IBM Deskstar DTLA-307045 Control board

Posted on 2003-03-13
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
This is not really a question, more like a request for hardware.

I am trying to find a control board for a IBM Deskstar DTLA-307045
It's a 46.1GB harddrive.

So, if you just happen to have a non working IBM harddrive of that model.
Remove the board from the drive and send it to me.

Please help if you can. :)
Question by:Gurru
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That drive has to be still in warranty, what the chance that someone's going to void theirs and send you their PC board?

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pratigan earned 500 total points
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ID: 8137577
This is an OEM drive. This drive is NOT in warranty.
Even though it is dated NOV-2000
Yes, that was the first thing I checked. Besides I want the data from this drive. The board was damaged by a not so careful friend. It's a sore subject.
I would rather find someone with a nonworking drive, send them, say $20. Instead of spending $96 for a replacement.
I not asking anyone to void their warranty. Just go to IBM Storage, now Hitachi http://hgst.com/warranty/
IBM sold their storage divsion to Hitachi.
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Sorry, I mistyped that URL. It should be...

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Read the posts....CeLLuS
How is ebay going to help this drive?

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ID: 9681811
Gurru - did you get sorted out?

I have the same problem with a 30.7 gb deskstar (deathstar). I have been told it is essential to get an identical circuit board and that may NOT mean just a circuit board from the same disk as updates can be/are made to the circuit board as the disks are produced. In other words, a 30.7gb HDD made in June 2000, may use a different circuit board from the same disk, but made in Dec 2000.

I'd be very interested to know if you tried another board and did it work??


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chicagoan earned 500 total points
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It's likely the same part# will work, while there may have been firmware changes it's unlikely the basic geometry changed and you end up with another drive (albeit another Deathstar)
http://www.hd4less.com/ibm30abreide.html has some refurbs.
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Hi chicagoan,

I assume you are asking this question to Gurru and not me. I have a separate post at http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Q_20787888.html
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