Joined: 17 Feb 2007
Location: Miami, FL
|Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:33 pm Post subject: USB Enclosure fried My Drives
|RE: 2 Maxtor D540-X-4K
I had all my data backed up on 2 hard drives.
I was switching from a desktop to notebook/desktop replacement.
I attached the drives to an external USB enclosure.
Both were not recognized as USB (on anything) by WIN XP.
I then tried the drives in a working computer and both cannot be seen by the BIOS.
I am pretty sure the USB enclosue/cable or its power supply fried the drives IDE.
I think that replacing the drive electronics board will get my drives working so that I can retrieve my data.
I've never done this before, I replaced power supplies, memory, complete drives etc.
Any schematics on how this is accomplished.
Any help would be appreciated