Unsticking a Seagate ST-419 head
billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 20:40:30 CDT 2016
On Oct 19, 2016 9:25 PM, "Alexandre Souza" <alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com>
> 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
> > surface
> > area on those old heads and it is pretty badly stuck.
Put in the oven, 150 degrees, 2 mins on a
Side for 8 minutes total
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