System won't power on with hard drive

August 26, 2011 at 09:10:46
Specs: Windows XP but.. irrelevant
I have a couple of drives where this is the case. I know it isn't the cable or anything because on the same system other PATA drives will work.

My question is would this most likely be a logic board issue? I see the boards sold on eBay and was just wondering if it is a reasonably good gamble to find the right one to repair this drive. I figure if a bad PSU took out the board at some point it is not likely that there is a mechanical issue. One is a 250gb and may be worth fixing.

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August 26, 2011 at 09:30:43
Find the actual logic board is going to be hard, better buy new hdd.

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August 26, 2011 at 10:49:36
But is it likely the case that it could be fixed by switching out the logic board, or are there other issues? Also how do you know which boards are compatible? Is it that exact model, or are there other references to use? Do they ever use the same mechanical drive with different boards, or for that matter do they ever use different boards with the same model so that I can't just go by that?

I'm just curious even if I don't end up fixing this drive, it's just good to know.

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