Sorry to hear that. I remember that something like that happened to me in 2006 with my PC (My 3-month old 80GB Seagate HDD blew up... and I lost all data on it).
Originally Posted by RigoHoward
Well... this is what I would probably do if I were you: Get a 2.5-in SATA HDD and hook it up to a SATA-to-IDE adaptor that's connected to your NA.
Make sure that the entire HDD + SATA2IDE adaptor can fit into the PS2 before buying them (Make measurements if you can)!!
Of course, if your HDD was still under warranty, you should just return it for free. Otherwise... I won't attempt to fix it, if I were you.
Otherwise, your other option will be to go for SMB.
Unmodified SCPH-77006 with SM 3.6
SCPH-39006 with M-chip modchip, SCPH-10281 NA and refurb Seagate 80GB HDD
SCPH-10000 v1.00 with SCPH-10190 PCMCIA NA and SCPH-20400 HDD unit