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 Post subject: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 19:57 
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Hello Everyone. I've been searching for a head tool for the 3TB and 4TB Western Digital My Passport drives. I contacted HDD Surgery almost 2 years ago and they said they were working on it, but still nothing :(.

How do you handle these cases when a reliable tool isn't available? Get creative?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 21:44 
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pm an ebay seller, they will help you.

this head comb is for 1tb my passport : https://www.ebay.com/itm/401242337379


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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 3:01 
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FiveStarDataRecovery wrote:
Hello Everyone. I've been searching for a head tool for the 3TB and 4TB Western Digital My Passport drives. I contacted HDD Surgery almost 2 years ago and they said they were working on it, but still nothing :(.

How do you handle these cases when a reliable tool isn't available? Get creative?

Thanks.


The tool from Apextoollab works, although you have to be a bit careful as it’s a bit loose-fitting.

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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 17:09 
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pcimage, thank you so so much! Really appreciate it.

One more question.....do you use PC-3000 to work on these model drives. Last I spoke to ACE, they said these drives are only partially supported. Building heads map and solving slow issue is not supported (although I've had a few of these 4TB drives that were not USB 3.0 interface work with building heads map).

Reason I ask is because I have a case now where the heads are all good, but there is heave media damage on various areas on the platters and theres no real good way to image the drive without having the option of disabling the heads to bypass these areas.

Thank you again for your help and advice, really appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2018, 3:05 
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Yes, I use pc3000.

No support for head map on Spyglass as of yet.

I always convert to SATA as it provides much better control :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2018, 7:19 
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Hi guys,

We are almost ready to announce the product for these drives. It will have all characteristics like all our products - stability, precision, durability, endurance.
This tool will also have the ramp slope for advanced head analysis:

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A fresh case, the bottom image shows the effects of the ramp slope:

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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2018, 15:54 
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That is AWESOME! Do you know roughly when it'll be available? If you could send me an invoice for it once its available (info@fivestardatarecovery.com) that would be great?

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 5th, 2018, 12:08 
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We are hoping it will be ready soon, maybe in a month.

I saved your email in our list for product announcement.


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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 6th, 2018, 17:32 
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Milos_HddSurgery wrote:
We are hoping it will be ready soon, maybe in a month.

I saved your email in our list for product announcement.



Milos ,
I was promised This tool by nikola sir " The first guy in the world would be me " . I am waiting .I have a lot of work going on in this series right now in my lab

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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 7th, 2018, 4:52 
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@Amarbir

No problem, you are on the list :)


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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 7th, 2018, 11:47 
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Milos_HddSurgery wrote:
@Amarbir

No problem, you are on the list :)


Well,
The First One Should Be Me

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 Post subject: Re: Head Replacement Tool for Western Digital My Passport
PostPosted: November 7th, 2018, 12:35 
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I've got Spyglass & Pebble Beach combs for $25 each.

These lock in place and are really nice -- they won't slide off.


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