This data recovery case study is shared by one of our experienced, smart, friendly and kind users from Sri Lanka, his name is Dananjaya who offers very professional data recovery services in Sri Lanka.
HDD ID Information:
Patient drive: WD20EZAZ
According to the drive owner, when he was copying wedding pictures to HDD, windows OS popup error massage called “not enough space”
HDD Repair and Recovery steps:
1.Once our user received the HDD, he checked. He found that when power on HDD, it spin up, but then two times’ clicking and power down. Like platter damage;
2.He tried to unlock, but same scenario. No modules showed, only power up, two clicks, power down;
3.So he guess it can be module damaged. But couldn’t power up. He used only pcb and disable module 02, module 411 and kernel mode. But same clicking;
4.He found a donor PCB with same microcode HDD. Then used patient PCB to donor for test, donor drive can be detected as normal;
5.He put donor to PAITENT HDD. Luckily the patient drive can be detected. But after 10 seconds, gave one click and went to busy status. Not responding;
6.He managed to power on and off till enter the inside of FW program;
7.He disabled module 02. After doing that HDD shows module and no clicking. But once enabling module 02, start clicking again. He had to disable again to get all modules;
8.He edited module 02 manually and write it SA. Fortunately no clicking, smoothly worked with HEX 00;
9.DFL repaired the corrupted module 190, he then wrote it to SA and load to RAM. “missing node function ” and “repair nodes function” which built in version 2.31 were used for this case;
10. Two partitions are displayed properly, the image speed is quite good, up to 150M per second.
HDD Repair and Data Recovery Equipment used in this data recovery case study:
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