Hi guys I received this hard drive today, good seller very fast shipping. But the drive went bad, after plugging it started to make a rare ticking sound, in a while I heard a spark sound. The PCB received damage is a Maxtor diamondmax 21. Is there a way to repair that? It is not the main chip nor the memory, its the other square chip, the damaged area is small. Thanx
It's a 750 gb drive. 7200 rpm sata. Yeah its not that new but I would like to know if there is a way to make it work without having to replace the PCB. I haven tried to pluggin it again since. Don't know if it spins
Without the EXACT same PCB from the same model etc you will no longer be able to access that drive. Bear in mind, the 'tick' sounds like it was a hardware fault, in which case, replacing the PCB would be a waste of money.
Given the low cost of new drives now, I am not sure you will get much (or anything) from it. Especially since the problem cannot be diagnosed properly to describe to a buyer.
You might be out of luck on this one. Did you buy it from a retail shipper or a person? You may be able to contact them. If it never worked they may replace it.
Sounds to me like you received a defective produce since it did not work upon install, to be honest. And if you do contact them say that it did not work when you plugged it in. Don't hmm and haw about "well, I may not have plugged it in right". Just contact them and find out what the options are since it did not work upon install.