my friend gave me a 15 gig maxtor drive that future shop said was broke. My friend said it was loose and shorted out when the computer was on. The drive “looks” perfect ecept for one componet which looks burnt out. I have not tried this drive in my computer yet because i am paranoid i will break something. Is it safe to scan a picture of a hard drive? I would like to know what component is burnt out so i can try to replce it. On the circuit bord the part is labled L20and a number i can’t read. it is right next to the power plug on the far left of the drive. I’ll scan a piture if it is safe to do so.
sorry for the long post.