Q: I bought a WD Elements SE Portable 1TB drive (external with USB interface soldered onto the PCB). Today, the drive suddenly/without any warning/out of nowhere it just stopped working. The only thing I can think of is that the PCB was fried. I want to change PCB to try. My questions are:
1. which is the donor PCB for my harddive?
Product name: WD Elements SE Portable 1TB
Product number: WDBPCK0010BBK-01
HDD Model: WD10JMVW-11AJGS0
Board number: 2060-771961-000 REV P1
2. Do I need to change any chips on PCB?
A: 1. For most WD PCB swap, just need to match the board number. PCB of 2060-771961-000 can be the donor.
2. You need to move your original PCB’ BIOS to the replacement PCB. Please refer:
This PCB is special. If changed BIOS, the HDD still can’t be recognized, you also need to change the U14 chip.
In most cases, just need to change the BIOS.