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HDD - Western Digital 250GB SATA / 8M Cache WD2500AAJS

My drive has fried (from what I can tell) I was doing a couple of custom cables and I switched up the 5v and 12v leads and connected it and couldn't figure out why it wasn't working and then later realized that I may have switched the leads and came to the conclusion that it fried my harddrive.


The harddrive does NOT spin up when connected to power, no sound is made. When I shake the drive while it is turned off it sounds like there is sand inside of it (very fine sand).

The circuitry at the bottom of the board DOES get hot when it is connected to power so it seems like the board may still be alive? I'm not an expert on harddrives by any means so I would REALLY appreciate some assistance on the matter.

I had a lot of important files on this drive and would really like to salvage the data, I will be backing up my data in the future from now on.

I'll make sure this incident doesn't happen again, along with this I've attached some pictures to show you guys some of the connectors.

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I hope the pictures help, if you need anymore information about the drive please do not hesitate to ask! Thank you in advance!
Edited by Necrodox - 6/17/11 at 1:46pm
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