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Old 04-17-2021, 03:51 AM   #5
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Default Re: Seagate ST500LT012 Problem

I second what Tech Geek says
I have a 2Tb seagate that has the same problem. I read a forum post somewhere, where someone had exactly this, and he bought a replacement controller board - they are easily available on aliexpress or ebay. The next step is to desolder the BIOS chip from the original controller board and fit it to the new board. Finally fit the new board.

In his case he claims it then worked

I tried exactly the same (mine was an identical model HDD) and in my case it made absolutely no difference - spin up - seek -seek - power down.

So you could consider that 50/50 and maybe give it a go but from my own experience I wouldn't hold my breath.

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