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I have a Hitachi 0F10311 Hard drive, and somehow the SATA pins broke off of the drive, and now is unusable. I dont care so much about the data on the hard drive as I care about it's lack of usability right now. Is there a way to swap the PCB on the hard drive to a new one? Let me rephrase that: Im pretty sure it's possible to swap the pcb, but I dont know where to obtain one, or what precautions I need to observe before I undertake this, or really how to do it. Any help is appreciated!
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It's possible. But it has to be from an identical drive. And what I mean by that is, it has to be the exact same model etc etc. Everything has to be the same.
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If youre swapping PCBs some drives need an EEPROM flash from the old PCB
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It's possible. But it has to be from an identical drive. And what I mean by that is, it has to be the exact same model etc etc. Everything has to be the same.
Ya, I assumed that. I also read that as well...I'm just wondering where I could obtain a pcb. I dont want to spend $120+ just to strip the pcb from another hdd. Is there a supplier that I could purchase it from?
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Ya, I assumed that. I also read that as well...I'm just wondering where I could obtain a pcb. I dont want to spend $120+ just to strip the pcb from another hdd. Is there a supplier that I could purchase it from?
Not that I know of. Maybe places like eBay etc?
But even then it's not guaranteed to work.
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rma?



EDIT may you can try and fix the pins
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rma?

EDIT may you can try and fix the pins
But the problem with that is, they might think it's physical damage and deny him the RMA.
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I dont think an RMA is possible, as its been a while since I got the HDD...Ill give hitachi a call, and see what they tell me.
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I've successfully swapped PCB boards on older IDE WD drives no problem. They were identical models #'s, size, etc.
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