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Hard Drive recovery - PCB swap question

by yamma98 / November 19, 2005 2:52 PM PST

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?

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Try it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2005 9:28 PM PST

Still a cheap option compared to most data recovery charges. You could do this 10 times and still pay less if it works.

Bob

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What about a PCB where one letter is different? So close!!!!
by yamma98 / November 20, 2005 6:09 AM PST
In reply to: Try it.

I'll try that ROM option. Also, I found one HD for sale that has this PCB:

2061-001179-000 DD

The one I'm trying to replace is:

2061-001179-000 DE

The only difference is the last letter, a D instead of an E. Think there's a chance that PCB could work with my HD? Could that one letter be a major difference? I'll probably try it anyway, but I could use some more advice just in case. Thank you!

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PC3000 ISA
by devin624 / November 22, 2005 12:57 AM PST

Try to using PC3000 ISA or PCI restore firmware and ROM file.....

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