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- Date: Sep 26,2012
The other day I was brought an external hard drive that just suddenly stopped working. Generally when a hard drive dies, there’s not much to do if it’s REALLY the hard drive.
The first thing I did was take out the drive from the external casing and plopped it in to my hard drive docking station on another computer. It did the same thing it did in the external casing, it started turning, made a couple sounds, then nothing. The disk kept spinning but the computer didn’t notice the hard drive being there AT ALL and I couldn’t hear / feal the heads moving at all.
At this point I usually have one last thing to check before officially called it Dead. My good friend Google. So I put in the model number of the hard drive and describe some symptoms, and it turns out there’s a known issue with this model and ALSO A WAY TO FIX IT!
I ended up reading many tutorials and even watched a few youtube video’s, but in the end I followed the instructions from MapleLeafMountain. Although slightly long winded, it was clear and precise. I spent about $20 to order a part from a local supplier in Montreal that he suggested.
So if you’ve got a broken seagate barracuda 7200.11 hard drive, check out that webpage !! (Mapleleafmountain.com)