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Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:22 am
by Freekingeeks
I have 1TB Samsung HNM101MBB drive for data recovery. bottom 2 heads 0-1 are with out slider. After looking closely inside the platter those sliders are stuck to platters.

I tried to shake the drive to remove sliders but it could not come out. Is there any way to get those out so that I can replace the heads and read the drive.

I am planning to get below platter extractor and holder for 280$. my questions are 1. removing the platters and putting back what precaution I need to have? 2. Do I need to keep the vertical alignment accurate or little bit offset will work? 3. Are these platter holders safe for platters as these probably hold platter by magnet.

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Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:44 am
by Jared
I wouldn't remove the platters at all. That's very risky when there are other easier methods. One method I've heard of guys using is to make a loop out of nylon fishing line and try to hook the slider and pull it out. Another method I've used several times is to use an ESD safe cleanroom swab which can fit between the platters and rub it over the slider until it pops out.

These are the swabs I've used: https://www.soscleanroom.com/product/sw ... KEQAvD_BwE

The only one that'll be a real challenge will be slider 0 since you'll have no way to see that one at all.

Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:51 am
by LarrySabo
Jared wrote:The only one that'll be a real challenge will be slider 0 since you'll have no way to see that one at all.


Other than by removing the platters, taped to prevent individual platter rotation, as in Andy Watson's article.

Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:23 pm
by Amarbir[CDR-Labs]
Jared wrote:I wouldn't remove the platters at all. That's very risky when there are other easier methods. One method I've heard of guys using is to make a loop out of nylon fishing line and try to hook the slider and pull it out. Another method I've used several times is to use an ESD safe cleanroom swab which can fit between the platters and rub it over the slider until it pops out.

These are the swabs I've used: https://www.soscleanroom.com/product/sw ... KEQAvD_BwE

The only one that'll be a real challenge will be slider 0 since you'll have no way to see that one at all.


Well,
The fishing line works like a charm but as its nylon beware of static ,If thread is charged tends to stick to platter before we can place it behind the sliders

Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:08 pm
by Blizzard
Freekingeeks wrote:...Are these platter holders safe for platters as these probably hold platter by magnet.

Those tools are stainless steel, no magnets. They work with a special 3M double sided tape. You can see the protective paper has not yet been removed from the sticky surface in the pictures.

Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:45 pm
by Freekingeeks
Thank you all for all your reply and suggestions.

Removed platters with the help of stickers, used the plastic stick to remove the slider and that's it.

Drive now imaging. :D
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Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:54 pm
by Blizzard
Nice work!

Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:06 pm
by Freekingeeks
Jared wrote:These are the swabs I've used: https://www.soscleanroom.com/product/sw ... KEQAvD_BwE



Hi Jared, are these swabs good for cleaning platter surface for fingerprints and debris?

Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:54 pm
by Jared
Freekingeeks wrote:
Jared wrote:These are the swabs I've used: https://www.soscleanroom.com/product/sw ... KEQAvD_BwE



Hi Jared, are these swabs good for cleaning platter surface for fingerprints and debris?
I've used them for that before. But you can still expect to need to clean the heads several times.

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Samsung HN-M101MBB slider stuck on insde platter

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:09 am
by jinarto
hi Freekingeeks, extreme way. but ending very nice.