Data recovery and disk repair questions and discussions related to old-fashioned SATA, SAS, SCSI, IDE, MFM hard drives - any type of storage device that has moving parts
March 27th, 2015, 17:21
I recently thought of repairing some of my old drives. The ones that are behaving very interesting are 2 Samsung hdd's Spin point model SV2042H and another one SV0761H. They are both doing the same thing, not powering up the motors, checked with a voltmeter. Before i start diagnosing this i wanted to ask here if anyone ever encountered this problem and if i can receive at least a hint of the area i have to search. I will start by tracing the backwards the power circuits for the motors and see what parts are on this circuit. It really seems like some kind of protection, but how they ended up like this, well, i can't remember...
Anyway if someone can give me some hints on this it would be appreciated.
One last thing...i noticed that the jumpers used for setting the master slave, etc have 3 positions labeled from the ide connector to the power connector as follows Master, Slave , Cable Select and the fourth it's not labeled...what this stands for?
Thank you very much for your kindness and looking forward for some info or small hints.
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