RSCitro
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WD HDD Head Swap Experiences

Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Thanks Jared! I've read many topics on the forum, this HDD had quite a story. Fist suspicion was dead PCB, so it was swapped with a few donors, without any success. Few days ago I found exact PCB, changed the MCU and HDD started spinning but not recognized in BIOS or Explorer. It was opened before, but it looks like nothing was touched inside.

Will order some low-budget head swapping tool from Ebay and give it a try - if unsuccesful, it wil end as paperweight anyway.

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WD HDD Head Swap Experiences

Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:37 am

Bankole Oladoja wrote:It's also important to check if the PCB of Patient spins Donors HSA continuously...


My bad experience. Patient PCB Killed donors head. It happened once till today

PATIENT WD10JMVW-11AJGS0 17 DEC 2013 EBMTJBKB 2060-771961
DONOR WD10JMVW-11AJGS1 18 AUG 2013 HBOTJHN 2060-771960

And another experience,

I have connected working drive over SATA to PC with Random rom. , SA files mixed after I have checked them on MRT. I have writed all modules and rom again and drive turned back normal. Non original PCB could damage all modules. I have at least 1 or 2 experiences
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