DIY: How to repair a clicking damaged hard drive





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Published on Aug 5, 2009

This video is a simple tutorial on how to repair your hard drive if it is clicking.
In this video, the hard drive has only a circuit board problem, so it was repaired by using a replacement circuit board. Sometimes a clicking hard drive cannot be fixed by just replacing the circuit board.

To find a replacement circuit board for your hard drive, please try our store at http://www.onepcbsolution.com

If you have any questions, just email us at info@onepcbsolution.com

A direct swap like the one shown in this video is no longer possible for most of the new drives. We have a solution for that, it's called a firmware transfer.
This means the small amount of data stored on the board needs to be moved from the original board onto the new board. Our boards all include this service, but we'll need you to mail the dead board to us.

Example: http://www.onepcbsolution.com/fitr.html

For Seagate / Maxtor drives, anything made AFTER Barracuda 7200.10 or DiamondMax 21 needs a firmware transfer.
For WD drives, a direct swap will work maybe 5 - 10% of the time, because WD uses a wide variety of firmware + disk head configurations for every model. A firmware transfer is always recommended.
For Hitachi / Toshiba: a firmware transfer is always necessary.
For Samsung: a firmware transfer is needed for most drives over 500GBs.

If you are unsure, feel free to email us with your drive's model.


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