I frequently get variations of this model of drive, almost all with stuck heads because they were dropped within the portable Seagate drive enclosure. Of those that weren't tampered with before we received them, at least 90% were recoverable at our minor recovery rate of $350 without a head change.
For those that were previously opened by technicians, the heads were all mangled and usually accompanied with fingerprints and scratches on the platters.
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