Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
From: Abdul-Khaliq Nathekar (abdul.nathekar_at_blueyonder.co.uk)
After getting the CF-IDE adapter working, I decided to find out what caused the hitachi drive to fail (stoped spinning).
I had no way of checking the controller board, so went straight for the platter and heads.
The head had not parked, and seemed to be stuck on the platter. After a little persuasion, the heads landed home, and the platter was free..
I've now managed to get all my files back , error-free. I feel a full format of the drive coming on, and a surface test... Just in case!
So, those with a similar fault, you may want to give it a go!!
You'll need a T5 Torx driver to get into the platter cavity.
Oh, remember to work in a dust-free environment, and blow out and small particals you find with an "air-only" aerosol can or a hair-dryer set to its cold setting, before closing the cover.
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