hard drive spins up but BIOS doesn't recognize

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

  1. rdlawrence

    rdlawrence 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,
    rdlawrence, Jun 26, 2006
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  2. rdlawrence

    GHalleck Guest

    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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    beenthere Guest

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