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    Repairing SATA-Drive

    Maybe i can revive a friends SATA-drive.
    Its a WD AAKS 500gb.
    I have the same but i dont want to replace a possible defective chip-board by mine.
    Would rather get a used one.
    Is this a good idea or way to find out if its the electronics?
    HDD is not recognized
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    Switch into yours and see it the hdd works.

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    I already cleaned the contacts. I wonder if newer PATA have the same simple electronics to replace.
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    What is the first part of the story?
    Meaning, what steps did you take to determine that the electronics on the drive are bad?

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    Should i first try out the electronics of the "bad" drive on the working one? Opr better take no risks and do it the other way round?

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    Better check working electronics on the bad drive first or vice versa?

    BTW: since yesterday login with old name is not working anymore. clicking to old thread-title is resulting in errors. e.g. feedback....
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    Since yesterday-despite removing and allowing cookies, login with old name is not working anymore-for the first time.

    clicking on some threads title(e.g. feedback...) is resulting in an error.

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    As mentioned in the feedback thread - we're working on it.. Some of the link issue have been fixed this morning.

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