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Cant open HDD to reapr Stucked platter

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January 13, 2014 1:39:06 AM

Hi
i tried to open my HDD to Unstuck platter but i cant!
area of Red rectangular is Stocked and wont separate.
and i cant see any screw there!

a b G Storage
January 13, 2014 2:03:12 AM

Under the sticker in the center there is a screw.
It is so they can tell if you have opened the device.

The drive is made in a clean room so opening it will let dust in and cause more damage.
Just give the drive a small tap on the edge.
If it fails to free the stuck head or platter the drive is dead, or not fixable unless done in a clean room to avoid dust particles from damaging the read and write heads of the drive.

The drive is only an 80Gb in size, so has well lasted its five year running lifetime.
Most drives have a working life of five years on average use.
After it the heads can fail and the platter motor wears out. sticking.
Your drive was made in 2003 so it`s had a good run.

Sadly its time to buy a new drive.

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a b G Storage
January 13, 2014 2:40:18 AM

Well if the data on it is not important go right ahead.
I have worked in a clean room, But be aware if the dust does not spin off the platter it will damage the read write heads of the drive.

That`s why a HD is sent to a clean room service.
When you open the drive you should see a small filter in one corner.
That catches the dust and keeps it off the platter. Traps it.

Because the drive spinning at 5400 rpm or 7200 rpm creates a vortex.
Any dust is flicked off the platter and keeps it on the outer most edge where the filter catches it when the platter is spun up.
FYI.
The older the age of the drive the less likely this will fix it.
This is because the oxide of the platter wears off over time, and the filter also catches that after it is hermetically sealed. Once the filter is full. then the oxide buildup.
can also be the cause of a stuck head ect. The oxide is more heavy and after a time just builds on a platter if the filter is full.

As well as the mechanics, the life of a drive is based on the filter.

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a b G Storage
January 13, 2014 9:01:10 AM

ALISLOW18 said:
But see this
i wanna do the same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m5cil6KezI
and about its age, yes it has worked for about 5 Year but i want to try my luck.


That drive is very different, and the way the do such "unstucking" gives 30% success and 70% fails, and cause to even more damages .And bad blocks will definetly appear, so you need to image it fast and with proper software.
HDD must be opened in clean room/bench, and process should be done with special equipment.

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January 18, 2014 2:14:41 PM

Dr-Kiev said:
ALISLOW18 said:
But see this
i wanna do the same.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m5cil6KezI
and about its age, yes it has worked for about 5 Year but i want to try my luck.


That drive is very different, and the way the do such "unstucking" gives 30% success and 70% fails, and cause to even more damages .And bad blocks will definetly appear, so you need to image it fast and with proper software.
HDD must be opened in clean room/bench, and process should be done with special equipment.


hdd wasn't worth enough to repair and there was no important data in it ... so i just gave it a try.
you can guess what happened then ... so never ever never never open an hdd outside a clean room and with special equipment.
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