My brother awoke last week to his computer not running. I went over and pulled all the cards and memory, etc… but it would not power on. I put in a spare power supply and it booted up (no monitor or keyboard, just heard it power on). I got the new power supply today, but when the computer boots up it does not detect the hard drive. I put the hard drive in another computer and it is not detected. When the machine powers on I can feel that the drive is not spinning up.
Here’s my problem. He is a musician that had several gigs of unfinished music on the drive. It is not worth the $$$ for a data recovery service to recover the data. I have taken a multimeter and verified there is continuity through the drive to the motor.
Have any of you guys ever “hacked” a drive somehow by hooking up a different motor? I have several old drives here that have working motors that I was thinking in a worse case senerio I could try and rig up to get the drive spinning. If I can get the drive spinning I have software to recover the data.
Any opinions or advice