SEAGATE Barracuda 160GB HDD repaired
This HDD brand SEAGATE, Barracuda 7200.9 was brought to me and the complaint was the BIOS did not recognize it and the owner wanted to install Windows Operating System.
First thing done was to take the PCB off, an easy job: only some screws had to be removed.
Some electronic components were checked on with the Digital Multimeter and they were fine.
But look what I saw:
As you can see in the photos above the copper contacts of the PCB were really dirty. I had to use a brush and a pencil eraser for the job.
These contacts were cleaned with the pencil eraser and look at the result.
The HDD was fully armed and connected into the PC, and then look at the result.
As you could see, it was recognized by the BIOS, at this moment Windows OS had to be installed, and here’s the result.
Windows Just Installed
This time a HDD was saved from the dump.
Note: take into consideration that this is not a 100% solution to save all the HDDs, but many or some of them could be saved with this procedure.
This article was prepared for you by Humberto Rodriguez, one of our ‘Master Authors’ from Cuba
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