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by Freakazoid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Seagate with top platter scratch
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Seagate with top platter scratch

Hello
I have two pcs of seagate with damage to surface, I need to remove both head. what is the best tools to use for cut head off

Any other advice for head removing?
by Freakazoid
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion & Off Topic
Topic: qwstion about Westen digital platter
Replies: 7
Views: 232

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 Freakazoid
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Off Topic
Topic: qwstion about Westen digital platter
Replies: 7
Views: 232

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
by Freakazoid
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error
Replies: 6
Views: 150

WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error

pclab wrote:Qr Bbpost And the bottom surface? Have you checked it too?


Bottom surface looking ok.
by Freakazoid
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error
Replies: 6
Views: 150

WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error

pclab wrote:Qr Bbpost Even with one bad head, doing a headmap to 00 or 11 it could eventually access SA and data. Of course it will be partial..


i have already cutted off head 1. there is a big big scratch on top surface
by Freakazoid
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error
Replies: 6
Views: 150

WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error

pclab wrote:Qr Bbpost Have you tried to load the loader and read the 02 from the SA?


Thanks for replay pclab. After some more inspection i guess the head is dead. i will check if i have any donor for head swap
by Freakazoid
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error
Replies: 6
Views: 150

WDC WD5000LMVW-11VEDS0 module 2 error

Hello. im working on a WD wd5000lmvw and when im trying to upload dir into ram i got error on modul 2

Pictures attatch.

Any advice for moving on..
by Freakazoid
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Seagate Data Recovery
Topic: Editing head map on ST31000528AS
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Editing head map on ST31000528AS

Is it not possible to edit the head map on this ST31000528AS drive? if I set ROM physical head maps from 00 01 02 03 to 00 00 00 00 and same on ROM logical head map and edit SAP control flags max head to 0, then the hard drive will not start spinning (it behaves as if the circuit board is shorted bu...
by Freakazoid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD spyglass donor match
Replies: 7
Views: 354

WD spyglass donor match

jol wrote:Qr Bbpost usualy light green means electrical/electronical prolem


So I probably darn this pcb: O oh poop: o
I don't know how I managed it. must have been some static electricity then :(
by Freakazoid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Western Digital Data Recovery
Topic: WD spyglass donor match
Replies: 7
Views: 354

WD spyglass donor match

Hello.
After playing with this spyglass I start to get this error (green light) could it be because the pcb have short or bad rom? :( :(

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