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HddSurgery manual - HDDS Sea 2.5" Ramp Set

The following user guide will give step-by-step instructions on how to change heads on 2.5” Seagate hard drives using this set of HddSurgery head replacement tools . More details about this tool set can be found on our website:

http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-2-5-ramp-set

You can also check:

1. Video guide - http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-2-5-ramp-set&box=video
2. Animation - http://www.hddsurgery.com/tool/hdds-sea-2-5-ramp-set&box=animation
3. Manual - http://www.hddsurgery.com/dl/HDDS_Sea_2.5_Ramp_Set.pdf

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HDDS Sea 2.5” Ramp Set is a set of head replacement tools which can be used to safely and easily replace heads on almost all 2.5” Seagate hard drives which “park heads” on a ramp: 5400.6, 5400.5, 5400.4, 5400.3, 5400.2, 7200.5, 7200.4, 7200.3, 4200.2, Momentus Thin, Freeplay, Momentus PSD. This set contains 5 pairs (10 pieces) of head replacement tools: Sea 2.5” Ramp p1, Sea 2.5” Ramp p2a, Sea 2.5” Ramp p2b, Sea 2.5” Ramp p3 and Sea 2.5” Ramp p4.

Sea 2.5” Ramp p1
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This head replacement tool can be used on 2.5” Seagate hard drive model Momentus Thin with 1 platter.

Sea 2.5” Ramp p2a
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Sea 2.5” Ramp p2a head replacement tool can be used on the first type of Seagate 2.5” hard drive mechanics which includes models 4200.2, 5400.2, 5400.3, 5400.4 and Momentus PSD with 1 or 2 platters.

Sea 2.5” Ramp p2b
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Sea 2.5” Ramp p2b head replacement tool can be used on the second type of Seagate 2.5” hard drive mechanics which includes models 7200.3, 7200.4, 7200.5, 5400.5 and 5400.6 with 1 or 2 platters.

Sea 2.5” Ramp p3
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Sea 2.5” Ramp p3 head replacement tool can be used on older 2.5” Seagate hard drive model FreePlay which has 3 platters. These hard drives usually came in external FreeAgent Go casings and had capacities of 750GB or 1TB.

Sea 2.5” Ramp p4
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This head replacement tool can be used on new 2.5” Seagate hard drive model FreePlay with 4 platters and 7 or 8 heads. These hard drives usually come in external FreeAgent GoFlex casings with capacities larger than 1TB.

Head replacement process

Step 1 – Mounting the tool on actuator arm

Remove screws that are holding the flat cable connector and the magnet. Remove 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.

Carefully center the axis of the tool over the larger round hole near the “tip” of 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.

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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.

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Step 3 - Moving the heads off the ramp

Remove the security brake 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.

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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.

When using Sea 2.5” Ramp p1 tool, supported hard drives don’t have a tight connection to the casing (no screw) so the heads are just lifted.

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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.

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Step 6 – Moving the heads to the ramp

Push the heads over the ramp. While holding the heads on the ramp, return the security brake to its place.

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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.

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Put the lid back and close the disk. Put PCB back and clone the drive.

Head replacement process with Sea 2.5” Ramp p2a tool

Step 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 near the center of 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.

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Step 2 - Securing the heads with the tool

Apply light pressure on the tool’s handle and 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.

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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.

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Step 4 - Dismounting the heads

Head arms on these hard drives have a thread on the bottom which is holding them connected to the hard drive casing. Using a standard flat head screwdriver, unscrew the spindle of the head arm therefore unscrewing the head arm from the casing. While unscrewing, 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. Using the tweezers, grab the head assembly through some of the holes on the head arm and then pull the head arm up. 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.

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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 spindle of the head arm to mount it to the casing. Be sure to tighten this “screw” to assure good connection between the head arm and the hard drive casing.

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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.

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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.

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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

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 Post subject: Re: HddSurgery manual - HDDS Sea 2.5" Ramp Set
PostPosted: July 19th, 2013, 3:56 
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Thank you for the tool and helping data recovery companies making the process much easier :)

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