I'm a complete newbie at this but it would certainly appear that 'hiro' and I have a similar problem. Mine is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10, 320GB HD but I've got a similar component burnt out (I think). So what is a TVS and how do I remove it? Also, what is the likely cause of it burning in the first place and what will happen to the board if the fault occurs again without this 'TVS' in place? Like I said, I'm a newbie
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
Hi, the TSV is a transient voltage suppression (TVS) diode and it take care of any peaks in the current.
And by removeing it you're be able to get your drive running and get your data back (for the short time) If you want the drive to operate longer you're advised to replace it with a new one to protect the other components from another peak.
Notice that the peaks can come from a bad or faulty PSU, so always buy quallity, before quantity
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