WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 Data Recovery Steps Without Original ROM Chip


To recover lost data from Western Digital WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 patient hard drives, engineers need to find out the failure reasons and then use the correct data recovery solutions for the best result.

Today we are discussing the data recovery solution and steps to recover the lost data when the WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 patient hard drives lose the original PCB or original ROM chip or when the PCB is totally burnt.

The most important component for data recovery on the PCB is the ROM chip and sometimes the main chip with ROM contents to work with the service area on the platters.

As for WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 hard drive, the PCB belongs to 1640 series and when the ROM chip is missing or burnt, it is at high success rate with DFL WD firmware repair tools to rebuild the original ROM and get the drive alive for recovery.

Steps are as below:

1, Find one donor ROM and loader of the same family and same ROM version and same SPT, users can find it easily from Dolphin firmware database;

2, Enter DFL-WD firmware repair program, write the donor ROM to the patient WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 HDD PCB;

3, Load loaders automatically from the donor drive;

4, Backup the original firmware modules;

5, Go to menu-ROM operations-Regenerate ROM (>=PCB1640)

6, Write the generated original ROM to the patient HDD, power off and on, the drive will work smoothly.

Please note: not all WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 can be recovered. For example, if the hard drive platters are severely contaminated or scratched, it is not possible to get the data off.

As for WD5000AAKS-22V1A0 patient drive, ROM issue is not a big issue, only if the platters are in good health, the recovery rate is high.

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