostPosted: May 13th, 2019, 15:56 
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Just remember ... You have to swap the ROM CHIP as well (or copy the ROM content out) to the NEW PCB otherwise you will not be able to access your data ...

Regards and please tell us if you manage to make your drive work again !

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