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Subject: Re: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
From: BlueChip (cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net)
You took a drive apart, repaired it, got it back together AND IT STILL
I am mighty impressed, I had always believed this to be impossible.
I look forward to reading the results of the surface test :)
>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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