hard drive spins up but BIOS doesn't recognize

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by rdlawrence@gmail.com, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Hello Everyone-

    I had two hard drives in external HD cases and a faulty ac adaptor sent
    too much current through the drives (what's that burning smell?) and
    then they stopped spinning up completely.

    I have since replaced the controller board on one of the drives from a
    new drive with the exact same model no. It spins up now but BIOS does
    not recognize the drive no matter what jumper settings are set.

    I'm at a loss for what to do next...and I don't want to drop a few
    grand to have someone do something simple.

    Any brilliant ideas???

    Thanks for your help,
    Dan
     
    , Jun 26, 2006
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  2. GHalleck Guest

    wrote:

    > Hello Everyone-
    >
    > I had two hard drives in external HD cases and a faulty ac adaptor sent
    > too much current through the drives (what's that burning smell?) and
    > then they stopped spinning up completely.
    >
    > I have since replaced the controller board on one of the drives from a
    > new drive with the exact same model no. It spins up now but BIOS does
    > not recognize the drive no matter what jumper settings are set.
    >
    > I'm at a loss for what to do next...and I don't want to drop a few
    > grand to have someone do something simple.
    >
    > Any brilliant ideas???
    >
    > Thanks for your help,
    > Dan
    >


    Replacing the controller board of the external HD enclosure might
    just be a half-measure. It is possible for the electronics card in
    the hard drive to also be damaged. This is where the HD's ID and
    bios chip is mounted.
     
    GHalleck, Jun 26, 2006
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  3. beenthere Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello Everyone-
    >
    > I had two hard drives in external HD cases and a faulty ac adaptor sent
    > too much current through the drives (what's that burning smell?) and
    > then they stopped spinning up completely.
    >
    > I have since replaced the controller board on one of the drives from a
    > new drive with the exact same model no. It spins up now but BIOS does
    > not recognize the drive no matter what jumper settings are set.
    >
    > I'm at a loss for what to do next...and I don't want to drop a few
    > grand to have someone do something simple.
    >
    > Any brilliant ideas???
    >
    >

    Have you tried the drive in your machine as a Slave device ?.
     
    beenthere, Jun 26, 2006
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