I posted something on this same topic a while ago, I only got one response which, while helpful, didn't fix anything. I thought I might have another go. Basically, I cleverly managed to kill two hard drives by putting the black power lead in the red socket and vice versa. I assume that this blew a diode/connection or something inside the drives. I doubt it killed the motor outright. Does anyone have any experience of this problem? I'd really like to get the data off these drives.
The old thread is here:
any input would be valuable.