yup i have data on there i cant lose and yea its easy to switch the board on the bottom but it must b the same model number as mine and all 40gb fujitsu drives have the same board so if i switch the board all will b good and a faulty one will b cheaper to buy if the faulty one only has bad sectors ill be able to use the board on the bottom to fix mine hope that answered your question
yea i can send it back to fujitsu but they say they will send me a new drive of fix that one but when i get it back it will be wiped which aint so good i probs shud just accept im not gonna get it back but im gonna keep on looking for a new circuit board
You mean to tell me they have no way of repairing it so that your data isn't wiped? Then what chance do you have of fixing it without wiping it? If all they're doing is fixing the drive then formatting it, can't you tell them not to format?
And if the data is THAT important I'm quite sure there are data recovery services around. But if it was THAT important I would think you'd probably have had it backed up already. It would probably cost a small fortune anyway.
I didn't know you were in the UK. So try http://www.ebay.co.uk instead, then. Have you even asked the seller/sellers whether he/she/they would ship to the UK, though? Nothing is set in stone, and some sellers will gladly make arrangements. I mean, hey - I would think you'd be willing to explore every avenue to get your data back.
Not that its the brightest idea ever...but these auctions state that if the drive doesn't work it'll be replaced with one that does... why not win the auction, swaperooni the piece you need, then send the other stuff with the defective piece back and get a new free hard drive? Sorry...I'm evil.... but makes sense to me... then you fix your hard drive and get a new one too all at the cost of 1 hard drive. you can always email the seller asking if you add a couple of bucks whether or not she'll ship to the uk... I live in Canada and I get stuff all the time if its listed as 'continental us only', just email the seller politely.