First post, by vga256
Hi all. I've got a PB Legend 610 486 SX-25. The NiCad battery began to leak, so I swapped it out with a NiMH battery of the same voltage and fit. The machine worked well for a few months, until it very recently began showing a "fixed disk controller failure" on boot. I've tried several different drives with the board, and all of them produce this error message regardless of the disk geometry settings in BIOS.
So I ordered a replacement board from eBay. This one arrived with battery leakage corrosion, which I cleaned up. It has *exactly the same* disk controller failure as my original board. What are the chances both boards suffer the exact same failure?
Can anyone give me some troubleshooting ideas on narrowing down what's causing the hard drive controller failure? I thought the controller is on the drive itself, not on the board?