My original post is below.
So I purchased a used compatable controller (2060-701640-002 Rev A) and tried to transfer my original 8 pin bios to the new board. I basically cooked my 8 pin bios and now I am left with a 1.5 caviar Green HD with no controler. I would like to try and swap the platters out to a good unit but I am not sure I can just pick up any old WD 1.5 TB drive and do this.
Does anybody know if this will work or do I need to find an exact HD match so that my firmware versions match?
My 1.5 TB HD model is:
– Original post
need a new controler and PCB. The short story is I lost my power cord and used the wrong plug and think I burned a fuse on the PCB. When I took the unit apart the USB connector fell off of the control broard. I want to replace the control board (4060-705059-001 Rev A) and the PCB (2060-701640-002 Rev A) with two new, or slightly used ones. Does anybody know if the pair that came out of the unit is married/linked by a bios settting or something. I am wondering if, so long as I have the same serial numbers, can I buy a controller (mentioned above) USB2 from one person and a PCB (mentioned above) from another person and expect them to work together. I have tried a few best buy options where I slipped the WD drive into a case with USB support and in both cases the unit would not power on but as soon as I remove my WD drive the case unit powers on. I am about to pull the plug on a used PCB and a controller on EBAY but wanted to check here first. The drive itself should be fine.