Printed Circuit Board

How is your docking bay working?

Have you ever used a drive bay (Docking Bay) to transfer data from one source to another?

If you have had any power problems, there could be a number of reasons why? First the Docking Bay could be bad or the Hard Drive’s PCB could be dirty. PCB stands for “Printed Circuit Board.” If you take off the PCB and try to clean it, it can be more harm then good. What I would do is recommend buying a new docking bay.

Your Drive most likely isn’t shorting the bay. You can always test it with another hard drive, but power is one of the biggest problems when it comes to your drive docking bay or your transfer bay, or even called a clone bay.

If you are not familiar with a drive docking station or bay, these hold 3.5 inch hard drives, (and even notebook drives) and they allow you to transfer data to your computer. Very simple. Indeed it isn’t a lot of work, but when it comes to the power of a drive bay they can be very fragile.

As a matter of fact I am returning one right now to amazon because it’s not powerful enough to hold power on during a charge for a simple data recovery from a powerbook hard drive which definitely didn’t get dirty.

The Drive has been in an enclosure for a while now and there is no way dust, dirt grime is causing any short on the driving bay besides the bay being to weak. Another thing you can try if you are trying to transfer data is to see if you can just find a tower with two SATA ports for two hard drives along with the power to have two molex ports so that you can run the main drive and a secondary drive in tandem. This sometimes is the best way for you to transfer data from one device to another.

Another trick for data recovery is to flip the disk left and right, this might cause the controller to work again, giving the drive power in order for the inside disk to spin.

If you need any advice call

1-203-889-2912 or 1-844-80BROKEPC (802-7653)

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