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Php2K for your 40GB drive!

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by mc_oliver, May 22, 2008.

  1. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Yes, you read that right. I'll buy your 40GB drive for P2K for as long as it matches the EXACT specs I'm looking for. It doesn't matter if mey "katok" na for as long as the BIOS can still see it perfectly.

    THE HARD DRIVE
    The the drive I'm looking for is a Seagate ST340014A - 40GB drive.
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    THE CIRCUIT BOARD
    There are two flavors (that know) of this drive. The difference is in the circuit board. The more common (and newer) version has a smaller board. I'm looking for the older one in the pic below. The red border shows the board. The board HAS TO BE AN EXACT MATCH.
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    Months ago, a catastrophic power supply failure fried my three hard drives full of pictures (and the rest of my CPU, too.) I've managed to revive two. And I've searched everywhere for a similar model to no avail.

    Help me recover this drive and the memories stored in it. PM me if you think your drive matches mine and send me a sample picture of the board.

    Thank you.
     
  2. cebupistol

    cebupistol

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    Hey i got a lot of those disks but unfortunately i am in cebu

     

  3. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Sure pards? Even the boards are the exact match?

    If you can email me a sample pic at osoliva@yahoo.com. Kung match I'll deposit sa acct mo yung 2K plus shipping for LBC. Thanks. :)
     
  4. brawnless

    brawnless Junior Member

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    off topic sir,

    how did you manage to revive the hard disks?

    thanks,

    brawnless
     
  5. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Only the electronics were fried. The platters were still intact. So it's only a matter of transplanting an exact working board to get the drive spinning up again.
     
  6. s0nny_g17

    s0nny_g17

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    Jan 19, 2006
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    i have the same model but the board doesnt look the same. il check my other hardisk tom kung parehas jan sa iyo
     
  7. chilipowder

    chilipowder

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    Aug 24, 2004
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    i guess i also got the newer board.

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    i think got a couple more older ones i havent checked yet back in my ofc...having hit the weekend, best bet i get to check is next week...hopefully stuff are still there...will let you know, sir...

    really sucks when you tend to lose precious files...really hoping you recover everything...
     
  8. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Yeah, the newer, smaller boards are easier to find. Good thing the two other drives have the new boards.

    Appreciate all the help guys.
     
  9. cebupistol

    cebupistol

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    Nov 12, 2007
    i'll send you the pics on monday

     
  10. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    Feb 21, 2002
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    Thanks pards. Appreciate it. :)
     
  11. Maraming mura na 40GB sa Gilmore ngayon, around 900 lang. I guess you still can check if they're an exact match to your unit
     
  12. mc_oliver

    mc_oliver

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    I already checked. Ini-isa isa ko na yung shop dun and sa market-market. Baka puntahan ko ghills one of these days.