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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. Module 31 (translator) restoration if SA is full of BADs.

Hello Friends! All of us facing the problem during the work with Western Digital drives, when some of the important modules are damaged, and system heads can write, but the Service Area is full of bad sectors and it’s impossible … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Hitachi ELSIL HCC drives unlocking

Hello friends, Many of you have encountered Hitachi HCCxxxx locked drives which were previously used in DVR. Those HDDs have different label with Elsil logo which is pasted above original Hitachi. If you connect such drive to PC it won’t be recognised … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash Spider Board adapter. How to use it?

During the Prague monolith meetup in March 2017 ACELab announced a new Spider Board adapter for convenient monolith reading. In this article we are going to describe the main features of this adapter, show example of MicroSD reading and describe a … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Data Extractor. Rebuilding NFTS partition with lost boot

Hello friends, You know that we are living in the world where PCs can be infected with malware. The best-known example is WannaCry which infected many computers in different countries of the world. However, there are many other malware worms … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to handle “VSC ERR INV FUNC CODE REQ” error in 2,5″ WD drives.

Hello Friends! We all know that new Western Digital 2,5″ drives have some differences in their FW, so the common solutions don’t work for these drives.  In this article we will learn how to bypass the error when the drive … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Hitachi IBM-ARM – capacity issue MB (2)

Hello dear friends, Very often we get a question about “Using donor stored resources” feature for Hitachi IBM-ARM drives. How it can be used? Let’s take a look one real case with real issue which we’ve faced several times for … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Flash. Monolith pinout determination guide. Variant 1

Hi all! Before we will start, a small description: This article was planned as a short guide for monolith pinout research. The main idea of this article is not to study step-by-step how to search pinout in all possible cases, … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for beginners. How to fix the SA module if we have two damaged copies of it.

Hello Friends! From time to time we get the questions from our customers, especially from the beginners: how to fix the bad modules in Service Area? Some modules can be fixed using the PC-3000 commands like translator regeneration, for example. … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Data Extractor. NTFS partition manually expanding

There are a lot of cases which alow to read a user data but it’s to slow or drive has a damaged surface at the start of users area, as result impossible to expand a user partition or it takes a … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Seagate F3. How to fix SIM Error 1009 RW Error 00000080 on Sentosa family

Hello Friends, Some family of Seagate F3 drives has specific issue which you wil not see on other families. One of these issues we would like to show today.

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