swapping controller cards, voiding warranty?
October 23, 2008 5:49 PM Subscribe
Can I temporarily swap out the controller board on my seagate hard drive without voiding the warranty?
posted by grandsham to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a Seagate 7200.10 500GB hard drive that I fried the controller board on (fed 12V into the 5V connector, blew what appears to be a fuse or voltage regulator). I have made an RMA request, and a replacement drive is coming on monday
while I had most everything backed up, there are a few things I still want to get off of the drive. I have an identical drive that I could swap the controller board for, but I don't want to invalidate my warranty by doing it. so my question:
1) will removing the controller board invalidate my warranty if I reattach the broken board before I send it back?
2) will Seagate be able to tell if I have removed the board if I reattach it (there are no "this will void your warranty stickers" on the board, but I am worried about tamper-evident screws and the like)?