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This is a discussion on maxtor hard drive issues within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. on this hard drive, the part that u plug the data cable into? some of the little pins snapped out


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Old 01-23-2009, 04:49 AM   #1
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on this hard drive, the part that u plug the data cable into? some of the little pins snapped out now it says cannot detect hard drive. is there any way it could work without those pins? if not, where could i get a manual or circuit board manual for free? thanks, k
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:39 AM   #2
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You probably won't find the schematic for the board. What make and model is the drive. Best bet would be to try to find a suitable donor and just swap the board. How many pins did you lose?
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5 or 6 pins. its a maxtor diamondmax plus 8 30gb ata/133 hd 3.5 series. and the pins broke all the way off. to the circuit board. but i can swap the board>?what would i look for,something with all the same specs ? thanks so much for yourhelp!
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Look at the part number of the drive if the number starts out with YAR then you are in good shape! The YAR series of drives ( which are diamondmax drives ) stored all adaptives on the disk so the Circuit boards are pretty much all the same, as a demo we replaced a 200 GB YAR board with one from a 20 and it fired right up.... With a yar you just need to match part numbers. Other drives you will to match part number, firmware, and as many other items as you can from the label. Also the closer you can get to manufacture date and match country of origin.
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