I have an old SD 500gb HDD that didn’t react at all. (WD500AAKS) and wanted to save the data from.
I replaced the ‘power print board’ (don’t know the official name) with 1 I had lying around that worked.
The harddisk spins up again, it clicks about 15 times with its heads and then it shuts off.
After a few minutes, I hear windows recognizing the HDD, spins up again, makes clicking noises and powers down again
The heads dont’ move to the platter but stay in place.
So what could be the problem?
I know i’ve replaced the printboard with a slightly different model (WD500AAKX) and this has lower power settings
WD500AAKS: 5VDC–0.68A, 12VDC --0.55A
WD500AAKX: 5VDC–0.65A, 12VDC–0,50A
Is this the problem?
Please advise so i can rescue this old thing!