Busted Hdd Part
Posted 21 January 2007 - 01:24 AM
Thanks for the help, being able to properly name the part will make buying the replacement much easier!
Posted 21 January 2007 - 02:24 AM
You may possibaly get away with replacing it with a wire link, but its there for a reason, and may cause the HDD to run erratically due to noise.
The inductor is there to filter out noise at a specific frequency, and hard drives can be extremely sensitive to any voltage rail or EMI interferance. It may cause disk read/write errors or just refuse to work outright.
You really need to locate the componet and try refitting it. You may find another on a junked hard drive if you can't locate the original.
Posted 21 January 2007 - 02:34 AM
Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:38 AM
The point is that thank's to you, Mr. DarkMatter my HDD is working again. After googling for inductor I found out that its a like a coil. Since mine had been thorned from the board, after testing for continuity and finding that it was still on 1 piece inside, I assumed that ony the casing and connectors were damaged. I got a tiny bit of double sided tape, some really tiny pieces of wire and some solder, put it back on, and had it working again.
Now I can get back the gamesaves and use Live again without getting banned because of swapping HDDs.
Thank you again!
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