MrJimSir
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Platter swap question

Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 am

I'm new to this. I've watched a few YouTube videos and peeked inside my problem hard disk drive. I don't know whether this is the right spot to post a basic question, but here it is: it looks like I could just remove its platters, using scotch tape to keep them lined up right, remove the platters from a new drive, and place the old ones on the spindle. Would that work?

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Platter swap question

Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:53 am

MrJimSir wrote:Source of the post Would that work


I can almost certainly guarantee it wouldn't. Platter swap is only ever done as a last resort if there is no other way to get it spinning. Trying to get a drive calibrated again afterward requires highly specialized tools and years of knowledge and experience you don't have. Even us professionals only resort to that a few times a year despite handling hundreds of cases.

You have about the same odds as successfully performing brain surgery from seeing it done on YouTube. And I'd give it 99.9% odds that platter swap is the wrong solution for your case anyway.

Perhaps you could start be describing what's going on with the drive.

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