Still a cheap option compared to most data recovery charges. You could do this 10 times and still pay less if it works.
I have a Western Digital 250GB hard drive (WD2500JB-00FUA0), and the PCB shorted out, so the drive no longer works. Before going into expensive data recovery, I'm attempting to find an exact match to replace the PCB (2061-001179-000 DE), which I have been told is absolutely necessary.
One guy I e-mailed said he didn't have that PCB, but he would change the ROM settings on another one so that it would allow me to recover my data. I haven't heard of that method. Again, I thought your new PCB had to exactly match your old one. Anyone know if/how changing the ROM settings could work, as he suggests?