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Hard disk cable burns on booting

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April 30, 2012 3:48:51 AM

Hello,
my hard disk mdl wd5000aakx on booting its power cable (red) wire burns every time I connected with new cable...
hlp me sir...
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April 30, 2012 4:00:39 AM

power issue with you psu try to use another psu this one could be short inside and if it still under warranty ask for rma
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April 30, 2012 4:09:34 AM

I would bet it's the hard drive itself. try another one.
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April 30, 2012 4:10:40 AM

Also, if you have an ohm meter..... You can see if that red lead is grounded.
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a c 127 G Storage
April 30, 2012 4:32:48 AM

also check the screws you used to put the hard drive into the case if there too long you may have drilled into the hard drive pcb.
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May 7, 2012 4:57:59 AM

thnx for ur rply
its d power cable which was creating the problem d new 1 working fine........
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a b G Storage
May 7, 2012 7:38:06 PM

i would keep a eye on this the cable did not burn for nothing
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May 7, 2012 7:44:02 PM

saurabhyadav said:
thnx for ur rply
its d power cable which was creating the problem d new 1 working fine........


gud 2 hear was d cable causing d prob

*sigh*
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May 7, 2012 10:58:54 PM

I doubt that the cable was the problem. Instead it sounds like the drive has a shorted TVS protection diode near the SATA power connector. Repeatedly blasting this short circuit has probably opened up the short. Now your drive has no overvoltage protection, so the next time your PSU misbehaves will be fatal to your data.

See http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/TVS_diode_FAQ.html

... and http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/bigcircuitboard_di...
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