Hard Drive Not Power Up

  BigAl127 08:45 04 Aug 2005
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I have an Hitachi 160Gb Hard drive, that appears to have died/blown.

When connected as Master or slave to any system, no computer finds the drive.

Is there any way that the hard drive can be powered up other than by the standard connector on the PC?

Thanks in advance for any help

  Diodorus Siculus 09:29 04 Aug 2005

If you get another disk of the same type (model number etc.) it is possible to take the front part off and replace it... whether or not it is worth the trouble depends on the data on the disk and the strength of your backup system.

  DieSse 11:28 04 Aug 2005

"If you get another disk of the same type (model number etc.) it is possible to take the front part off and replace it"

Whilst this may be possible - it also may not work because

It may be a mechanical fault

The sector layout/sector sparing may be different even for identical models.

There is no way the drive may be powered up any other way than via the circuit board. If what you have on it is absolutely vital, a data recovery firm may be able to strip it down and get data off - it'll cost an arm and a leg if they can.

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