My wife’s WD1600JB went up in smoke. Literally. A component on the circuit board near the 12v input charred out in a puff of glory, leaving my wife’s data in limbo. Most of her important files were backed up, but not all. So, I am looking to recover what is on the presumably intact platters.
The first attempt was to buy another WD1600JB and just transplant the entire circuit board, which simply drops in. However, it was a different revision and while it powered up the drive, it would not recognize its size or formatting, and in fact had an ever so slightly different component layout on the circuit board. So…
Does anyone out there have an item of the part number:
WD1600JB - 55REA0
The circuit board, if removed, will have:
2060-701292-002 REV A
on the back. If you’ve got it, I want it, just so I can yank the PCB, recover the data and then trash the old drive. Any help appreciated.