Suddently will not ppower up

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August 7, 2009 at 05:21:36
Specs: Windows Vista, 3.0
I have maxtor 250 GB IDE hard drive it is working fine but suddenly it won`t power on, I tested all way no luck( tried diffrent power supplies still same thing).
Is there anyway to do something on this drive?.
Please let know detail information.


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August 7, 2009 at 05:57:41
How do you know the drive isn't powering up? If in fact that is the issue then try a different power connector. If it won't spin up there isn't much that can be done other than attempting to change the circuit board or professional recovery services. Changing the circuit board is iffy at best.

Just because you can't boot doesn't mean the drive is dead.

Watch the POST screens at start up to see if the BIOS is configuring that drive. If so, the drive is probably OK.

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August 7, 2009 at 06:03:28
So the computer will power up and run but the drive won't spin?
If you have tested this drive with different powersupplies and it refuses to spin at all then your choices are limited.

You can buy an identical drive from the same manufacturing series and swap the control boards. There is no guarantee this will resolve the problem as the internal motors might be the failed component rather than the circuit board.

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August 7, 2009 at 06:04:25
Yes ,it won't spin so what should I do to make it works.

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August 7, 2009 at 12:30:37
The chances are slim, but you could do a Google search for 'hard drive freezer trick'.

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