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I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500gb hard drive. It was making a tickling sound so I thought it was a HDD problem and opened the drive and remove the head and put it back it shows once in Device Manager and again nothing.
I tried to fix the heads but not worked anything. Later I checked my PC with another HDD and it also struggles to power up.
Then I realized it's a SMPS problem later, I replaced the SMPS but right now the seagate barracuda 7200.12 drive spins when powered up and stops after a 1-2 seconds and the tickling sound is clearly audible.
Is it a PCB problem or what? I put this PCB in other 160gb hard drive it did the same spin and stop.
I bought another new Seagate pipeline 500gb HDD and luckily its PCB number same as old.
Should I replace the rom ic and try with the new board or can I replace the new hard drive head to old one or its better to platter swap.
I want to recover data from the old drive and can't afford to hire a professional data recovery analyst.