[olug] hdd problems

Eric Lusk wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com
Thu May 31 00:33:12 UTC 2012

If the drive itself is spinning, then probably a circuitry issue.  If you've got time and some money to spend, you can sometimes swap out the circuit board on a drive for the same board and get data off of it, but after a crash like that, I wouldn't use it for anything.

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 From: ned mcnally <ned.mcnally at gmail.com>
To: Omaha Linux User Group <olug at olug.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:22 PM
Subject: [olug] hdd problems
A friend gave me a desktop hdd and he said he thought there was a head
crash, but I thought that if that was the problem, powering the drive would
make sounds.
I put it in a desktop and booted to an ubuntu live cd, but the drive
wasn't accessible, didn't make any noise, and didn't vibrate.
What else could be the problem? the on board circuitry is dead?
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