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HD fine in DVD recorder but smokes when connected via IDE cables to PC?


buel

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Hi, I have a DVD HD recorder that i use to transfer vhs videos to the HD to my PC. Today, i plugged it in using IDE cables to my PC and smoke started coming from the top of the HD.

I plugged it back in to my DVD recorder and now the DVD recorder wont start.

Is there any way that i can get data off this HD please?

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woodchip

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The Drive is most likely a 110 Volts drive that you plugged into 230 volts. Though Drives normally all work from 5 volts DC.

I can only think volts is the problem, as smoke came out I think you can say by by to the drive. though if the data is important you may be able to get a board off another drive that is same model number, so as to get at your data

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Woodchip

he's already swapped boards and managed to fry both + 2 HDD USB caddies

so sounds likes its siezed up in some way and therefore costly to retrieve anything from it.

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woodchip

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If they stand for some time the Read Head sticks to the plates and its hard if not impossible to free it

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