Laptop hdd power connector fried

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Hello, I have hdd MK2565GSX HDD2H84 A SK01 S A0/GJ003A which power connector melted, pcb and sata connector are completely okay. So I want to swap pcb board, to get data from hdd, but finding completely same hdd or pcb was unsuccessful. Best, what I was able to find was this one https://m.ebay.ie/itm/Toshiba-MK2565GSX-G002641A-HDD2H84-D-UL02-T-88i9017-TLA2-250Gb-SATA-PCB-Board/123359805684?_mwBanner=1&_rdt=1
model number is the same, but rev number is not same. Maybe someone knows, if that new pcb will work on mine hdd? I really need to recover data from that hdd. Thanks for all answers.
P. S. Sorry for bad english, I am just learning.
 

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I don't understand, if all you need is power, why not just solder a power cable on? Then you could recover the data in any desktop.

I can't think of any SATA drive that uses 3.3v so you could just skip that and solder on 5v, 12v and GND. That's why molex-to-SATA power adapters work when those don't have any orange wires. In fact that's what you should start with, to make the drive easy to plug into any PSU and disconnect.
 
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On hdd is written +5V so maybe I should solder only 5v and GDN, skipping 12v and 3.3v will it be okay? I do not have much experience with hdd so I want to be fully sure.
 

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Won't damage anything to try that. In the olden days before you could select which drive to boot from in the BIOS, I routinely used a switch to shut off 12v power to drives, leaving the 5v attached. Back then the 5v ran the PCB electronics while the 12v powered the motor.
 
A straight PCB swap will not work. Each PCB stores unique, drive specific calibration data ("adaptives") in a serial flash memory IC. This chip, or its contents, need to be transferred from patient to donor. Some PCB suppliers (eg hdd-parts.com) will include a free firmware transfer in the price, usually US$50 or less.
 

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