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Need help! HDD logic board replacement

  • Western Digital
  • Caviar
  • Hard Drives
  • Logic
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
March 19, 2013 2:07:52 PM

I have 3 HDD's all of which have somehow been overvolted. The drives don't spin anymore and I checked the logic boards and all have been burned. Should I replace the logic boards? Or buy used ones off of eBay? I have a budget of 100 dollars. Please help
The Hdds are
Western Digital caviar blue 500 gb. 2012 model
Western digital caviar blue 640 gb 2009 model
Sea gate barracuda 250 hb 10.0
Also I don't mind reformatting but it would be nice to keep data if I were to replace logic boards
Please respond I need professional help

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a c 147 G Storage
March 19, 2013 2:29:57 PM

I have found that if you find a drive with the comparable make/model of your current drive, you have about a 50% chance that you can take the logic board off the new drive and make the old one work. Considering the cost, and success rates, it would be cheaper to replace the drives. The old hard drives are useless more than likely...if you have sensitive data on them, you can drill a hole through the drive, or open it up and warp the platter - which will make them useless.

I have taken the top of the case off, and mounted them to a block of wood, they make a nice paper weight....and that is about it...LOL.

The only reason I would attempt to replace the logic boards is if there was data that I had to have on them....