Well my first post here so a gidday to all.
Came accross this forum in my quest for answers to a problem a friend of mine has with their HDD. The model is below and to be honest never really been a big fan of Hitachi drives and this kind of seals the deal for me. Anyway to keep it simple the drive has data on it that needs recovery so thought I would ask here before sending it to the pro's.
I have found a PCB thru eBay with the same OA and DA number.... one in the States and the other here in Aussie. To look at the drive though there is nothing visibly wrong that I can see but from what I have read the PCB replacement is generally the first step in the process.
So I suppose what I'm asking here is it wise to spend 50 dollars on a replacement PCB or is it possible there may be other issues, mechanical possibly? anyway will chat to the owner to see if the drive was noisy before it crashed in the next few days.
Anyway any tips or pointers greatly appreciated.
HITACHI HTS541612J9SA00 120GB HARD DRIVEhttp://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT