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Two drives went down, but I fixed them!!!! (swapped logic board)

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Just want to share my story wit you guys.

I just bought a Corsair cx430 v2 for $20 after MIR.
I added the psu to my server (in sig). Connected everything but, the computer would not turn on at all. Wiggled cables and started disconnecting hard drives. I finally found the problem. One bad drive would not let the whole system start. I tested all the sata power connectors and they all work. A bad drive!! I was sad.

I had a sata power splitter on one of the drives. I got up to get some water and while I was up I see my son trying to connect psu molex to the splitter molex. I then smell something burnt!!!!

Turn off the computer. Test all my drives. I have the original drive bad. The drive my son was messing with is bad too! When I tried to power on with both of these drives, I got nothing. Hard drives did not spin at all and the computer would not turn on.

One drive has all his pictures from when he was born. He is only two BTW. My wife was pissed!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am freaking out! So now I have two SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI dead!

I still have another SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI that is working fine. I bought all 3 at the same time. I look through the net. What? Swap out the logic board?

I ended up swapping the logic board on one hard drive with the working hard drives logic board. And it worked. I copied all data.
I swap the second dead drive with the working hard drives logic board!. Yes it works too.

I recovered all my data!!!!

I hope this will help someone in the future.
post #2 of 7
Yeah, this isn't well known. If you have a bad drive and a working one that's the same, you can change the logic board and as long as the splatter still spun, you had a good chance of recovery.

anyway's, glad you recovered your pictures and your wife is hopefully no longer pissed
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i still have an old seagate 160gb with some important stuff on it (pronz) that i need to buy a new board for im just being lazy
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i still have an old seagate 160gb with some important stuff on it (pronz) that i need to buy a new board for im just being lazy
from what I read it suppose to have the same fireware and same chips on the board. Personally, i would try with anything similar
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Yeah, this isn't well known. If you have a bad drive and a working one that's the same, you can change the logic board and as long as the splatter still spun, you had a good chance of recovery.

anyway's, glad you recovered your pictures and your wife is hopefully no longer pissed
thank you. yup, she is not mad anymore. I can get some now.
post #6 of 7
Back those pics up immediately. buy some thumb drives and stick them next to your sons birth records or someplace else you would never lose them or throw them away.
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Back those pics up immediately. buy some thumb drives and stick them next to your sons birth records or someplace else you would never lose them or throw them away.
i already did
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