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i got a toshiba hard drive, the problem is it totally dead. what can i do to fix it? please help me.

i got a Toshiba hard drive, the problem is it not work. what can i do to fix it? please help me.
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  1. Toshiba does not make harddrives and usually sources Hitachi for thiers. What exact model drive do you have?
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    Exactly It Might Die Of If It Had Mechanical Failure Like Scratched Platters,Broken Pin,Improper Installation,and etc So use an external drive (must have no data) 3.5" inch and transfer all the data to it then install the 3.5" inch drive or get a new one to replace it in your system
    WD Or Seagate

    To Install new harddrives in a desktop,Use A Regular Screwdriver

    In your Chassis you can find a HDD Rack Take Out The Mount and Screw your HDD in the mount,install the mount in the Rack
  3. Kiniviliame Tauyavu said:
    i got a Toshiba hard drive, the problem is it not work. what can i do to fix it? please help me.


    If you have a spinning part that might be stuck. try hitting it on its side...hard...This is only if you are about to scrap it and get a new one, as HDD repairs are pointless and expensive unless the issue is recovering your data, which as a service isn't cheap either
  4. No Important DATA=Replace Drive (Repairs Are Expensive And Pointless Unless You Have To Recover DATA)
  5. all drives are same no need to tell us model number look for fuse
  6. What exactly is the problem of hard drive is it tested with diagnostic software such as hard disk Sentinel?
  7. Kiniviliame Tauyavu said:
    i got a Toshiba hard drive, the problem is it not work. what can i do to fix it? please help me.


    My external Toshiba HD crashed... It's totally dead... no spinning, no noise at all anymore... I removed it from its box and went to the local IT shop and they tried it with their SATA/USB3 connector.. same result: cold dead

    The IT shop gave me 2 options:
    - send the HD to a data recovery company, but very expensive, more than 1000 euro
    - buy the same hd and replace the circuit board

    And third option of course buy a new hd but I need to recover the data. Thanks in advance

    Its a STORE.E PARTNER 1 TB
    http://www.toshiba.be/nl/hard-drives/portable/store-partner/
    DISK DRIVE MQ01ABD100
    Drive Rev AZJ AA00/AXA1U
    SN 52ELP0DCT TU7 HDKBB96J1 A01 T
    Circuit board: G003138A (MDK 339V-0 V)
    P/N PA4281E-1HJ0

    Thanks in advance for any help...
  8. The following PCB supplier includes a required firmware transfer in the price:

    http://search.store.yahoo.net/yhst-14437584971410/cgi-bin/nsearch?query=MQ01ABD100&searchsubmit=Go&vwcatalog=yhst-14437584971410&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hdd-parts.com%2F

    First check the fuse near the SATA power connector, immediately to the left of the vacant D102.
  9. fzabkar said:
    The following PCB supplier includes a required firmware transfer in the price:

    http://search.store.yahoo.net/yhst-14437584971410/cgi-bin/nsearch?query=MQ01ABD100&searchsubmit=Go&vwcatalog=yhst-14437584971410&.autodone=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hdd-parts.com%2F

    First check the fuse near the SATA power connector, immediately to the left of the vacant D102.


    Ur info was a great help to me, thanks!
    After sending my HDD info to that company, they confirmed me they could fix it so I've send my HDD to them and it''s as good as new again... happy me... lol
    Total cost = 49.99(board + firmware transfer) +35 (hard drive diagnose fee) +$36(shipping fee Canada-Europe)=120.99USD
    That's an acceptable price for me to recover the data on the HDD.
  10. 35 (hard drive diagnose fee) +$36(shipping fee Canada-Europe)

    I understand the $36 shipping fee (for express delivery to EU), but I don't understand the diagnosis fee.
  11. fzabkar said:
    35 (hard drive diagnose fee) +$36(shipping fee Canada-Europe)

    I understand the $36 shipping fee (for express delivery to EU), but I don't understand the diagnosis fee.


    Well if the only other charge was for shipping, you don't expect them to fix it for free do you?
    They just call it diagnosis fee instead of "diagnosis & repair fee" - - might sound strange but it amounts to the same thing at the end of the day.

    Anyhow, they wouldn't just take your word for what's wrong with it, they need to be sure what's wrong with it, so they will have tested it themselves (diagnosis).
  12. The company advertises a $49 charge for a PCB plus firmware transfer. There was no need for a diagnosis, nor was there any need to send them the drive.
  13. Do you realize your question is the equivalent to "My car, it doesn't work what can I do to fix it?"

    Without any details, the only answer we can give is "who the hell knows"
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