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by 300ddr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Pictures of Sliders At High Magnification
Replies: 28
Views: 4915

Pictures of Sliders At High Magnification

@larry The design is similar, but I haven't noticed that exact problem. I have noticed that it has a shallow(?) field of view so it's sometimes hard to focus on the entire slider unless you come at it sideways. Also, I've been using an old micrometer + a small vise (https://www.amazon.com/PanaVise-M...
by 300ddr
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Pictures of Sliders At High Magnification
Replies: 28
Views: 4915

Pictures of Sliders At High Magnification

Just wanted to give a shoutout and thanks to @LarrySabo for mentioning his microscope... I got one on Amazon (looks same, different brand), and it's really great. Especially easy to maneuver around and get into tight spaces. Well worth the low cost. Here it is on Amazon in case anyone is interested:...
by 300ddr
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Pictures of Sliders At High Magnification
Replies: 28
Views: 4915

Pictures of Sliders At High Magnification

We have a big microscope, and a little USB microscope, but I find they can be pretty annoying to line up with the heads and focus in a reasonable amount of time. In a pinch, the "magnifier" mode on iPhone works pretty well (though, nowhere near as good as a real microscope). I may get a tr...
by 300ddr
Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 97
Views: 25397

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

Blizzard wrote:I just wanted thank 300ddr for turning me on to the Texwipe TX758MD.

Awesome! Glad I could help!
by 300ddr
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 97
Views: 25397

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

Nope, just manual spinning using screwdriver (for stiction or cleaning) or a finger on a platter screw (with glove on) and turning gently (for cleaning). For some reason, power tools scare me in clean room. I think just the added weight makes things a bit more dangerous.
by 300ddr
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 97
Views: 25397

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

Just to chime in, we have these and they haven't been too helpful in cleaning heads. http://www.soscleanroom.com/product/swabs/tx730-precision-nylon-cleanroom-swab-and-tool/ (very similar looking to these that Larry was curious about: https://www.berkshire.eu.com/shop-our-products/products/bcs-400-n...
by 300ddr
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: HGST / Hitachi Data Recovery
Topic: Bad/blown ROM chip on HTS545050B9A300 drive...
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Bad/blown ROM chip on HTS545050B9A300 drive...

Thanks for checking! I'll let you know via PM if I can't get it solved.
by 300ddr
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: HGST / Hitachi Data Recovery
Topic: Bad/blown ROM chip on HTS545050B9A300 drive...
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Bad/blown ROM chip on HTS545050B9A300 drive...

Thanks, I'll discuss with customer, see what they want to do, and get back to ya.
by 300ddr
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: HGST / Hitachi Data Recovery
Topic: Bad/blown ROM chip on HTS545050B9A300 drive...
Replies: 10
Views: 2608

Bad/blown ROM chip on HTS545050B9A300 drive...

Thanks very much for checking Jared! How about a "lending" situation? Like $25 for just the PCB and I'll mail it back when done?

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