hard drive motor

Wd Western digital wd5000aakb 500 gb ata...
November 17, 2009 at 15:07:40
Specs: Windows 7
I plug in the hard drive the wrong way,
now my hard drive will not spin. I was thinking it could
be the plug, so can I solder the wires separately
to the motor itself ?

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#1
November 17, 2009 at 15:19:27
Plugs are keyed so that the can't be connected the wrong way. You didn't notice that? You must have forced it pretty hard. By reversing the plug, you connected the 12v to the 5v & the 5v to the 12v. You most likely fried the drive. Don't try to "fix" it by soldering.

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#2
November 17, 2009 at 15:37:29
i don't think it's fried though. i think it's only the plug.

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#3
November 17, 2009 at 15:38:47
can i get another controler board?

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#4
November 17, 2009 at 16:06:28
"i don't think it's fried though. i think it's only the plug"

Well, then try a different plug. There's usually several unused 4-pin molex plugs available. Just make sure you plug it in the right way this time.


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#5
November 17, 2009 at 18:34:27
how did i fry the drive? if anything i fried the board. don't you
think? the drive motor doesn't move. it can only mean the
board of the drive is fried. What if i got another one?

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#6
November 18, 2009 at 19:13:23
Good luck.

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