Repair of bricked seagate 500gb hard drive?

b.j.nichols, Jul 13, 9:08am
Anyone able to offer advice on unbricking my drive? its a seagate 500gb SATA. Does not show in BIOS but is spinning, classic symptoms of bricking. I have googled but the only reasonable answer I can find required some special equipment. Thanks.

babcorp, Jul 13, 9:10am
try an other machine? Still no joy?
Will need to find another drive with the same controller board to replace.

r.g.nixon, Jul 13, 9:13am
'Special equipment' should not be expensive. A certain phone cable is required correct?

bm_987, Jul 13, 9:14am
find the exact same drive online and swap the circuit board?

b.j.nichols, Jul 13, 9:14am
It appears to be some sort of serial cable/ PCB

mrfxit, Jul 13, 9:17am
Mmmmm yea, it's the same cable that connects from the wall to your BB as does your LANDLINE PHONE

peter148, Jul 13, 9:22am
Have you checked the serial number to see if it's still covered by warranty?

peter148, Jul 13, 9:23am

babcorp, Jul 13, 9:27am
hmmmmm....... learning curve......googling........

r.g.nixon, Jul 13, 9:28am

b.j.nichols, Jul 13, 9:45am
Pretty major stuff for a drive only worth $40 if in good condition and the data is not important so may put it away as a project for a rainy day!! Thanks.

bm_987, Jul 13, 10:35am
Huh u come on here asking advice and then get told 6$ USB cable and then its in the too hard basket?

oversize, Jul 14, 7:46am
it's pretty easy to fix using the ca-42 cable. I have fixed several with no loss of data.

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