tools for stucked heads

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New member
Hi all,
I recently had a case with a WD Charger family. Slim disk with stucked heads near the ramp.
Unfortunately, I didn't have any tool to unstick the heads, so i just replaced them because I damaged them during exporting.
Is there any commercial tool? What is your experience?


Staff member
If heads were stuck near the ramp, it's usually best to not use a tool and simply spin the platters while putting gentle pressure on the back of the actuator to gently guide it back onto the ramp. It takes some practice to get the technique right, but once you get good at it is quite effective.