Can I replace the circuit board on a hard drive?
Replacing a defective hard drive circuit board is not an easy swap. The new PCB must be adapted for your hard drive. Without the necessary steps to adapt to the new circuit board, your hard drive will not function properly and data will not be accessible.
How do I fix my hard drive board?
Steps to fix a hard drive pcb board
- Find a replacement PCB. Get a replacement PCB identical to your current one, otherwise it won’t work.
- Step 2: Search replacement PCB on HDDZone.com.
- Step 3: Check your PCB:
- Step 4: Remove the old PCB and Attach replacement PCB.
- Step 5: Check your drive.
How do I know if my PCB hard drive is bad?
7 Symptoms of Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Failure on Hard Drive
- Burning Smell.
- Heat up Too Quickly.
- Drive Loads Slowly.
- PC Poor Performance.
- Strange Clicking Sounds.
- Drive Disappears in Booting.
- Stop Spinning up.
What is PCB in hard disk?
A hard drive’s Printed Circuit Board, or PCB, allows electricity to pass between various components that allow the hard drive to function. If you have ever handled a hard drive, you may recognize the PCB as the green or blue board on the bottom of the device.