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# 36987 6-Jul-2009 10:27
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Guys, during I have  a 1TB Samsung Hard drive that I broke off the SATA data connection.

I have unscrewed the circuit board from another drive which is the same and I managed to access the files on the drive.

However I really need to replace the damaged circuitboard which easily screws on to the base of the drive.

Where can I get one of these??????

Samsung NZ were hopeless beyond belief, transferrring me to 3rd party PC repairers etc!






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  # 231473 6-Jul-2009 10:53
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I don't think I've ever heard of any drive maker supplying parts. Would it be possible to solder a sata cord to the pads on the damaged board?


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  # 231480 6-Jul-2009 11:06
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Have you thought of buying a broken drive from TradeMe or eBay and swopping over the circuit boards?

 
 
 
 




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  # 231505 6-Jul-2009 11:41
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Buying a broken drive I could try but would be tricky as apparently the revision of circuit board and drive have to match exactly.

The drive I unscrewed the board from has the same details on the top i.e F1_3D Rev A

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  # 231515 6-Jul-2009 11:52
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Crap I just threw the remains of mine out, the plug module and board would not have been perfect but would have worked.

I can always try to locate another but why not ask a computer shop you buy stuff from if they have any junked drives you can have the pcb from?


Normally you won't be able to just swap boards as most have calibration data in the chips, I'm utterly amazed that it worked!!!

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  # 231517 6-Jul-2009 11:55
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Drop me a PM, I will solder a new power connector to the board from a spare I have in my box of parts.

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  # 231578 6-Jul-2009 12:56
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If you can't get hold of BartMan, you may want to find another dead SATA drive, unsolder the data connector and re-solder it on to your PCB. As you say, replacing the whole PCB is a pain because the firmware revision generally has to match exactly.



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# 231593 6-Jul-2009 13:13
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Thanks guys for your replies, Bart has very kindly offered assistance and I will send it up to him.








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