HddSurgery manual - HDDS Sea 3.5" Ramp 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 almost all new 3.5” Seagate hard drives which “park heads” on a ramp. More details about this tool set can be found on our website:http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-3-5-ramp-set
You can also check:
1. Video guide - http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-3-5-ramp-set&box=video
2. Animation - http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-3-5-ramp-set&box=animation
3. Manual - http://www.hddsurgery.com/dl/HDDS_Sea_3.5_Ramp_Set.pdf
HddSurgery HDDS WDC 2.5” – 3.5” Ramp Set is a set of head replacement tools which can be used to safely and easily replace heads on almost all new 3.5” Seagate hard drives which “park heads” on a ramp. Set contains 6 pairs of head replacement tools: Sea 3.5” Ramp p1
, Sea 3.5” Ramp p2
, Sea 3.5” Ramp p3a
, Sea 3.5” Ramp p3b
, Sea 3.5” Ramp p4
and Sea 3.5” Ramp p5
.Sea 3.5” Ramp p1
This head replacement tool can be used on 3.5” Seagate hard drive models Barracuda, SV35, Constellation ES, ES.2, CS and others which have 1 platter and with their heads parked on a ramp.Sea 3.5” Ramp p2
Sea 3.5” Ramp p2 head replacement tool can be used on 3.5” Seagate hard drive models Barracuda, SV35, Constellation ES, ES.2, CS and others which have 2 platters and their heads parked on a ramp.Sea 3.5” Ramp p3a
New series of 3.5” Seagate hard drives with 3 platters, which park their heads on a ramp, can have two types of mechanics. Sea 3.5” Ramp p3a head replacement tool can be used on first type of these drives which include models Barracuda, SV35, Constellation ES, ES.2, CS and others with 3 platters and their heads parked on a ramp. These hard drives usually have only one small hole near the center of the head arm through which the tool is mounted.Sea 3.5” Ramp p3b
Sea 3.5” Ramp p3b head replacement tool can be used on the second type of 3 platter drives which includes models Barracuda Green and Constellation ES with their heads parked on a ramp. The supported drives have one larger hole on the head arm near the “tip” where the heads are and the tool is mounted through this hole. These two types of mechanics on can be easily recognized.Sea 3.5” Ramp p4
This head replacement tool can be used on 3.5” Seagate hard drive models Constellation ES, Barracuda XT and other models with 4 platters which park their heads on a ramp.Sea 3.5” Ramp p5
Sea 3.5” Ramp p5 head replacement tool can be used on 3.5” Seagate hard drive models Constellation ES, Barracuda XT and other models which have 5 platters and their heads parked on a ramp.Head replacement on 3.5” hard drivesStep 1 – Mounting the tool on actuator arm
Remove screws that are holding the flat cable connector and the magnet. Push the connector from the bottom upwards to release it. Pressure from below may cause the connector to pop out and possibly damage platters. Because of this, hold the top of connector with another hand while pushing it from the bottom. Do not remove the magnet yet because it is the only thing holding the heads on a ramp.
Carefully center the axis of the tool over the smaller hole on the head arm. Take care that the snouts stand away from the heads, and push the axis of the tool all the way down through the hole. Axis of the tool should go easily through this hole. When using Sea 3.5” Ramp p3b and p4 tools, push the axis through the larger round hole on the head arm.Step 2 - Securing the heads with the tool
Push the tool so the snouts go between the heads. These snouts will keep the distance between the heads and assure that the heads don’t touch each other. Secure the tool in this position with provided securing pin. Pin should go through the hole easily.Step 3 - Moving the heads off the ramp
Remove the magnet and scroll the heads off the ramp. When heads are off the ramp, tool will prevent the heads from touching each other and head assembly can be safely and easily transferred to another drive.Step 4 - Dismounting the heads
Unscrew and remove the screw that’s holding the head arm connected to the hard drive casing. While unscrewing this screw, hold the head arm with your other hand to prevent the heads from going back to the ramp area.
To lift the head assembly, tweezers are needed. Use tweezers to grab the head assembly through some of the holes on the head arm. Pull the head arm up using the tweezers. To make sure that the head assembly goes straight up, use one finger to pull the back side of the head arm (side where the magnetic coil is) simultaneously. Don’t try to dismount the heads by pulling the tool.Step 5 – Mounting the heads in a patient drive
Place the head assembly to its place in a patient hard drive using the tweezers. Assist the process with your other hand. When the head arm is in its place, screw the head arm from the bottom. Be sure to tighten this screw to assure good connection between the head arm and the hard drive casing.Step 6 – Moving the heads to the ramp
Push the heads over the ramp. While holding the heads on the ramp, return the magnet to its place. Be very careful in this step because the magnet might damage the heads if it lands on the magnetic coil of the head arm.Step 7 – Dismounting the tool
Remove the security pin from the tool. Scroll the tool away from the heads. While holding the head arm in its place with one hand, pull the axis of the tool out of the hole to dismount the tool.
Put the lid back and close the disk. Put PCB back and clone the drive.
You can find more information about this tool and many other tools used for data recovery on our website. http://www.hddsurgery.com/
Also you can watch the videos that show how this tool works on our YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/HddSurgery