Unsticking a Seagate ST-419 head

Alexandre Souza alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 20:25:53 CDT 2016

A good bang in the side with the heavy side of a screwdriver uses to work
flawlessly ;) (sometimes 2 or 3 bangs :D )

2016-10-19 23:20 GMT-02:00 Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org>:

> I have a couple of drives I would really like to recover the data from.
> On one of the two I've tried so far, the lowest head in the stack is
> really stuck on.
> Has anyone successfully unstuck a head from this era. I've tried the
> obvious things
> (gentle rotation in both axis, heating the platters) but there is a lot of
> surface
> area on those old heads and it is pretty badly stuck.

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