Western Digital PCB Compatibility: Western Digital PCB Swap Replacement Guide
1. Find a matching PCB for your fault WD hard drive:
To help to find out the right replacement pcb for your western digital hard drive, please let us know the Board Number on the back of the PCB, as the below picture. Make sure the number of 2060-701265-001.
2. Search 2060-701265-001 on HDDZone.com:
If you still can't find the PCB on our website or don't know which is your donor PCB, please feel free to contact us.
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3. In most cases, swap WD HDD PCB is not directly change the fault PCB with the donor PCB. Should confirm the donor PCB should be adapted for the HDD.
Most WD HDD PCB boards have the BIOS (ROM or NVRAM chip) which includes the unique data to access the HDD system area. If the BIOS information is not compatible with your HDD, there is no way to read the HDD’s data. Because of this, we should use the original PCB’s BISO when we swap PCB.
BIOS is the 8pins (4 pins on each sides) with 25P05VP、25P10VP、25F512、25F1024、25F1024AN、SST25VF512、SST25VF010, etc.
How to change WD HDD PCB BIOS?
You can move the BIOS from your original PCB by using hot-air gun, then solder it on the replacement board. Or you can find the electronics repair shop to help you.
If there is no BIOS on the WD PCB, it means the BIOS is integrated on the Main Controller IC
You should exchange the Main Controller IC to let the HDD be recognized. Move the Main Controller IC (the biggest chip on the board) is complex jobs which need you have certain technique. Some electronics repair shop can do it.
4. WD PCB Swap Successful Case
Recieved WD 2060-771672-004 PCB, swaped the BIOS, and the drive is restored! Just wanted to mention that for such a small board, the use of a heat gun may not be such a good idea. I added some flux to copper brading and heated with a soldering iron to remove the solder on the pins of the BIOS. Thanks so much for your service!