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Old November 15, 2009, 06:01 PM
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My Maxtor Diamondmax 21 200GB IDE drive just kicked the bucket randomly. I took my PC apart to clean it and was running it open bench when it started on "fire" when I turned the PC on. A little component on the logic board was red hot, and it let out some white powder of some sort. It goes without saying the drive doesn't work anymore. What I want to know is....

A. Can I just replace the logic board? Or do you think it also resulted in a head crash?
B. What was the component that died exactly? (name? eg. capacitor, resistor...)
C. Anyone got a spare drive of the same, STM3200820A firmware 3.AAE
D. If it is toast, how do I go about data recovery? It's still in warranty but AFAIK they don't cover data recovery.

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Damn you, damn you!!!! I was just about to back up the day before but after seeing it would take over 30 DVD's and I don't have any other HDD's I never have bothered. The only mission critical data on there are some pics, and some of my games would be nice.... I don't want to have to DL a lot all over again and I have also lost some of my game boxes, disks and keys.... anyone have any ideas?
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:11 PM
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very sad .. it's look like a power regulator or diode ... it's an IDE drive. what can have cause that it's an unplug molex that touch the board... if so warranty will be void
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:16 PM
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It was placed logic-board side down, so it was protected from any wandering molex cables. I figure it may have something to do with the fact I forgot to plug it in at first then restarted the PC shortly after I plugged it in.
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Wait so you plugged it in a short while after your PC started?
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:27 PM
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No I turned it off first then plugged it in and restarted it a couple of seconds after. Should I have waited longer?
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:37 PM
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it can be an overload short motor , especially when starting, changing the board will not solve the problem... if I was you I will shop for an other drive and take it as a lesson BACKUP next time no excuse.
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Old November 15, 2009, 06:56 PM
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I think I'll try to get another logic board (it should be $50 or so, nothing compared to a $500-2000 repair). Failing that, I may consider sending it somewhere.... does insurance cover anything like that?
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Old November 15, 2009, 07:08 PM
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what do you means by that

" I took my PC apart to clean it and was running it open bench when it started on "fire" when I turned the PC on. "

so the hard drive and other pc parts was laying on a bench ?
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Old November 15, 2009, 08:00 PM
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It was on a table with a glass top. On a much, much, much, much happier note I have been told it was a TVS that broke, a fuse of sorts. All I need to do is find out what type of TVS it is (I have to clean it off and use a magnifying glass) and then order one and solder it on. Yay! That's a super easy, and really, really, really cheap fix! My day is saved.
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Old November 15, 2009, 08:18 PM
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so you was ready to claim the insurance company because of your own mistake... a TVS is a surge protector... 2 things may have happen
1- you hot plug the drive
2- you create a electrostatic discharge.. a HD on glass table ? do you know that a computer case is your best protection....
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