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by Blizzard
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD USB to SATA Conversion Compatible PCB Guide
Replies: 104
Views: 59363

WD USB to SATA Conversion Compatible PCB Guide

Jared wrote:He said he "accidentally broke the USB connector off" so if that is the whole original issue, a proper PCB swap should work.
Well, not if it's a model that is encrypted using the microcontroller :)
The key is unique and you will need the original microcontroller to decrypt.
by Blizzard
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD USB to SATA Conversion Compatible PCB Guide
Replies: 104
Views: 59363

WD USB to SATA Conversion Compatible PCB Guide

Hello everbody at this great place, have to say i'm not expert for repairing hdds, and hope someone of you great experts can help me, my case is following, have WD My Passport external hdd 2TB with this PCB 2060-800067 , accidently broke usb connector and part of original PCB around usb connector, ...
by Blizzard
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Data Recovery Tutorials
Topic: WDC Palmer Format CMD possible to get Data back...?
Replies: 4
Views: 572

WDC Palmer Format CMD possible to get Data back...?

If it's an external drive there is always the possibility the data could be lost to TRIM. Here is some information about WD SMR drives.
by Blizzard
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: MRT PRO
Topic: UFS Explorer Helps Make MRT-DE Useful
Replies: 1
Views: 655

UFS Explorer Helps Make MRT-DE Useful

Very nice, thanks for taking the time to make that video.
by Blizzard
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD External / Internal Model Cross Reference
Replies: 23
Views: 5514

WD External / Internal Model Cross Reference

LarrySabo wrote:Excellent reference, David. Thanks.
Hi Larry, it's been a while. I hope all is well.
by Blizzard
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD External / Internal Model Cross Reference
Replies: 23
Views: 5514

WD External / Internal Model Cross Reference

16163 WDBUZG0010BBK 0B WD10SMZW-11Y0TS0 Are you sure about this one? I've only ever seen FBLite or Firebird inside of WDBUZG0010BBK drives. Palmer series are so much thinner I can't imagine they use this same part number for the external versions. I have purchased them with refurbished Palmers insi...
by Blizzard
Mon May 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD 2060-8000XX Unlocked PCBs
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

WD 2060-8000XX Unlocked PCBs

Anyone bought this set of unlocked pcb's? Is this store ok? If you are referring to hddheadtools.com then, yes, they are actually DFL. I have purchased from both the DFL website and the HDD Head Tools website. They have always been easy to deal with and ship very fast. P.S. I did not buy that set o...
by Blizzard
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion & Off Topic
Topic: qwstion about Westen digital platter
Replies: 7
Views: 631

qwstion about Westen digital platter

Jared wrote:The quality of your torx drivers can make a lot of difference in the small sizes. I've found many cheap sets to be incorrectly sized and can cause a lot of damage.
I agree, it's important to buy quality tools. I use Felo and Wiha brand for Torx drivers.
by Blizzard
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & Off Topic
Topic: qwstion about Westen digital platter
Replies: 7
Views: 631

qwstion about Westen digital platter

Probably a stupid question, but I try anyway. What type of screwdriver is needed too open the screws that are on the "plate lock". I tested with torx6-8 some screws getting good while some getting damage / round. It looks like torx in my eyes. This is a WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 It should be a T7....
by Blizzard
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Seagate Preamp Pulled From ROM (Requests)
Replies: 86
Views: 33833

Seagate Preamp Pulled From ROM (Requests)

otako wrote:Hi Guys, can you read the pre amp for me please?

Your ST500DM009-2F110A has a preamp code D0 07.

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