My hdd is:
WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB
DATE: 24 FEB 2009
This hdd was inside a Time Capsule that died because of the psu (it is a typical failure with Time Capsule’s). The hdd was extracted from the time capsule but it’s not recognized by Macosx. Macosx identifies something as being connected to the computer but it is an unknown device. I’ve tested the hdd using two different computers and with a usb connection and a S-ATA connection. I’ve also tested it using TestDisk with a Linux Recovery CD.
The hdd spins when you plug it but the spinning noise only lasts around 10-15 seconds. From that moment the hdd remains silent.
Is it possible that the pcb is fried? I’ve been reading this: http://community.wdc.com/t5/Desktop/Dead-1tb-WD1001FALS-drives/m-p/110840/highlight/true#M3824
Here it is a picture of my pcb. I dont see anything wierd:
R64 & R67 readings are 0.7
D3 & D4 readings are 1 (not 1.0)