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 Post subject: Hitachi Travelstar not detected in BIOS
PostPosted: February 26th, 2008, 18:32 
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I have a Hitachi Travelstar ic25n030atmr04-0
This notebook hard drive was removed for imaging, handled carefully, but would not be detected in the Imaging Server's BIOS. Upon replacing the HD in the Notebook, the Notebook's BIOS no longer detects the HD. What is happening? The Bios will detect another travelstar HD. Most likely a problem on the PCB, right? How do I eliminate a physical problem? I don't hear clicking

OK correct me where I'm wrong

1) Replace PCB from a donor (c25n030atmr04-0) Harddrive (What numbers have to match?)
2) Restore/Copy NVRAM info (Use PC3000 or Hitachi Software?)

I am assuming it is not simply a PCB swap and plug in. (Why not?)
What ID numbers are most important on the Drive?



P/N: 08k0910
MLC: H69555

PCB Sticker:
08k2771
H69401B
NxG418
C9FL


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Travelstar not detected in BIOS
PostPosted: February 26th, 2008, 22:14 
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I had an IBM (now hitachi) deskstar that died recently. There was no spinning or any sound when I connected & was undetectable in BIOS.

I know one of the two things helped:
1. cooling the hdd (not in a freezer), but just leaving in the garage or some place cool & dry.
2. dischargin the static build up (in the HDD & in the PCB).

I tried to put a probe to see if the motor was getting any signal & it started spinning. I don't know if its because of the oscilloscope's ground or because it was cool when I took it to the lab.

After it started spinning I used a fan to keep it cool till I copied my data over to another laptop.

Goodluck!

PS: for PCB swap, PCB rev needs to match & MLC needs to match (P/N will automatically match, this these match)


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Travelstar not detected in BIOS
PostPosted: February 27th, 2008, 20:55 
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Thanks for the reply.

So the PCB rev. ... is that a sticker on the PCB, or stamped on it?
Questions still...
If the PCB matches exactly, does that mean I can just "plug and play" the donor PCB in the original drive, or is there further configuration?

Is it possible to do the switch if the PCB numbers don't match exactly, perhaps with third party software?

What could cause it not to be discovered by the BIOS? Would a simple hardware problem do it, or a static discharge? Does the fact that it is not discovered by the BIOS mean that the problem is in the PCB?

Michael


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Travelstar not detected in BIOS
PostPosted: February 28th, 2008, 15:13 
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Hi,

You can't swap pcb for ATMR Hitachi - period.


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Travelstar not detected in BIOS
PostPosted: February 28th, 2008, 19:06 
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I guess u can't do a pcb swap for hitachi travelstar. I know you can in deskstar.

FYI, the pcb number is the sticker near the connector.


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 Post subject: Re: Hitachi Travelstar not detected in BIOS
PostPosted: February 29th, 2008, 1:27 
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So, fried PCB means you are SOL? No PC3000? Why exactly can't you swap it?


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