I need to replace the PCB of my 500GB Wester Digital HDD, the area where the USB port need to be solder was already damaged, the technician said the only solution is to replace the PCB,
here's the details that I've already found in ebay but its kind a expensive,
"Western Digital 500GB WD5000BMVV-11SXZS1, 2061-701754-500 AA"
link : "http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Digital-500GB-WD5000BMV..."
it kind a look the same with the PBC of my HDD, I realy need your help if anyone knows where I can buy PCB of 500GB WesterDigital HDD, my location is in Binan,Laguna, Philippines.
What Bruce said. What you're proposing is unbelievably risky. Just replace the drive. If you want to try to recover the data, your best bet is to send the drive to a company that specializes in that sort of work. In the future, remember: backups are your friend.
@Irwin, the most expedient solution is to find a technician who is able to operate a soldering iron.
Failing that, a replacement board will not work out of the box. There will be a flash memory chip at location U12 which needs to be transferred from patient to donor. If your technician can't solder a simple USB connector, then he'll have even less chance of moving the flash IC.
Try the following supplier. He offers a free firmware transfer service.