On Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:45:59 -0400, Edward Diener
@tropicsoft.invalid> put finger to keyboard and composed:
>I know what he wants me to do. If I remove the PCB, can it
>usually be screwed back on without any further damage.
There are no interconnecting cables, so the board should just lift off
without any effort. It goes on the same way. You will need a Torx
screwdriver, though (Torx 6 or 8, IIRC).
If there is an 8-pin serial flash memory chip at location U12, then
this will need to be transferred to your replacement board, if it
should come to that. This chip stores unique, drive specific,
"adaptive" data. If U12 is vacant, then the "adaptives" will be stored
within the Marvell MCU, in which case a straight board swap will
probably fail (the tolerances between the donor and patient's
adaptives would need to be very close).
BTW, if BIOS doesn't see your drive, then try MHDD. MHDD talks to the
drive directly without going through BIOS. You will need to
reconfigure your SATA controller in your BIOS setup for IDE
compatibility or legacy mode. This will make your drive look like a
- Franc Zabkar
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