I have a Seagate 7200.8 that is not spinning. I have continuity checked the diodes on the board, and none are shorting - and that is about the limit of my expertise. The power is on; the head tries to 'track' on the platter, but is prevented by the air-operated 'safety-catch', which appears to operated by the airflow from the spinning disks, and so it just click-click-clicks against the catch. The heads are moveable, and so is the platter-stack, so nothing is seized.
What I want to do is to swap out the PCB (where I believe the problem to be) for a replacement so that I can recover the data.
To that end, does anyone one out there have (or know where I might obtain) a controller PCB for;
Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 400GB
Model no. ST3400832A
Part no. 9Y7485-066
Firm ware 3.03
Date code 06135
Site Code TK
Any help would be really appreciated. I know it is an old HDD (and would normally be written off), however there are many 'brownie-points' to be earned with a very cute
Cheers for your time