2060-701384-002

July 6, 2011

Western Digital 2060-701384-002 PCB Circuit Board

2060-701384-0021. Hey,
I have the following drive that suddenly died while in use (freeze, then blue screen):
WD1500ADFD-00NLR1
18 JUN 2006
PCB 2060-701384-002 REV A
sticker 2061-701384-800AB XW3A12KASV200035006503
After powering off and restarting, the drive no longer spun up and wasn’t recognized by the BIOS. I located a similar drive on ebay:
WD1500ADFD-00NLR1
09 APR 2006
PCB 2060-701384-002 REV A
sticker 2061-701384-890AE XW3A130RW2100063506356
…and swapped the PCB onto the dead drive. The "dead" drive now spins up and is recognized by the BIOS, but isn’t accessible in Windows. When I plugged it into a USB dock I can see it in the Device Manager, but not under Disk Management.
There aren’t any obvious signs of physical damage to the old PCB, but the fact that it is recognized and spins with the replacement PCB gives me some hope. I suspect that I need to do a firmware transfer from the old PCB in order to get it to work, but I’d like to hear what you think. Are these symptoms typical of a case where a firmware transfer will allow me to recover data?

2. Looking for something closer
WD1500ADFD-00NLR0
Date: 24 Dec 2005
DCM: HBCA2AB
2060-701384-002 revp1
Thanks

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