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Old 05-09-2006, 09:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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To start off this is an old hard drive (maybe 2-3 years old) so it doesn't matter if i can't find a solution just figured i'd ask.

It's a 40gig Maxtor that came out of my grandparents computer (an old HP, peice of ****), i don't remember when it happened but, one day it just stopped working, period. It won't turn on in any computer i have been able to put it in but, it still has stuff on it that i could probably use (if i remember what it was).

You think it could be a blown resistor (my freind had one and i routed over it with a peice of wire and it still worked) or something more serious that i can't fix like an IC controller or something. There is no physical sign of damage on the outside.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2006, 09:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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would be almost impossible to locate the cause of the fault. most likely the drive is dead beyond economic repair
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oh well, i guess i'll have to find someway of getting rid of it, with out just chucking it in the the trash can.
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