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Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:23 am

I'm in Portugal if you need.

If you swap PCB withouth ROM swap, usually nothing else happens. Or it works or not.
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Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:12 am

NATOGU wrote:Source of the post That's why I thought it's just the PCB, does it look like that?


It likely is the PCB that's blown, but it may also have blown the internal preamp.

NATOGU wrote:Source of the post If I try to just swapping the PCB without the ROM's swap and it doesn't work, do I have another chance to try ROM's swap or it will broken again?


It won't hurt anything on WD to attempt using the PCB without ROM transfer. It might work, or it might not work. If it doesn't work, then you can try transferring the U12 after to see if that resolves it. If that still doesn't work, and the drive is clicking even with replacement PCB and original ROM, it's a blown preamp.

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:58 pm

Patient
WD1003FBYX-01Y7B1 Vulcan RE
Aug 28 2013
HARNHTJAHBN
Thailand
PCB: 771702
Head map 0 1 2 3

Donor:
WD1002FAEX-00Z3A0 Tahoe 2D
Mar 14 2011
HBRNHTJABB
Thailand
PCB: 771640
Head map 0 1 2 3

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:29 pm

So there's another confirmation that Vulcan RE and Tahoe 2D are cross-compatible.

Even two and a half years off on manufacture date too.. :shock:

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Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:33 pm

Jared wrote:It won't hurt anything on WD to attempt using the PCB without ROM transfer. It might work, or it might not work. If it doesn't work, then you can try transferring the U12 after to see if that resolves it. If that still doesn't work, and the drive is clicking even with replacement PCB and original ROM, it's a blown preamp.



So, if this two things doesn't work, is possible to change the preamp (donor to patient)? And how do you do that?
They have the same preamp as I read (the same 7 number of the DCM).

Thank you:)

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Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:09 am

The head change it's not that simple as a PCB swap.
You will need better and proper tools to do it. I don't advise you to do it....
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Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:53 pm

the best way to know if its just the PCB is a multimeter
check out if only the 12V site is gone or the 5V too (Diode and Fuse)

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:12 pm

Hello,
Anyone Out There who has tried Diablo 3S Heads on The Diablo 3D ?
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:32 pm

They are listed as cross-compatible on my sticky I created for tracking that: cross-compatible-wd-families-t1535.html

I've not tested it myself, but someone on Ace Forum reports them as being compatible.

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Tue May 21, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks for this thread... i recovered a lot of drives with different model-numbers in the past but didn't write it down.

Here's my first on this forum.

Patient:
WDC WD5000LPVX-60V0TT0
DCM: HV0T2VBB
Date: 14 NOV 2014
Head map: 0, 1
Thailand
Family: Hubble LT

Donor:
WD5000LPCX-24C6HT0
DCM: HAMT2AB
Date: 09 SEP 2015
Head map: 0, 1
Malaysia
Family: Hubble LT

imaging with up to 96MB/s on both heads


Thanks again,
Boerge

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