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April 20th, 2007, 14:32
NEW2HDD wrote:Many thanks to all here on the forum.
I managed to locate and purchase a secondhand hdd unit
Where were you able to find one? I have asked data recovery places who are supposed experts at finding harddrives and agreed to pay their massive fees if they did, but they could not find a replacement for my MaXline Plus II 250 GB ATA 133 HDD, I need a new board for the drive and am willing to buy a new one / pay extra fees to get it.
April 22nd, 2007, 6:57
I work for a data recovery firm and we do not have difficulty finding these PCBs for my customers. I think you should maybe try a different recovery firm.
There is also a white sticker on the disks PCB with a 5 digit code, similar to M6FYA. This is also another method of finding suitable replacement PCBs.
May 9th, 2007, 13:23
Just asking a noob question. I'm using a Maxtor diamond +9 sata 80 gb and my pcb got burned, so while looking for a replacement board i found one with U1FYA, mine is U8FYA, so do you think it can work?
By the way the board have the same code as mine, which is YAR51HWO. But there is diff in the TLA, will it affect my disk?
May 9th, 2007, 14:43
You only need to match version of CPU. For example, "Ardent C5-C1"
May 9th, 2007, 16:58
Board’s are interchangeable.
May 10th, 2007, 11:08
ok, so in searching this replacement board, which is the most important? The version of the CPU? Mine is Ardent C10-C1, so i should be getting that, do i need to match other stuff?
May 10th, 2007, 15:06
CPU is enough to match.
September 5th, 2007, 14:24
sorry for my english...
i found this site unofrtunetely after i ve already buy a pcb for my maxtor 6y160p00,and it dosnt work!
i own a 6y160p00,fw yar41bwo
i was sure that if i had replaced a pcb of the same hdd with the same fw it was ok.
but after i ve tried,i see that it doesn work
hdd starts to sound "bip-bip"and i hear "clik-clik"of the heads(i suppose)for about 30 seconds
after i ve tried,i ve seen that fw is the same,but after that code there are 4 letters:
in mine are k m b a,other hdd i ve bought,are k m g a
all other codes are the same!
but unfortunately it doesn work!
now i m looking for another pcb replacement...but i m not sure which are ok or not!
please help me...
i see that there are code fya,fyb,but i dont know how to understand which is good for my replacement!!
i hope u understand my problem!
September 5th, 2007, 14:33
i ve seen just now that both pcb's are m8fyb(the code on the white little stick)!!
both are the same but replacement doesnt work!!!:(:(
September 5th, 2007, 14:35
the difference is that original is winbond chipset,while replacement is samsung chipset!!
September 5th, 2007, 14:58
September 5th, 2007, 15:02
What was the original problem?
September 5th, 2007, 15:13
original problem was a short between 2 pins of power pins(4pin)
after that hd was dead
i swap with this new pcb,hd starts,but i hear a bip bip error signal and click noise,for about 30 sec.
after that hd continues to run without noises,but it is unrecognized from win xp
bios doesnt recognize it the first time(when it emittes noises and bip-pis)but after pc restarts (without shut up powering)it is recognized as calypso...but al parameters are 0 or not specified for bios
September 6th, 2007, 2:21
bad preamplifier (sounds like)
September 6th, 2007, 2:33
preamplifier is inside hdd package??
not in the pcb,am i right?
September 6th, 2007, 10:54
cryoborgofthevenus wrote:bad preamplifier (sounds like)
I am thinking of that too.
Yes, it is inside, so not too simlple to replace it.
September 6th, 2007, 12:41
so there is no solution,i have to suppose?
September 7th, 2007, 3:32
I'm afraid it's very difficult to do it yourself....but if you have a clean room, probably will help
September 10th, 2007, 2:03
AND HOW MUCH do u think will costs if i ask help to someone???
September 10th, 2007, 4:13
i ve replaced hdd board with another board,not the same model 6y160poo,but 6y160moo sata hdd..160 gb,firmware is not the same...i ve already this hdd and i dont remember.
well,the error bip and clicking noise are the same!!
now,can i have another hope that maybe problem is in the pcb(maybe i have not found yet the corretc pcb?)
or is only a case...that using this other pcb noises and problems are the same??
i ve used an external case to use this hdd,this time.
after noises stop,windows recognize hdd as"maxtor c usb device"
but if i go to proprties i can t see anything!
is better that i lost any hope?!
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