PCB Replacement after spilling cooling fluid over HDD

niels55

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Jan 15, 2013
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Hi everyone,

A while ago my custom loop spilled water over my WD red 3TB
I ordered a new PCB to try out my luck but unfortunaly upon installing the PCB all i got was some error beeps as if the motor was trying to start up

So i sent the two PCB's to a company in the USA (PCB Solution) to transfer the firmware chip.
Today i received the good PCB again with the transfer completed but still all i get is the same error beeps.

Does anyone have more experience in this or a solution to make the drive accessible again?
without having to spend hundreds of euros?

Thanks in advance
 

USAFRet

Titan
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Depending on the size of the leak, some liquid may have gotten inside. Drives are not sealed. There is a small filtered hole to allow pressure equalization.

If so, its likely dead. Get an new drive and recover your data from your backup.
 

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