I Have Seagate ST3160215AS Hard drive .Few days ago I opened my PC for cleaning. When I detached the hard drive from SATA Power cable I fount that the SATA power port has been burnt.The hard drive is working fine.What want t ask is can I continue with this hard drive?
As the HDD is 9 years old it is out of warranty period. I tried to find a replacement PCB for this model with same firmware 4.AAB. Ifailed to find it . Can I use this drive? if no How can I replace the burnt connector
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