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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 13th, 2013, 2:22 
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this would be correct you need some type of guide line for the tool to line up correctly with the top headstack
then you know for sure about the other headstack beneath
when removing it

its a good cheap tool for sure :)


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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 20th, 2013, 4:22 
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This tool looks good and price is more than fair, but I still think Nikola's tool is the alpha and omega for this job.

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 20th, 2013, 5:22 
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Of course HDDSurgery tools are more usable, it is true.

But if you look at low-cost segment you will see H**C and S*******n D**a products only. Quality of them - that is the question! Try to search some info in this forum, this is really interesting. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 21st, 2013, 6:46 
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That's true Alexander ehehehhe

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 25th, 2013, 17:57 
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hello Alexander, do you have a tool working for the seagate 7200-14(ST3000DM001)?


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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 25th, 2013, 19:38 
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Actually not. But tools for these drives in nearest plans.

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 27th, 2013, 1:06 
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Hello, i recived the tool yesterday but i had to pay € 17,50 of customs charges.
I will try it when I have some time to experiment...

Thank you
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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 27th, 2013, 6:45 
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Your welcome! I guess many people hope to see some impression from you soon :)

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 29th, 2013, 7:36 
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In the video posted on youtube you can see that the tool is used on a ST31500341AS drive:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-972i020Xvs
as you can see the tool relies on the plastic case of the disc (HDA contact removed), but on other drive models the tool wiil not fit if you remove HDA.

I tried the tool on a ST3500320AS, it fits only if i keep HDA contacts mounted.
http://en.er-tools.com/catalog/item/12
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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 29th, 2013, 8:11 
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michael chiklis wrote:
I tried the tool on a ST3500320AS, it fits only if i keep HDA contacts mounted.
http://en.er-tools.com/catalog/item/12
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Sorry, if I didn't understand correctly that exactly you mean.

You must to set the tool carefully, by moving it from outside platters area close to the head stack arm. And during this process tool relies just on the platters only, not on the HDA case. And of course flat cable connector of the head stack must be unscrewed before any yours actions. This connector absolutely not needed for setting/removing tool process. In demo video I just cut off it for easy demostration only.

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: August 30th, 2013, 4:36 
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a consideration out of this head swap function of the tool:
it would be nice to have a "store tools" which allow us to safetly store heads.


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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: September 2nd, 2013, 10:49 
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Hello guys!

Tools for Maxtor hard drives is available. I know hard drives such as DiamondMax Plus 9 and DiamondMax 10 are too old, but sometimes I still see them in my small DR company :)

For more information just vist my web page.

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: December 30th, 2013, 22:17 
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Dear friends! I wish you happy New Year, many positive emotions, many successful head swaps with ER-Tools of course :)

Thanks you guys for your support. I hope my tools was very helpful for you in 2013 and will stay helpful in 2014!

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: April 15th, 2014, 9:31 
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Dear friends! New redesigned tools will be in stock soon! Check new 5th version on images below.

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Also some new tools for WD hard drives are finished. You can see below tool for removing heads from the ramp, and tool for unstick heads from the platters.
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All tools will be availible for ordering after 1st may. Please follow the news at er-tools.com :)

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: April 22nd, 2014, 10:32 
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A very simple ramp tool for Seagate Momentus 5400.4, 5400.5, 5400.6 and 7200.4:
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Tool for unstick heads from the platters:
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VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejA0Lv60lyk

All tools will be availible for ordering after 1st may. Please follow the news at er-tools.com :-)

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: July 7th, 2014, 9:32 
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Hi Alexander,
You've convinced me, have just ordered for Samsung F1 - F3 :)
Cheers from Oz


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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: November 5th, 2014, 10:05 
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Dear friends, new tools for Seagate FreePlay are available. Tools are compatible with hard drives from Marina and Sentosa families with three or four platters.

For more information follow the link: http://en.er-tools.com/catalog/item/1831

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: November 5th, 2014, 14:44 
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Looks good Alexander :)

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: December 11th, 2014, 15:42 
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By the way, for anyone who's wondering. I have purchased these tools (the Seagate ones) and they work beautifully. A simple design that just works. They hold in place nicely even while transferring the heads over to the other drive.

The only issue I've noticed is that removing the tool from under the heads slowly is difficult. Sometimes the clip is prone to pop out suddenly dropping the heads onto the platters faster than I'd like. Not a huge issue, but it might be worth redesigning the clip to be a bit less pronounced making it smoother when removing.

Still an A+ tool at a reasonable price.

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 Post subject: Re: ER-Tools - new simple head stack replacement tools
PostPosted: December 11th, 2014, 17:59 
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@data-medics, thanks for the post. I had asked two people who had tried their tool and opinions were not good, so it's great to hear you found them great, for the most part. With a minimum order value of $100 + S/H, I wasn't about to just try them without reading some positive feedback first.

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