Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
Re: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
From: Glenn Ervin at Home <GlennErvin_at_cableone.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 21:55:44 -0500
Can someone open up a desktop size hard drive and have hopes of making it
I have an 80 GB which I lost much data from when it crashed. If there is a
hope of opening it and making it work, please let me know off list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Abdul-Khaliq Nathekar" <abdul.nathekar_at_blueyonder.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 9:22 AM
Subject: Dead drive, resurrection!!!
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.
Received on 2004-08-03