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 Post subject: Seagate ST3320820AS head damage
PostPosted: March 28th, 2015, 19:24 
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I dropped the drive. It stopped booting and started making a clicking noise. I opened it and noted that the head looks damaged.

How do I find a replacement head? How do I find the exact same drive and head? Picture of drive label attached.

I am going to take the risk and do the replacement at home. Any advice appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Seagate ST3320820AS head damage
PostPosted: March 28th, 2015, 20:29 
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katven wrote:
Any advice appreciated.

my advice: don't do this


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 Post subject: Re: Seagate ST3320820AS head damage
PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 3:52 
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It's more trouble than its worth, especially if you have a lot of important stuff in your drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Seagate ST3320820AS head damage
PostPosted: March 29th, 2015, 12:05 
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 Post subject: Re: Seagate ST3320820AS head damage
PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 5:05 
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katven wrote:
I opened it and noted that the head looks damaged.

Given the fact that these drives do not have a parking ramp, but a parking zone on the platters, how did you inspect the heads and decided they are damaged?
jermy wrote:
katven wrote:
Any advice appreciated.

my advice: don't do this

Mine too.

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 Post subject: Re: Seagate ST3320820AS head damage
PostPosted: March 30th, 2015, 10:29 
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My question is also, How do you know heads are damaged?

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