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if its a multi-platter drive, you cant do it, plain and simple.

Even your best approximation of a clean room isnt nearly clean enough, and the piston ring tool trick to keep the platters aligned works 10% of the time at best.
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if its a multi-platter drive, you cant do it, plain and simple.

Even your best approximation of a clean room isnt nearly clean enough, and the piston ring tool trick to keep the platters aligned works 10% of the time at best.

It appears the drive is indeed a twin platter drive with 4 r/w heads. It appears that the heads retract into a deep abyss of the drive away from platters (some plastic cradle).

He will try to align them as best as he can but indeed it will be a difficult task. Then again my dad etches holes and trenches into silica the size of a few microns. I think he is up to the task.
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you need to keep them aligned when you take them off the spindle, theres tools specifically for it. If you unalign them, theres no point of reference to return them to.

you can use one of these on a 3.5 inch drive to keep them aligned a small portion of the time, but its too big for a 2.5. I think you would need the official tool

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you need to keep them aligned when you take them off the spindle, theres tools specifically for it. If you unalign them, theres no point of reference to return them to.

you can use one of these on a 3.5 inch drive to keep them aligned a small portion of the time, but its too big for a 2.5. I think you would need the official tool


Hrm.

I think I just had a genius idea. Will report about it if we are able to execute it (hint: robots).
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why are you doing this again?
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why are you doing this again?

For starters - why the hell not? If it fails - oh well.

Additionally my pops has some personal data on that hard drive that would be nice to get back if possible. He is not going to cry a river if its unrecoverable; if it fails then no big deal, at least we gave it a shot.

I also read a few threads on a different forum and some articles that suggest that 2.5" platters allow for a much larger room for error when it comes to alignment, so perhaps a the sticky tape method may work.
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you'd need a microscope to align the platters. It has to be incredible precise. I really don't think you can do it without specialized machinery.
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you'd need a microscope to align the platters. It has to be incredible precise. I really don't think you can do it without specialized machinery.

That's not a problem really... that clean room is... well quite equipped
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It's a crap shot to even do the PCB swap, need the same build number and all sorts of junk to be proper for it to even boot.

Also, to put into perspective.....a single piece of smoke element from a cigarette is just big enough to go in-between platters. If that said smoke particle were to touch the platter, odds are it would render that part useless.

Wont happen, kiss your data goodbye unless its worth a few grand to you.
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It so un-crucial (but nice to have).

Dad wants his gay teen horse pr0n back, right?
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