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by slingshot
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Hard Drive Data Recovery
Topic: Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters
Replies: 97
Views: 20102

Cleaning HDD Heads & Platters

I'm getting poor results from using 99.9% IPA, it definitely leaves residue on the platter that leaves weird blobs around the sliders. After reading this thread I'm not going near Novec so I'm gonna try the acetone route with the lens wiper or a swab, and see if that gives me better results.
by slingshot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Head compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Head compatibility

One more thing, don't waste any more good heads if that donor you tried doesn't work any more :) I'm going to inspect the B6 heads under the scope tomorrow and then spin them back up in the donor, if they work I'll continue trying to get another B6 set, if they're nuked then the case is getting scr...
by slingshot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Head compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Head compatibility

Don't worry about the second part, you just need to match the B6. While it is nice to get a close date it does not mean it won't work. We use donors that are 1-2 years off quite often. You can see some examples and our Seagate donor drive guide here. Yes the B6 I pulled from a 2015, yet Im pulling ...
by slingshot
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Head compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Head compatibility

Im struggling to find a donor drive for this. IMG_2967.JPG Ive been through all the ones Ive got in stock and none have a pre amp code anywhere near whats needed. I need a B6 04 pre amp and the closest I've got is a B6 64. It did ID the drive for a moment and then it gave up doing anything else, tha...
by slingshot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Head compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Head compatibility

Jared wrote:Over two years of difference in the date of manufacture. Virtually 0% chance the heads are compatible.


Thanks Jarad, I will order a newer donor and try that. I was just reading Ace's article on F3 donor compatibility checking so hope to be a bit more precise in the future ;)
by slingshot
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Head compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Head compatibility

Hi guys, I just want to double check compatibility before I scrap this case.

Is the D drive a suitable candidate for head swapping into the P drive ?

Thanks as always
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by slingshot
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Head cleaning under microscope
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Head cleaning under microscope

Thanks Jared, much appreciated 8-)
by slingshot
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Head cleaning under microscope
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Head cleaning under microscope

No Problem Larry :)
by slingshot
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Head cleaning under microscope
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Head cleaning under microscope

Thanks Larry, got plenty of 99.9% IPA, what kind of brush is best to use ?

I bought these blue stick things with a bristled end on them, but they look too harsh to use :o
by slingshot
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Data Recovery Tools
Topic: Head cleaning under microscope
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Head cleaning under microscope

What is the best method to remove dirt from heads when viewing through a microscope ?

What would be used as the applicator and what would be cleaning agent ?

Thanks as always for any info.

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