[SOLVED] PCB board replaced, still no success

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Hi everyone!
A couple of months ago i accidentaly used the wrong sata power cable from my power supply and my harddrive turned up dead.

I did my research and bought a new PCB, swapped it out including the bios-chip, the drive now spins just fine but I still can’t find the drive in windows at all. I’ve also tried multiple softwares but I can’t find the drive anywhere, all this have been tested through a USB HDD docking station 3.5”.

The thing is that my PCB number and rev on the broken board is 2060-771829-005 REV A, I ordered an identical product over at eBay but this guy sent me a board with 2060-771829-003 REV A. So this is not really the same, even though the seller tells me this should really work out, I’m not really sure that it will. Anyone?

As I read over at this forum the preamp could be damaged by this accident, but then the drive wouldn’t spin at all would it?

HDD: WD10EZEX-08M2NA0

I’m out of options here guys, what can I do? I think my next move would be to return this board because it’s not the product I ordered, and try to get my hands on a new board with identical number and rev, could that work out?
 
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Some WD models won't spin up if the preamp is bad, while others will spin up and click.

If you place a business card between the PCB and the HDA connector, does the drive still spin up?
I can try that tomorrow when I have the drive in my hands, will get back with result.

So the preamp could still be dead? Hm, it’s spinning almost all fine now, I can hear a small sound from it tho but it’s not really clicking.
 

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