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    Default Have you got one of these in your workshop.

    I have a Seagate ST94811A 2.5 notebook hard drive here I am trying to recover data from,it failed to boot when in the notebook and a replacement has restored the notebook to working condition.
    I was wondering if a member has a hard drive of the same model that also is faulty but ok to use for removal of the circuit board,and try and restore this one to a condition that will allow me to download the files using a notebook hard drive to USB adapter.When I power it up hooked up to the adapter I can here it spinning but can't get to see anything on it.I have tried the adapter with a known good hard drive and it worked no worries.
    I have read a post on the net where someone swapped the circuit board over and got his to work,I knows its a long shot but hey it was worth a post to you guys,
    cheers,
    John.

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    Default Re: Have you got one of these in your workshop.

    Does the bios etc detect it? When you say you cannot see anything on it, do you mean windows shows it up as a freshly formatted drive?

    Running a data recovery program may be all you need, a similar thing happened to me.
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    Default Re: Have you got one of these in your workshop.

    Sorry,I didn't explain myself very well,I have bypassed the drive startup by using a 2.5 enclosure to power up the drive,unless I replace the circuit board on the drive as a lucky fix it is useless,
    cheers,
    John.

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    Default Re: Have you got one of these in your workshop.

    As an idea, why not ask at your local tech to see if they have any. I know the techs at my course keep various harddrive circuit boards for the same reason.
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    Default Re: Have you got one of these in your workshop.

    I don't use one as I do all my own work,normally I wouldn't bother but there is some stuff on it I need,
    Cheers,
    John.

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    Default Re: Have you got one of these in your workshop.

    I think you will need an exact match, logic board, revision and firmware. You might get lucky.

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