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Topic # 17089 11-Nov-2007 09:10
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Hi Guys,

Does anyone have any spare/broken laptop drives lying around?

I have a Toshiba 2.5" PATA MK8025GAS (80GB) drive and I think the drive is fine but the circuit board is dead (someone put the connector on the wrong way - which means +5v went through DD7 and DD8)

I would like to try replacing the circuit board, but dont have one of these drives.

Contact me @ bigal@hotmail.com if you can help.

Cheers

-Al

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  Reply # 94638 11-Nov-2007 09:51
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Gutted. Sent one that was ticking badly and going slow, with a laptop I sold, along with a new drive for it for the new owner.

Will send an electronic mailing to him over teh intarwebtubes and see if he still has the drive for you.









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  Reply # 94640 11-Nov-2007 09:53
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Mate, if you can get it back youll be a legend!

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  Reply # 94641 11-Nov-2007 09:56
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I already hold that status, but I'll see what I can do about the drive anyway!








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Reply # 94649 11-Nov-2007 10:44
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Quick reply from new owner - first thing he did was bin the old drive sorry, its long gone.










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  Reply # 94650 11-Nov-2007 10:46
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Sooo close....yet so far!

Thanks anyway!

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  Reply # 94668 11-Nov-2007 12:11
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Surely a diode would have stopped it from messing anything up too badly? Check if one of your diodes is dead. I know someone who had their drive start 'smoking' they soldered a nice big diode on where the last one died, and it worked.



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  Reply # 94693 11-Nov-2007 15:27
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Well I thought there would be a diode too, but surely they would only put the diode on the "power" pins, because it was on the wrong way, the voltage would have gone through pins which might not have a diode? or not?

I looked at the two pins that the power would have gone through, and traced them to a component that did not look like a diode.

How do you identify a SMC diode?

-Al



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  Reply # 94694 11-Nov-2007 15:27
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And come to think of it, how do you test a diode in circuit?



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  Reply # 94729 11-Nov-2007 20:47
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Pics here:

[URL=http://img162.imageshack.us/my.php?image=circuit1uk3.jpg][IMG]http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/1976/circuit1uk3.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://img91.imageshack.us/my.php?image=circuit2hi9.jpg][IMG]http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5097/circuit2hi9.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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  Reply # 94731 11-Nov-2007 21:07
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Are any of those components 'leaking' or smell really bad?



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  Reply # 94758 12-Nov-2007 06:10
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You have to be kidding. They are really realy small, but i smelt em anyway.

Not really any funny smells.

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  Reply # 94934 12-Nov-2007 20:32
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I have a few various 2.5 inch drives lying round. So I guess it depends on what you are wanting to achieve. i.e. do you specifically need that particular model, (e.g. to try and recover data?) or do you just need a compatible drive to replace it with?




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  Reply # 94937 12-Nov-2007 20:49
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I guess I really need that model, since i want to replace the circuit board? MK8025GAS.

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  Reply # 94939 12-Nov-2007 20:59
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Thought that may be the case, sorry don't have that specific model




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