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RMA it
LOL.

But, he is really serious.
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Uhh.. You plugged the fan in while the Computer was on? ...You cant do that.
Sure you can, I do it all the time. Or should I not be doing it

And if you plugged in both power connectors at once, it totally overvolted the hard drive, and the motor was probably the thing smoking, because electric motors tend to smoke when their polarity is reversed or when they're overvolted. If warranty doesn't cover it, get another identical motor somewhere and try to install it so you can recover your data.
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No it was off but i may have hooked it in wrong somehow.
Then when i booted it up the smoke happened.
My guess is that you accidently bent a pin or put the molex on upside down.

Sorry for the data lose, should be able to get a replacement.

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Originally Posted by Boris4ka View Post
Sure you can, I do it all the time. Or should I not be doing it

And if you plugged in both power connectors at once, it totally overvolted the hard drive, and the motor was probably the thing smoking, because electric motors tend to smoke when their polarity is reversed or when they're overvolted. If warranty doesn't cover it, get another identical motor somewhere and try to install it so you can recover your data.
No, you shouldn't be doing it. You could damage your PSU or whatever you are plugging in. You bring up a good point, are you sure you didn't have both power connectors hooked into the drive? It should be a Sata cable and 1 power connector, but there are 2 on the drive. Two will fry it.
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Well, the platters are probably still intact, so you may have some chance of recovery if it is important enough.
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You should be able to get the data recovered, there are lots of places that specialise in things like that, i once saw a place that got data off a usb drive that had been put in water, frozen, cooked, burnt, driven over, fired out of a cannon into a wall so surely they could recover it off the HDD
    
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lol. its so fast it was doing burnouts
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You should be able to get the data recovered, there are lots of places that specialise in things like that, i once saw a place that got data off a usb drive that had been put in water, frozen, cooked, burnt, driven over, fired out of a cannon into a wall so surely they could recover it off the HDD
Oh yeah, there are a few places around which will/should get the data recovered. Possibly a short circuity of some sorts , if you already dont have numbers/email of data recovery places , lemme know and i will find some out. Unlucky about the hard drive, two of my harddrives died about 6 months back when i resoldered a fan and connected the harddrive in the same wire connection as the soldered fan, only to have the the fan go spark and my hardrive to go K.I.A. ..
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Power Surge, Reversed Polarity, Power Supply plugged in the wrong way around
This is a frequent occurence - particularly plugging the power lead in the wrong way around. Despite the shape of the molex connector, the cheaper versions are often made of soft plastic and can easily be plugged in incorrectly. Often this results in the drive appearing totally dead with no noise coming from the motor and an unpleasant burning smell. Similar faults occur when a mains power surge can damage the computer motherbaord and hard drive circuitry. Immediately unplug the computer from the mains supply and withdraw the hard drive to a safe place until recovery can take place.
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I did something similar to a maxtor drive, but mine was intentional and more stupid. I plugged a fan I created into the molex power on the drive. So basically I had a SATA power feeding the drive, and a 80mm fan hooked into the 4 pin molex connector. Surprisingly it worked until the wires I had left bare touched the case. I heard a snap sound, and my computer powered down. Drive never worked again. I told the customer service at maxtor that I had comeback from class and found it like that. I got the RMA, brand new maxtor 160gb drive. Still have it.

If you want to do this, you can watch the video.. Its about repairing dead hard drives. Some of it is quite complicated, but there is info on what to do if you somehow damaged the drive. Its a long video, but it had some useful information on it. http://www.myharddrivedied.com/
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