+ 0 Votes Reponse To Answer Rob Kuhn 1 year ago Yes. #2 is only if tjere are no other options available. In most of my cases it was te external circuit/controller board that was bad. But if the motor is shot then there's no choice but to pop the cover and do a transplant. I've done this 3 times in my 20 years of doing IT. And each of those times the drive was considered "lost" so I had nothing to lose.