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I had a Maxtor 250 hard drive, and someone plugged a laptop power lead in it and it zapped it. I have dismantled the external hard drive and put the maxtor directly into my pc, but this stops the pc booting.

I have spoken to maxtor and they have suggested that I buy a hard drive circuit board, but I cannot find anywhere that sells them. (Or I just don't know where to look).

maxtor have told me this....

"For the following Maxtor hard drive models: Fireball 3, DiamondMax 16, DiamondMax Plus 8, DiamondMax Plus 9, Diamond Max 10 and all MaxLine products there is also a GTLA Number on the model (next to barcode on the bottom of the drive). Format 1Y222J2223322. 1, 2 and 3 stand for numbers, Y and J for letters. The numbers 1 and 3 as well as the letter Y need to be identical to be able to replace the PCB on these drives."

My Hard drive details as follows: DiamondMax 10.
Model: 6L25ORO
250GB PATA133 HDD
TLA #: 6L25ORO153401 AAB
SN: L59L82XH

Any help or advice on how I can get my hands on one of these and you will make a friend for life.

Thanx in anticipation
 

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So Maxtor didn't offer you one then? :confused:

The usual advice is to buy an identical drive and swap the controller card over.
You may be able to recover your data that way, but obviously, you can only use one of the drives at a time with the one card - and there's a risk of losing another circuit board and drive if you're not extremely careful with the procedure.
 

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I don't mind losing one of the drives, I just need to know where to buy the correct circuit board to replace the first one.

On my first disk that I have currently lost are my photos, music, bank account, personal info and other and I don't mind spending $100 £100 to replace.

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Honestly your best bet is buying a whole identical drive, eBay may be a good source for a drive for this use. When you find one you think is correct just make sure to email to the buyer the exact info you need to match it up correctly.
 

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SacsTC

The jumpers are correct. In fact I took everything off the power supply except the maxtor (which was set to master) and like I said it just wont boot, it is as though the drive is tripping the power supply.
I then re-attached my normal C: drive (as Master) and set Maxtor as slave but again it wouldn't boot. When the maxtor was removed it booted as normal.
I am going to look on ebay in the hope that I can get hold of a similar drive.

Thanks to all who have taken trouble to reply to this thread.

SG
 

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I put all the dead drives I get into a box in the closet. I've had a couple of hits, and a lot of misses, but it's another wrench in the toolbox. :D
 

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JohnWill,

The advice is much appreciated. Unfortunately I don't come across many to put in my cupboard. I read somewhere that someone always buys two of the same disk at the same time and uses one as back up. Then if they get the same problem that I have, they could swap data (presumably on to two new disks) and then change the cards. Food for thought.
 
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