Hard Drive PCB for Dead Hard Drive

October 22, 2012

I’d like to be sure if that Hard drive PCB will work on my dead Hard Drive.

On the HD white side:
Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB ATA/133 HDD
Code: YAR41VWO
LBA: 240121728

On the Big chip:
Ardent C5-C1

On the smaller chip:
L725OE 1.0

Do you think it will be OK ?


Please refer: Maxtor 040110200 DiamondMax Plus 9 PCB

When you get this PCB, you need move your original PCB’s BIOS to the replacement PCB. The 8pins (4 pins on each sides) with 25P05VP、25P10VP、25F512、25F1024、25F1024AN、SST25VF512、SST25VF010, etc. are the BIOS.

You can move the BIOS from your original PCB by using hot-air gun, then solder it on the replacement board. You can find the related video from "Youtube". If you don’t have any experience, suggest you find your local electronics repair shop help you do it.