Joined: 07 Jul 2008
|Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:48 pm Post subject: WD2500js-00MH0
|Hi there, the usual story...
I switched off the PC last night, this morn the 2nd HDD will not play.
Took the HDD off the PC, hooked it up to a SATA enclosure, nothing. It starts, the heads are moving, then it makes some faint clicking noises abt 4 times and sits like that - does not power down. Sometimes the PC recognizes the drive, however in BIOS only.
The HDD has not been shocked in any way. I was suspecting it may die so I already had bought a replacement however the last month's data is not backed up.. argh !
Now, I can still buy this particular model of HDD for abt $60. Would it be worth trying to replace the PCB ? Date of HDD is 30 apr 2005. This is the model without cache I believe.
I will also go to a recovery shop but they quoted from $400 to $3,000.
Any chance that replacing the PCB may bring it back enough to copy the data off it ?
Once I am done with it I will donate it to anyone wanting a PCB or whatever ..