HddSurgery manual - HDDS Sea 7200.12/.11/.10+ p1 Set
The following user guide will give step-by-step instructions on how to change read/write heads with this set of HddSurgery head replacement tools on Seagate 7200.12, 7200.11, 7200.10, SV35.5 and LP hard drives with 1 platter and with 1 or 2 heads. More info about this tool can be found on our website:http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-7200-12-11-10-p1-set
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The package contains 2 tools: for drives with 1 platter and 2 heads, and for drives with 1 platter and 1 head.Step 1 - Mounting the tool on actuator arm
Unscrew and remove the screws that are holding flat cable contact and, using a finger, push the connector from the bottom upwards to release it. The pressure from below may cause this connector to pop out and possibly damage the platters. Because of this, hold the top of the connector firmly with one hand, while pushing it from below with another.
Carefully center the tool over the axle hole of the hard disk head. Take care that the notch on the bottom of the tool coincides with the commas in the actuator arm base. Place a screw through the tool’s shaft and tighten it to connect the tool to the head arm.
While tightening this screw, hold the tool with your hand and make sure that its shank with snouts remains in the area outside of the platters. Be sure to tighten the mounting screw because this will ensure a good contact and proper tool height.Step 2 - Lifting the heads
By horizontally moving tool shank we slide the tool over platters. Construction of the tool enables its snouts to lift the heads by using a relatively small force. If you feel that the necessary force is greater than expected, check the tool’s position and possible damage to the HDA assembly. Push the tool until its snouts lift the heads – as far as the limiter is allowing.Step 3 - Securing the tool
The tool has a hole at its edge, which coincides with the hole in the head arm. The leftmost position of the tool is necessary to ensure the bound between the tool and actuator arm. Securing of the tool is done using the securing pin.
Hard disks with one head don’t have a hole in the arm through which a pin could be placed, so this step is skipped. Since this tool is not secured with a pin, be careful in the next few steps that the head doesn’t slide off the tool in the process.
If the connection of the tool and actuator arms is not properly engaged, heads might slip from snouts during the disassembly. Step 4 - Moving the tool outside of platters area
By vertical scrolling move the tool (previously secured by pin) to the initial position.
On hard drives with one head, since they are not secured by pin, push the back side of the head arm to move the heads off the platters. Step 5 - Dismounting the heads
Use a standard flat head screwdriver to unscrew the tool together with the heads. While unscrewing this screw, hold the tool outside of the platter area with your other hand. Turn the screwdriver counter-clockwise until heads are free.
While performing this step on hard drives with one head make sure that the head stays on the tool and that it doesn’t slide off.Step 6 - Mounting the heads in a patient drive
Use the same screwdriver to screw the heads on new hard drive. When screwing the heads, tighten the screw that’s holding the tool and head arm connected too, just in case it got loosen up during the manipulation. This operation is necessary because of possible changes in height! Turn the screwdriver clockwise.
Again, on hard drives with one head be careful that the head doesn’t slide off the tool during this procedure.
By horizontal scrolling return the heads back towards the central section of the platters.Step 7 - Removing the pin
Carefully remove the securing pin when heads are above the parking zone. Step 8 - Removing the tool outside of platters
Using a finger push the tool shank horizontally to move the tool outside of the platter area.
With your other hand, hold back side of the head arm (magnetic coil) to prevent heads from moving. Step 9 - Dismounting the tool
Take out the screw and remove the tool. While unscrewing the screw, use the assisting tool to make counter-force.
Put the lid back and close the disk. Put PCB back and start cloning the drive.
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