What to do.PCB/SATA/LEFT over?

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Dec 14, 2010
  1. Halo-101
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    Hi Nic,

    You can come into the store or order online totally up to you.

    Regards,

    Me:
    Thankx also one question would it be possible seeing as i have another model of this drive to do a PCB swap with my drive then exchange this drive with the old PCB At your store? thnx in advance

    Me:sorry reading over it may be unclear what i had meant i mean can i do a PCB Swap with the drive i wish to purchase from your store with my old umart drive add the old umart drives PCB onto the drive i wish to purchase from your shop take it into your store and swap the drive for a new one? or do you guys sell the PCB at a much cheaper price or sumthing?

    Store:
    Unfortunately no, as when you swap the PCB boards you void warranty, so you can buy the drive to do that with but you will get no warranty on both drives.

    Regards,

    Me:
    Oh do u sell the PCB Boards seperate?

    Store:
    No – No reason to as it would void the warranty on the drive you want to put it onto.

    Store:
    Why don’t you take the drive back to Umart for warranty ? If you want to get the Data from it then you would need to take the drive to a data recovery place which will cost around $500 - $1000+ depending on how hard the information and how much information they get from the dead drive, but also doing this will void the warranty on the drive.

    Regards,

    Me:
    I would take the drive back to umart for warranty but there is 400gb of really imprtant data on the drive and i dont want to pay that much but also be stuck with a absolute dead no PCB H/D so wat to do ? do u think it would be possible to dupe umart into believing that the hard drive i wish to purchase from you and put the hard drive i bought from thems PCB onto it and claim it as the one i bought there and get it exchanged via them will work or is this not such a good idea and very unbelievable?

    Store:
    I wouldn’t do that no, as they will not replace you from stock and send it away anyway, to which the supplier will tell them the PCB has been changed and reject the warranty.

    Regards,


    So what should i do as i do not left to be left with another 500GB hd perfect condition that i could really use the space for just missing a PCB so....what should i do exhange/waranty wise?

    PS i cant do anything online only pickup/instore.
     
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    So if I'm reading this right, you are trying to scam umart and / or this store out of their rightfull warrenty declination? Aside from that being totally moraly wrong.... loving the store for staying so polite though.

    Regardless try checking out ebay and the sorts to find a PCB replacement from someone with a dead drive (headcrash, w/e as long as the pcb is okay). If your data isn't totally important to you (can't imagine 400gb being all that important, also if it is learn how to make proper backups) just take it back under umart warrenty (assuming you still have the disk under warrenty).

    Also why on earth bump your topic within 2 hours????
     
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    You actually TOLD their store rep that you hoped to do that?!


    Almost 10 years ago I did something along those lines. I bought a brand new CD burner, installed it, put my old CD-ROM in the packaging, and had my friend return it for cash on my behalf with fake name and telephone number on the receipt. If they accepted it, I got cash back as I had paid cash. If they did any kind of on the spot verification and failed to reach me, I paid fair and square. My friend accepted the risk for a cut of the refund and a free spaghetti lunch.

    The store rep bought the whole story without even really checking the drive. He looked in the box, made sure the driver CD and all the packaging was there, and did the refund to my friend because he said I couldn't leave work.

    If you want to try to do this kind of thing you are going to have to try it with another store now that you've alerted someone in their staff about your intentions. But I would not recommend doing this at ALL because it's wrong. Find a legitimate way of replacing the part you really need if it's possible.

    As far as important data..
    My friend lost a 500GB external backup drive a couple years back. He discovered it broke before he had any opportunity to recover anything. He lost a LOT of photographs and family video that were not otherwise recoverable. He could not afford having data recovery done and it was a lot more expensive and harder to find such service back then.

    He said he didn't care about any of the crap he could just download again, of course. But he was literally crying that evening because he had pictures of children from a previous marriage that he no longer had contact with, on that hard drive.
     
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    yer well it is all PS2 Games tht took mnths 2 "get" so ill guess i can try umarts warranty?

    Thnx guys
     
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    Quoted as you aren't listening. Try umarts if you REALLY have a legitimate claim on warrenty (that includes if the failure clearly is a production defect). Else just look for a pcb replacement online (much higher chance of it being the right pcb anyway) and have someone else buy it for you as you aren't allowed apparently.

    Also, those games you got are easy to find again..... I wouldn't call that important data....
     

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