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Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 10th, 2018, 15:31

hi guys, today I entered a new case of this disk that emits noises inside, from noise and clicks I think to the head. The disk has the following data plate: code: yar41bw0 n, m, c, d
s.n y325yj0e
6y080l0032013
made in singapore 12 aug 2003
Is it possible to get advice on how to identify a head donor?
I had found this product in September 2003 according to you it is possible to use the heads?
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Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 11th, 2018, 4:17

Hi!
Do you have more information about your donor?

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 11th, 2018, 9:45

the donor it's in photo , I have found on ebay

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 11th, 2018, 14:13

Does it produce head clicking sounds or a kind of melody?

Faulty head sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pavE77Yussk

Voice coil melody:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCmLdi3_16I

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 11th, 2018, 14:34

MAXTOR Hard Drive Match Criteria (for Head Stack Assembly replacement) :

1. Full Model Number. Example: 6H500F0, 4R160L00420P1, 2F040L0

2. Code. Example: RAMB1TU0, VAM51JJ0

3. Four characters (sometimes three). Example: N,F,G,D / N,M,B,B

http://hddguru.com/articles/2006.02.17- ... k-Q-and-A/

Maxtor (all families)
Firmware + Country + Third character in alphabetic code type X, X, X, X should match

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 11th, 2018, 14:36

I would say your donnor will NOT work ...

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 11th, 2018, 14:50

You got info on your other post...reading involved.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=37390&hilit=swap+heads+on+maxtor

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 12th, 2018, 1:26

michael chiklis wrote:Does it produce head clicking sounds or a kind of melody?

Faulty head sound:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pavE77Yussk

Voice coil melody:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCmLdi3_16I


No melody, click

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 12th, 2018, 1:46

The real problem is finding an identical unit, I tried on ebay looking at over 200 units image after image. I found only units with 6y08l04 and not 003 it almost seems that Maxtor has only built this one that I have LOL, how do you do in these cases? Do you pray to the god of hard disks? : -}

Spildit wrote:MAXTOR Hard Drive Match Criteria (for Head Stack Assembly replacement) :

1. Full Model Number. Example: 6H500F0, 4R160L00420P1, 2F040L0

2. Code. Example: RAMB1TU0, VAM51JJ0

3. Four characters (sometimes three). Example: N,F,G,D / N,M,B,B

http://hddguru.com/articles/2006.02.17- ... k-Q-and-A/

Maxtor (all families)
Firmware + Country + Third character in alphabetic code type X, X, X, X should match

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 12th, 2018, 4:17

guys after so much research I found this hdd, does not have all the same parameters but the model is very similar, according to you can be good? thank you.
Difference : patient have code YAR41BW0 code on donor yar41vw0
letters on patient : nmcd letters on donor : kmcd
sn on patient : y325tjoe sn on donor : y31rvxae
model patient : 6y080l0032013 made in singapore a2 model donor 6y080l0030403 made in singapore c51
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Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

October 12th, 2018, 15:03

Most likely it will not work as well but if you can't find any other donor i guess you can try it out ....

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 7th, 2019, 23:28

Hi Magnetepazzoo, was your head swap on Maxtor succsessful? I am up for platter-move (stuck rotor) on similar 160gb drive (was sitting for 10 years) and was looking for tips.

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 8th, 2019, 15:37

gary02467 wrote:Hi Magnetepazzoo, was your head swap on Maxtor succsessful? I am up for platter-move (stuck rotor) on similar 160gb drive (was sitting for 10 years) and was looking for tips.


What is the full model of your drive ? Can you post a picture of the label ?

Did you open the drive already ? Did you open it inside a HEPA 100 aseptic room ?

Are you sure the problem is spindle related ?

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 8th, 2019, 20:07

I've done open surgery before, but on single-platter 2.5" IBM drive, not on multi-platter/Maxtor, hence question on any pointers on this drive.
Code: YAR41BW0 N,M,C,D
SN: Y41FQ98E
6Y160P0041201
Yes, I opened it to inspect, and though not in cert. clean room.
I have exact donor (actually 2).

Thanks!
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Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 9th, 2019, 1:23

Platter by platter move will not work. You have to unstuck rotor or remove all platters with spindle assembled and put it to donor. It is only possible way as I remember.

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 9th, 2019, 4:41

Have had varying levels of success with unsticking motor by force, but it’s worth a shot IMHO.

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 10th, 2019, 5:31

there is a way how to do it platter by platter but you need to know some tricks how to do it. I am not sure if those tricks were in public.

Re: Head swap maxtor diamondmax plus 9 80 GB PATA

January 10th, 2019, 9:35

(Maxtor 6Y160P0041201 with stuck motor)
I was going to use platter-stack compression removal. Rather than buying, can someone borrow/lease compression tool?
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