No, not entirely. But people from this forum have shown to be very knowledgeable so I figure I might as well ask anyway. What's with your snarky tone? Your post doesn't even add anything meaningful to thread.Au contraire
, my post was extremely
meaningful. Anyone who claims to know what that part is (and what it is used for, which I assumed is what you were asking) is just guessing, has the drive schematics, or is an engineer for the drive manufacturer. If you want to take chances with your data based on these wild guesses, that is your option, but I would advise against it.
BTW, regarding what type of discrete component it is, there are not that many choices, but even if you knew, I don't think that is what you need to know:
- transistor (not likely, since most of these are in IC's these days)
- a few others like inductors, oscillators, switches, signal level controls, etc
More than likely, it is one of the above guesses (resistor or capacitor) or a diode. But that doesn't really help much.
A close up pic of the circuit board and/or the part might reveal the type of component, but probably not tell you how critical it is. It may be possible to solder the component back on the board.[Mod: Finally a useful tidbit in an otherwise mean spirited post. Soldering in the component might be possible, and it might help. Spare us the "extremely" meaningful stuff, please?]