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Offline Negley97

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« on: August 09, 2005, 05:08:20 PM »
My mom's hard drive crashed and it has a lot of photos and emails and stuff.  I am wondering if by chance any of you have an old Western Digital hard drive I can buy/trade so I can transplant the circuit boards to reboot the drive and pull off the stuff I need.  Here are the specs:

Western Digital Caviar
6.4g IDE
Model: AC26400-00RN
Part Number: AC26400-00RNN1

The model number is the most important.  I need an exact match on that in order to transplant the circuit boards.

I hope someone here has a spare laying around  :anxious:
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005, 07:26:12 AM »
Sorry bro, I have nothing of the sort...

why do you need to transplant the circuit board?  Did that go bad? or the platters?
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005, 07:28:36 AM »
BTW, look for and download Hiren's Boot CD

It will be your new best friend!
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2005, 02:45:38 PM »
The platters I believe are fine.  My sisters boyfriend a.k.a. "I have a computer at home so I know how to clone drives" mistakenly put a jumper across the wrong pins and I think it short out the circuit board.  When you plug it in and try to turn the computer on the whole computer goes dead.  Remove the drive turn on the computer and it works fine.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2005, 07:19:44 AM »
ouch... hmmm
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005, 08:38:14 AM »
Whats really sad is that I may have one at home. I wish you weren't so far away, I could mostlikely fix this for you. Anyway I will take a look when I get home...


OHHHHHHH YEAH!!!!!! Its a Western Dig! 1 or 2 drives on the chain? What jumpers are set... Western Digs are retarded. If its all by itself on the cable, TAKE OFF the jumper. It doesn't freaking say it ANYWHERE!!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005, 06:01:17 PM »
Is it the same model number I described above?  There are no jumpers on it now.  No matter where I put the jumper on the drive the computer still won't turn on so something has short out on the drive.   You live in Baltimore?  I love the RR museum there, awesome setup :)
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2005, 07:28:03 AM »
I am sorry don't have it. Thought I did... Have you tried a different machine? Maybe there is one that is more tollerant......
From what I understand, the jumpers don't/can't fry anything if if put on wrong. Cause usually hardward companies don't make things too easy for us to break.

But if it is in its entirety broken. I am sorry.

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2005, 12:19:59 PM »
Damn, first line of action, give the guy who broke it a fist on the cheek.

Next line of action, put it in a different PC...you never know.

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2005, 01:27:37 PM »
agreed, try it out in another pc.  if all else fails bite the bullet and start fresh.

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2005, 06:42:34 PM »
3 pc's all do the same thing :(  I tried that the night it happened.
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« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2005, 03:54:05 PM »
I have a IDE to USB adapter that usually allows me to pull info off old drives...might work.

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2005, 06:21:04 PM »
Never heard of it until now.   Does it draw power through USB or through the ide power?
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2005, 06:55:50 PM »
Seperate power supply.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2005, 06:01:47 AM »
From what I understand though, the drive needs to actually boot up. So if the HD is dammaged, this method may not work, but I'd be willing to give it a try at least.