I'm Not Around For A While

Hi Everyone

I had a bit of a catastrophic failure of my pc, lost my main SSD and two other drives. No idea why. It’s put a real dampener on things.

I won’t be around much for a while. Just going to get over this and hopefully try and recover some lost data.

If you want to contact me you can on dobbie003@gmail.com.

Sorry to hear it mate

That sux mate, hope you ll recover data on your pc !

I know how that feels! Sorry for your loss!


I am sorry to hear that… good luck.

Ouch! Just finished building a new computer but I used old drives. I use WD Passport to backup my drives just in case. I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Dang. Must have been something power related. Good luck man.


Good luck recovering data.

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This always makes me check if backups still work. :slight_smile:

I’m partially back. No music drive. It sounds like it is trying to spin up but it can’t. I have ordered a new PCB for the HDD but waiting on that to arrive. Spotify is my source of music for now.

What a fucker of a week.

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Welcome back :smiley:

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glad you’re working though it. hope you can recover the metal library of the century which I’m sure you have.

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Glad that you recovered some data. hopefully the music disk also !

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There are two types of people, those who have had a force majeure with their computer, and those who are going to have it. :grin:

So when you are ready, welcome back Dobbie!


OUCH!!! 3 drives … that is not good at all.
Good luck come back strong

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That’s pretty strange to lose more than one drive at the same time. I’m glad that you’re partially back, but I would keep a close eye on your motherboard. I lost a channel for my RAM making it impossible to use channelling on my old board causing the whole system run extremely slow. I’m wondering if your sata components are starting to have issues. Just a thought…

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So I have managed to find an exact replacement of my drive, which was surprising considering the one that failed was about 5 years old. I’m going to steal the pcb of the replacement that is incoming. I’m hoping that I am right.

I’m missing my music drive, Spotify is a pretty crappy replacement.

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Well the replacement PCB arrived today. Its all fitted and … yeah same issue. I now accept that my music drive is a goner. Oh well.

Onwards and upwards.

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Just saw this: OK, I have gone through this very recently. Here is something you may be already aware of. For SOME drives, replacing PCBs is not enough, you also need to get the old firmware (that has a unique code) off the old PCB and put it on the new. Without that, just changing PCB with an exact replica won’t help at all. Due to the unique id on there, the replica is not exact.

If you tell me the exact make/model of your drive, I can look up whether it requires a firmware copy or not. If it does, there is an excellent service that will do it for you (it is hard to do w/o professional tools). Needless to say, I have zero assoc w/ that service (except that I used it, and was extremely satisfied). They are based in Ohio.

Also, the cost for the firmware swap is roughly USD 80 (not sure what data you lost, maybe it is not worth $80 for you).