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by lcoughey
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Donor Drive and Firmware Sourcing
Topic: Donor Drive Sources
Replies: 1
Views: 13

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: 56

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: 49

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: 31

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: 1088

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: 1088

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.
by lcoughey
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hot Air Soldering Station
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Hot Air Soldering Station

I found a great deal on a hot air soldering station on ebay. I even received it less than 24 hours after ordering it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/853D-3in1-Soldering-ReWork-Station-SMD-Solder-Iron-Hot-Air-Gun-DC-Power-Supply/390722563336?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140212121249%26meid%3Df61b1131bc694775b...
by lcoughey
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Apex Tool Lab
Topic: SEA 11/ES2/LP 4
Replies: 0
Views: 74

SEA 11/ES2/LP 4

Here are some photos of this tool in action on a 7200.12 drive.

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This tool is very clean and easy to use. My only complaint is that it doesn't come in a set of two. However, at $150, you can have a set of two for $300.
by lcoughey
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 10231

Re: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues

Model: ST3000DM001
P/N: 1CH166-570
FW: CC83
Site: TK
SN: Z1F
# of heads: 6 (0,1,2,3,4,5)

Symptom: a couple clicks and spins down
Cause: damaged heads
Solution: change heads
by lcoughey
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Seagate Hard Drive Recovery
Topic: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues
Replies: 32
Views: 10231

Re: Log of Seagate DM Series Issues

Model: ST3000DM001
P/N: 9YN166-500
FW: CC4B
Site: SU
SN: W1F
# of heads: 6 (0,1,2,3,4,5)

Symptom: thrashing, staying BSY and no ID
Cause: damaged firmware, bad sectors and dead head 4
Solution: disabled media cache, changed heads