On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 06:07:52 -0800 (PST), "borat.gunter"
>> Since you have the diode from another hard drive circuit
>> board, get out a magnifying glass and read the codes off of
>> it and either go to the manufacturer's website or search for
>> them here to find out it's specs:http://alldatasheet.com/
>I did it first. But the info on the package was not so useful.
>it is "VU gp802 AE"
>I googled around, found nothing about this
Use an ultrafast silcon, 8 amp rated diode. You'll have to
measure it's size and compare that to what digikey shows in
it's search fields. Voltage rating doesn't matter, they'll
all be rated higher than the 5V, even 12V, present on this
point in the circuit.