Amarbir[CDR-Labs] wrote:Source of the post
lcoughey wrote:If Arvika is unable to recover it, the odds are, it is unrecoverable.
I Disagree ,He Might Be Playing With These Since Ages Does Not Mean It Cannot Be Done ,
Friend, to explain the problems of this type of cases, I will describe it in points.
1. Inside the monolith there is few elements: controller and nand module every time and usually some few resistors and capacitors
2. If resistor or capacitor is damaged and we can separate it from other connections we have chance to recover data
3. Same with controller, if we can cut it off, there is a chance
4. If nand module is shorted, no chance for recovery
5. BUT! the most problem is isolating short
6. You need high resolution XRAY (probably it cost about 500 000$ - good one, dentist XRAY is not enough) and MAYBE you can see where the problem is
7. But there could be also no any visual effect
8. So than you need decapsulate the nand (some acid, laser etc), measure resistors, capacitors, controller and whole PCB scheme to find the problem
9. If you damage something (like connection to nand), you need use bonding machine to fix this connection.
10. Bonding machine is another thousands of dollars (rather more than 100 000$)
11. And Finally you can recover data for client which usually do not want spend more than 500$
, Better 200$, maybe 300$.
So THEORETICALLY it is possible, in practice client will not pay. Recovery chance is really low.
So Amarbir you have right. It is theoretically possible, but in practice no possible. But if you have some expirience with cases like this, please let me know. I like learning and like hard cases. But there is a border where it does not make sense.