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by lcoughey
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues
Replies: 33
Views: 10328

Re: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues

Model: ST2000DL003
P/N: 9VT166-302
FW: CC3C
Site: SU
SN: 6YD
# of heads: 6 (0,1,2,3,4,5)

Symptom: does not even try to spin
Terminal Error: DTC Init (or) Training Failed
Fix: Saved ROM and wrote to donor PCB
by lcoughey
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: DeepSpar
Topic: PCIe SSD Add-On
Replies: 0
Views: 11

PCIe SSD Add-On

It is now clear that the interface of the future for solid state drives (SSDs) is PCI Express (PCIe). Samsung, the leading manufacturer of SSDs, announced at the Samsung SSD Global Summit 2016 that they project 111 million PCIe SSDs to be shipped in 2018 versus only 25 million SATA SSDs. Effectively...
by lcoughey
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: PC3000
Topic: Solderless Monolithic Device
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Solderless Monolithic Device

Now this is something that gets me excited...and it works with PC3K-Flash, SoftCentre and VNR, how cool is that?

https://youtu.be/j4efwCtCyn4
by lcoughey
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: BlackBerry KeyONE - Sent for Repair
Replies: 0
Views: 14

BlackBerry KeyONE - Sent for Repair

Almost 2 weeks ago, I discovered that although my cell phone signal at my office was bad, the biggest reason I couldn't hear people when they called me was because the actual earpiece speaker was dead. So, I went out and bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 as a temp phone so that I could stay connected while...
by lcoughey
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Donor Drive and Firmware Sourcing
Topic: Donor Drive Sources
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Donor Drive Sources

I'll update the list as new sources are made known to me. https://www.recoveryforce.com/donor-drives-for-data-recovery/ http://mydonordrives.com/ http://www.donordrives.com/ https://www.data-medics.com/data-recovery-shop/ https://www.harddrivesforsale.com/ http://www.accparts.com/ http://www.effecti...
by lcoughey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Android background backup of photos not working
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Android background backup of photos not working

With my new BlackBerry KeyONE with Android 7.1 on it, I've had an issue where it won't backup my photos until I open the Google Photos app. After an unnecessary reset of my phone (wipe and reload), I found the solution: -> Settings -> Battery -> click on 3 dot menu -> Battery optimization -> All app...
by lcoughey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Apex Tool Lab
Topic: Seagate 2.5" Slim 2 platter
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Seagate 2.5" Slim 2 platter

I used this tool today and discovered that the bottom was bent up a bit on only one tool, preventing the tool to slide under the bottom platter. A quick press down with a screwdriver and all is good. Not sure if it arrived that way or if I did it myself. Just take note that the metal is soft enough ...
by lcoughey
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Apex Tool Lab
Topic: Seagate 2.5" Slim 2 platter
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Seagate 2.5" Slim 2 platter

I used this tool today and discovered that the bottom was bent up a bit on only one tool, preventing the tool to slide under the bottom platter. A quick press down with a screwdriver and all is good. Not sure if it arrived that way or if I did it myself. Just take note that the metal is soft enough ...
by lcoughey
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery

Yup, that is pretty much all you can do.
by lcoughey
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery
Replies: 9
Views: 1123

Re: Crazy ST1000LM014 SSHD Recovery

I'd use the "use hardware retries setting", but don't recall getting a lot of read errors. That likely suggests weak heads/media damage.