Possessing Storex Club-U2, I saw this last one fallen out of a single blow. Never fallen, no shock.

By opening the structure ( the black case), I notice that the card controller of the hard disk has a chip which is burned out, it is about the chip ha13645 which is in fact an amplifier.

For information, Storex Club-U2 contains a hard disk Samsung HD400LD.

Now, by calling all the stores of electronics, the chip is not sold and it is necessary to pass by specialists in IT electronics.
After some searches, the chip is available … In Japan …

I make some estimate and I see that the prices vary from $3 to $21!!!

We do not thus know which is right, and if we are going to receive the product, best thus is to find a card identical controller.

It is also necessary to know that when we want to replace a flea(chip), it is necessary to weld with the warm air(sight). Thus an additional investment in the material(equipment).

The best solution remains the card controller, by contacting Storex, these last ones told me to contact Samsung, Samsung suggested me sending the disk with an estimate for repair (Samsung does not sell a card controller), and fixed prices has exorbitant prices: 130€ without guarantee of repair, and recovery of the data which can go to 950€!

Thus, I look for the same disk and ô surprised! A hard disk in 33€ of the same brand on Ebay.

The repair would thus be less expensive.

Here is thus the tutoriel which will allow you to make it, and moreover, there is for 5 minutes!

By counting postal charges, the repair of my disk has me cost 40€ and 5 minutes of patience, and it works again very well !

I also think, to sell the new disk with thea old card controller, because the disk is impeccable, what will reduce the cost of the change.

Thus here is the procedure to follow …

Step 1: 1. Equipment

1 screwdriver Torx 9x40

1 hard disk Samsung HD400LD new or second-hand but thus the card controller is first-class

Your hard disk of the same mark(brand) thus the card(map) controller is to change.

That was a very creative and lucky repair. I would consider the hard disk to be on its last leg and would load all of the irreplacable data onto CD's or onto another NEW hard disk. Always store pictures and other data on 2 drives, or on a CD/dvd disk so when a hard disk dies, you only lost the replacable programs, not your personal stuff that is irreplacable.
This instructable is for show how to change a card controller, but I'm agree with you, your data must be burn on others support : usb drive, CD, DVD etc.

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