Hello All, My name is Dan and right now I KNOW that’s not really important but I figure that yall have to knwo more about this stuff than I do so here it is…
Like almost everyone else here, i am at a point that I HAVE TO ASK FOR HELP.
The Back Story :
I have a WD5000AAKS that I’ve been using for data storage. I recently had a HD failure on ANOTHER DRIVE and lost the OS, so I was in the process of switching drives in and out moving data from one to anohter and SOMEHOW connected the Power cable to the drive incorrectly. (I’ve been using THIS internal drive with a USB external adapter)
Anyway, after reading allot of forums I kinda got that it might be as “simple” as the PCB on the HD. So I hired a tech to come to the house (BIG MISTAKE) and look at it. He charged me $75 for the visit, and $50 to remove 4 screws and show me that a componet on the PCB was burnt out.
He said that if I could get a new PCB he would put it back ont he HD for $25 IF I brought it to him. Now I’m wanting to BUY a new PCB for this HD, but can not find anyone at Western Digitial to help me, or sell me one of these boards.
Funny thing is, I HONESTLY don’t even know if this is going to work or not, but I figure I AHVE to do something because this is Family Pictures of our Newborn up to 6 years, and now to have “lost” them, would be terriable.
Anyone have any Idea of how to contact someone from WD to buy one of these PCB’s that goes ont eh outside of a HD.
Anyone know anything about Data Recovery IF it’s not the PCB ?
Thank You for reading this,