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Seagate 1.8T 2.4T 4T 8T 10T 12T 14T 16T HDD Head Replacement Tool is available with the Seagate HDD head comb suite.

The following are some of the supported Seagate HDD models:

ST16000NM001G, 16TB, STH9;
ST14000NM002G, 14TB, STH9;
ST12000NM0007, 12TB, STH82;
ST10000NM0478, 10TB, STH81;

ST8000NM000A, 8TB, ST5E;
ST8000NM0178, 8TB, ST3-4;
ST8000DM004, 8TB, ST334;
ST4000NM0035, 4TB, ST3-5;
ST4000DM004, 4TB, ST332;
ST4000LM024, 4TB, ST2-5

ST1800MM0129, 1.8T, ST2400MM0129, 2.4T, SST24(Seagate SAS HDD);
More…

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WD10JMVW-11AJGS2 is one Western Digital SED laptop hard drive. It’s very common to deal with the firmware corrupted cases of these WD SED HDDs.

For this patient WD SED HDD, the firmware area couldn’t be accessed directly, the rom couldn’t be read either. The patient HDD was detected wrongly and running slowly.

To fix the firmware issue, the engineer short connected tv9 and tv10, read rom, disable 02, slow fix, firmware restart and the patient hdd was detected properly by DFL-WD hdd repair tool.

After the firmware repair, the user opened the DFL-DDP data recovery software but the result was bad because no partitions were detected, no folders, no files.

The user viewed the source drive sector 0 and didn’t find any partition mark of 55 AA and other hex data was not normal at encrypted status. The user tried using the auto decryption function but the software asked for inputing the software and finally failed.

The user went back to DFL-WD firmware repair software, went to FW Operations>Module Editing>Edit HDD ID>Security Subsystem, ticked the SED and firmware restart, went to DFL-DDP, the lost partition, folders and files were all available for immediate data recovery.

Video instruction of How to Recover WD10JMVW Encrypted Hard Drives

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This is one successful Seagate hdd data recovery case study.The patient HDD was detected but the data area was not accessible.

ST500LT012 1SDM1 Data Encryption Data Recovery Steps Youtube Video

Patient HDD ID:
Model number-ST500LT012-1DG142
Family: Yarra_5400(75)
Capacity: 500GB
Firmware: 0001SDM1

With DFL Seagate hdd firmware repair tool, users can easily access to the firmware area, backup the rom and important firmware modules.

When trying to access the data area, all sectors were colored as purple and this meant the data area was encrypted.

The user tried some traditional methods and steps to repair the encryption issue but failed.

Next Dolphin engineer tried one unique firmware repair solution within DFL Seagate hdd repair tool-Remove Password 2(different from the standard password removal function).

Next the engineer powered off and on the patient drive, the data area was fully accessible.

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Seagate hard drive translator regeneration is one very important firmware repair function within all Seagate firmware repair tool.

There’re two modes for Seagate hdd translator regeneration:
01: Translator regeneration in ATA mode;
02: Translator regeneration in COM mode.

Within COM terminal, users need to enter F3 T> to use m0,6,3,,,,,22 command to regenerate translator. But please note: users need to think carefully before using the command. Users need to clear g-list, need to reset smart, need to check the HDD failure symptoms, need to backup important firmware modules, etc.

In some cases, translator regeneration may cause partial sector access issue or data shifting issue and in many cases, users don’t need translator regeneration to fix the cases and recover the lost data. So don’t always use the translator regeneration command.

In some heads read-only cases, users need to use translator regeneration in ATA mode and access to the data area.

Within DFL Seagate hdd firmware repair tool, users can easily use the ATA translator regeneration under defects management and this one is very helpful.

Video instruction to use translator regeneration in ATA mode:
Seagate LM Rosewood Heads Read only Firmware Repair and Data Recovery

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Section 1: Repair Modes
DFL Samsung firmware repair tool
can do both hdd repair and hdd refurbishing, hdd repair is to fix firmware failures without affecting data but hdd refurbishing will remove bad sectors and destroy data.

Section 2: Number of HDD Supported by the DFL Samsung Hardware

Users can connect 3 drives to DFL-SRP Samsung Portable hdd repair tool and 4 drives to DFL-PCIe Samsung hdd repair tool.

Section 3: Operating System to Install the software
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, any of them is ok. DFL tools have unique driverless technology. No need to install device drivers.

Section 4: Biggest Advantages over Competitors

Easy to use and install on any pc, powerful with best technique support and data recovery resources. Free data recovery training videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/datarecoverytools

Section 5: What Kind of Samsung HDD Failures DFL Samsung can Fix

01: Samsung HDDs with many bad sectors;
02: Samsung HDDs with ATA locked;
04: Wrongly detected Samsung hard drives;
05: 0 capacity detected Samsung hard drives;
06: Non-detected/Busy Samsung hard drives;
07: Dead Samsung hard drives, to fix this kind of dead Samsung drives, users need to have flash programmer, donor PCB and firmware sources or physical head and platter swap tools to work with DFL Samsung firmware repair tool.

Section 6: Common Samsung HDD Firmware Failures-Quick Fix

01: Fix LED Error
02: Clear A-list

Section 7: ROM Operations-Firmware on PCB
01: Read ROM;
02: Write ROM;
03: Write Burn Resources;
04: Get ROM Info.

Section 8: Service Area Operations-Firmware on Platters

01: Soft Reset;
02: Hard Reset;
03: Zero Fill;
04: Auto HDD family detection;
05: Read/write modules and module testing;
06: Edit HDD ID and password removal;
07: Read/write tracks.

Section 9: Defects Operations

01: View G/P list;
02: Clear A-list;
03: View/Reset Smart;
04, Enable/Disable Smart;
05: Format.

Section 1: Work Modes

Toshiba drives work in both ATA and COM modes, Fujitsu drives work mainly on ATA mode, for password removal, need to work in COM mode.

Section 2: Repair Modes
DFL Toshiba/Fujitsu firmware repair tool
can do both hdd repair and hdd refurbishing, hdd repair is to fix firmware failures without affecting data but hdd refurbishing will remove bad sectors and destroy data.

Section 3: Number of HDD Supported by the DFL Toshiba/Fujitsu Hardware
Users can connect 3 drives to DFL-SRP Toshiba/Fujitsu Portable HDD Repair Tool and 4 drives to DFL-PCIe Toshiba/Fujitsu HDD Repair Tool.

Section 4: Operating System to Install the software
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, any of them is ok. DFL tools have unique driverless technology, no need to install drivers.

Section 5: Biggest Advantages over Competitors

Easy to use and install on any pc, powerful with best technique support and data recovery resources.

Section 6: What Kind of WD HDD Failures DFL WD can Fix

01: Toshiba/Fujitsu HDDs with many bad sectors;
02: Toshiba/Fujitsu HDDs with ATA locked;
03: Wrongly detected Toshiba/Fujitsu hard drives;
04: 0 capacity detected Toshiba/Fujitsu hard drives;
05: Non-detected/Busy Toshiba/Fujitsu hard drives;
06: Dead Toshiba/Fujitsu hard drives, to fix this kind of dead Toshiba/Fujitsu drives, users need to have flash programmer, donor PCB sources or physical head and platter swap tools to work with DFL Toshiba/Fujitsu firmware repair tool;

Section 7: Common Toshiba/Fujitsu HDD Firmware Failures-Quick Fix

01: Clear G-list;
02: Virtual translator;

Section 8: ROM and SA Operations

01: Read ROM;
02: Read/write firmware modules;
03: Read/write tracks;
04: Edit ID;
05: Password removal;
06: Heads read write test;
07: Techno on/off;
08: Smart on/off;
09: ECC error on/off;
10: Flash permanent cache on/off;
11: Cut zones;
12: Cut heads
13: Start/Stop Motor.

Section 9: Defects Operations

01: View/Clear G-list, P-list;
02: G to P;
03: View/Reset Smart;
04, Virtual translator;
05: Scan defects and add to G/P-list.

Section 10: Fujitsu HDD FW operations

01: Read/Write ROM;
02: Sector Edit;
03: Edit SN;
04: Remove Password;
05: Read/write modules;
06: View/Reset Smart;
07: Format;
08: Scan and add defects to defect list;
09: Clear T-list/P-list.

Section 1: Repair Modes
DFL Hitachi/IBM firmware repair tool can do both hdd repair and hdd refurbishing, hdd repair is to fix firmware failures without affecting data but hdd refurbishing will remove bad sectors and destroy data.

Section 2: Number of HDD Supported by the DFL Hitachi/IBM Hardware
Users can connect 3 drives to DFL-SRP Portable Hitachi/IBM firmware repair tool and 4 drives to DFL-PCIe Hitachi/IBM firmware repair tool.

Section 3: Operating System to Install the software
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, any of them is ok. DFL tools have unique driverless technology, no need to install drivers.

Section 4: Biggest Advantages over Competitors

Easy to use and install on any pc, powerful with best technique support and data recovery resources. Free data recovery training videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/datarecoverytools

Section 5: What Kind of Hitachi/IBM HDD Failures DFL Hitachi/IBM can Fix

01: Hitachi/IBM HDDs with many bad sectors;
02: Hitachi/IBM HDDs with ATA locked;
03: Wrongly detected Hitachi/IBM hard drives;
04: 0 capacity detected Hitachi/IBM hard drives;
05: Non-detected/Busy Hitachi/IBM hard drives;
06: Dead Hitachi/IBM hard drives, to fix this kind of dead Hitachi/IBM drives, users need to have flash programmer, donor PCB sources or physical head and platter swap tools to work with DFL Hitachi/IBM firmware repair tool;
07: Patient HDDs with weak heads;
08: Patient HDDs with forgotten password;

Tips: If users wish to recover lost data from Hitachi helium drives with UNC error, users need to email us to get detailed data recovery solution.

Section 6: Common Hitachi/IBM HDD Firmware Failures-Quick Fix

01: Sector access interruption Fix for both 2.5” and 3.5” hard drives;
02: Single weak head fix.

Section 7: ROM Operations-Firmware on PCB
01: Read/Write ROM;
02: Read/Write NVRAM;
03: Edit and Regenerate NVRAM;
04: Edit head map in NVRAM;
05: Head test;
06, Cut head

Section 8: Service Area Operations-Firmware on Platters

01: Read/write firmware modules;
02: Recover G-list translator;
03: Edit hard drive ID;
04: Remove password;
05: Unlock DVR;
06: LBA to CHS

Section 9: Defects Operations

01: View/Clear G-list, P-list;
02: View and reset smart;
03: G to P-list;
04, Scan to add to G-list;
05, Format and Zerofill.

Western Digital hard drive firmware repair tool-DFL-WD
Section 1: DFL WD Versions

DFL-WD has two versions: Standard manual version and Auto Repair version.
For Standard version, users get all repair and refurbishing functions in separate menus and users can fix the firmware failures for either refurbishing or recovery purpose.
For Auto Repair version, the program will write completely new auto repair ROM and new auto repair firmware to the patient hdd and then run online arco and online/offline selftest to refurbish the HDD. So Auto version is mainly for hdd refurbishing.

Section 2: Repair Modes
DFL WD firmware repair tool can do both hdd repair and hdd refurbishing, hdd repair is to fix firmware failures without affecting data but hdd refurbishing will remove bad sectors and destroy data.

Section 3: Number of HDD Supported by the DFL WD Hardware
Users can connect 3 drives to SRP Portable WD HDD Repair Tool and 4 drives to PCIe WD HDD Repair Tool. For offline hdd refurbishing, users can refurbish many more drives at the same time with DFL WD tool.

Section 4: Operating System to Install the software
Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, any of them is ok. DFL tools have unique driverless technology, no need to install device drivers.
Section 5: Biggest Advantages over Competitors

Easy to use and install on any pc, powerful with best technique support and data recovery resources.
Free data recovery training videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/datarecoverytools

Section 6: What Kind of WD HDD Failures DFL WD can Fix

01: WD HDDs with many bad sectors or full of bad sectors;
02: WD HDDs with SA locked;
03: WD HDDs with ATA locked;
04: Wrongly detected WD hard drives;
05: 0 capacity detected WD hard drives;
06: Undetected/Busy WD hard drives;
07: Dead WD hard drives, to fix this kind of dead WD drives, users need to have flash programmer, donor PCB sources or physical head and platter swap tools to work with DFL WD firmware repair tool;
08: Patient HDDs with SED status;
09: Patient HDDs with weak heads.

Section 7: Common WD HDD Firmware Failures-Quick Fix

01: Slow fix;
02: Remove password;
03: Unlock ROM generation(WD SMR HDD firmware unlock);
04: Unlock smartware protected hdd;
05: Edit head map in RAM;
06: Load ATA;
07: Show microcode;
08: WD weak head repair to enhance head read/write capability by adjusting head adaptives;
etc

Section 8: ROM Operations-Firmware on PCB
01: Read/Write ROM and ROM modules;
02: Module 47 regeneration;
03: ROM deep test;
04: Auto get Head map;
05: Read/write head adaptive parameters;
06: ROM regeneration;
07: DIR Starting address edit;
08: Cut head in ROM for refurbishing purpose;
09: Bypass SA, very helpful to fix many WD SED drives such as enterprise SA locked drives;
10: Initialize ROM, for refurbishing purpose;
11: Region’s Edit;
12: Force Loading;
13: Disable 411;
14: Disable 02;
etc

Section 9: Service Area Operations-Firmware on Platters

01: Read/write firmware modules;
02: Read/write tracks;
03: Read/write SA;
04: Generate modules 11, 02, 03, 36, etc;
05: Module testing and editing;
06: Edit HDD ID and password removal;
07: Extract modules from tracks;
08: Scan and record bad sector locations and add bad sectors to P-list;
09: Create modules;
10: Delete modules;
11: Edit module length;
12, Cut zones;
13, Format SA;
14, Set TPI/CAP;
15, Extract modules from SA region;
16, Shift modules;
17, Clear modules;
18, Test modules;

Section 10: Service Area in RAM

01: Edit head map in RAM;
02: Read/write modules in RAM;
03: Edit HDD ID in RAM;
04: Load module DIR in RAM;
05: Load translator in RAM;
06, Slow fix in RAM;
07: Change module size in RAM;

Section 11: Defects Operations

01: View/Clear G-list, P-list, SA list;
02: View/Generate T-list;
03: View/Reset Smart;
04, Translator Clear and regeneration;
05: Translator Auto fix;

Section 12: WD Selftest

01: Arco operations, one button ARCO and single ARCO steps, users can customize the ARCO process whenever needed to optimize the physical parameters and then the hdd selftest success rate will be higher;
02: Auto ARCO, all users need to do is to select the firmware path, initialize the SF/ROM/FW to start;
03: Generate ARCO process;
04: Initialize Selftest;
05: Edit SF script;
06: Generate source disk process;
07: Initialize module 02;
08: Initialize module 40;
09: Clear IBI logs, Restore SF logs;
10: 18xx Unlock;
11: Run single SF process;
12: Monitor and Stop selftest;
13, Format with G/P/GP

Seagate hard drive firmware repair tool-DFL-Seagate
Section 1:
HDD Working Modes
Engineer can work in both ATA and COM terminal mode to diagnose and repair the HDD.

Section 2: Repair Modes

DFL Seagate firmware repair tool can do both hdd repair and hdd refurbishing, hdd repair is to fix firmware failures without affecting data but hdd refurbishing will remove bad sectors and destroy data.

Section 3: Number of HDD Supported by the DFL Seagate Hardware

Users can connect 3 drives to SRP portable Seagate hdd repair tool and 4 drives to PCIe Seagate hdd repair tool.

Section 4: Operating System to Install the software

Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, any of them is ok. DFL tools have unique driverless technology, no need to install device drivers.

Section 5: Biggest Advantages over Competitors

Easy to use and install on any pc, powerful with best technique support and data recovery resources.
Free data recovery training videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/datarecoverytools

Section 6: What Kind of Seagate HDD Failures DFL Seagate can Fix

01: Seagate HDDs with many bad sectors;
02: Seagate HDDs with SA locked;
03: Seagate HDDs with ATA locked;
04: Wrongly detected Seagate hard drives;
05: 0 capacity detected Seagate hard drives;
06: Undetected/Busy Seagate hard drives;
07: Dead Seagate hard drives, to fix this kind of dead Seagate drives, users need to have ROM chip reader, donor PCB sources or physical head and platter swap tools to work with DFL Seagate firmware repair tool;
08: Seagate patient HDDs with LED status;
09: Seagate patient HDDs with weak heads;

Section 7: Common Seagate HDD Firmware Failures-Quick Fix

01: Busy fix;
02: Capacity 0 fix;
03: Ready then Busy Fix;
04: DWF fix;
05: Sim 1002 fix;
06: Sim 1009 fix;
07: MCMT corruption fix;
08: Dos fix;
09: SMART fix;
10: LED fix;
11: Partial sector access fix;
12: Clear NG;
13: Remove password;
14: SMR HDD Format fix;
15: SSHD non-spin fix;
16: Clear media cache;
17: Load ATA/APP for old Seagate drive(Barracuda 7200.7-.10);
18: CELOG fix;
etc

Section 8: ROM Operations-Firmware on PCB

01: Read ROM by ATA or COM;
02: Write ROM by COM at any defined baud rates;
03: Head adaptive ROM;
04: CC49 ROM;
05: Edit head map in ROM;
06: Terminal/firmware unlock by generating and writing unlock rom;
07: Edit ROM;
08, Cut head in ROM;
09, Adjust Heads’ Working Temperature;
10, Disable Subsystem to fix LED issue;
11, Change ROM modules, write key original rom modules to donor ROM;
12: Nohost fix ROM generation;

Section 9: Service Area Operations-Firmware on Platters

01: Read/write firmware modules;
02: Read/write tracks;
03: Read/write/Edit SYS files;
04: Repair unknown firmware failures by tracks;
05: Repair unknown firmware failures by ABA;
06: Read/Write LOD;
07: Read/write SA;
08: Scan and record bad sector locations and add bad sectors to P-list;
09: Edit HDD ID (Model number/ LBA /SN number) and remove password;
10: Test SYS files;

Section 10: Service Area in RAM

01: Edit head map in RAM;
02: Load ATA in RAM;
03: Edit ID in RAM;
04: SAP Control flag;
05: Load translator to RAM;
06: Load ROM to RAM (for hot swap purpose);

Section 11: Defects Operations

01: Read/write/Edit G-list, P-list, NG list, Smart;
02: Delete non-SF defects in P-list, very helpful for fixing some sector access problems;
03: Delete specific defects on specific heads, this is usually used to cut heads for hdd refurbishing purpose;
04, Translator Clear and regeneration;
05: Translator Auto fix;
06, Format with Glist/Plist;
07: Offline bad sector repair;

Note: When users are trying to install the G3 800041 USB to SATA adapter, the following tips are important:

01: Remove the screws on the margin of the HDD;


02: Separating the screw of the soldering metal dot;

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How to install G3 USB to SATA Data Recovery Adapter