full rebuild of WD passport to get data recovered25:02

  • 23

tools we use: https://www.acelaboratory.com/catalog/

This hard drive was sent to us by another data recovery company. After a heavy fall, this drive left most of the head sliders on the surfaces of the disk. Our client also mentioned that the hard drive was making buzzing/beeping noises. All 6 sliders broke off from the suspension. First, we had to locate and plunk all heads that were stuck to disks. Once all 6 heads were found, this drive was decontaminated and rebuilt with a donor head assembly. To work with USB interfaced drives in PC3000, we convert them to SATA first. After the rebuilt and PCB adaptation, hard drive kept buzzing on startup indicating a spinup problem. This issue was later resolved by a platter transplant into a donor chassis. PC3000’s WD utility was used to prep and image out the content. The hard drive was recovered fully, and the data was saved.

Enjoyed this video?
"No Thanks. Please Close This Box!"