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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. Module 30 access blocking in a case of locked FBLite drive.

Hello Friends! There are a few useful features were added in PC-3000 v6.2, and one of them is module 30 blocking in ROM. What is it and how does it work, we will discuss in this article.

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PC-3000 for HDD. Western Digital. The decryption of encrypted image.

Hello Friends! All of us can face the situation when we forgot to select the “Decrypt” checkbox in Data Extractor settings: and read the part of data or the whole image encripted via the SATA interface. How to decrypt the … Continue reading

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P-List and translator regeneration in WD Marvell drives

Hello friends! We are all know how to get the data if translator (31h module) is damaged: follow Work with Service Area->Translator regeneration menu. The utility fix the translator automatically using the P-List (33h module), and we’re able to read … Continue reading

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Simple Hot-Swap method for Service Area access in Western Digital drives

Usually the problem with drive initialization can be related to bad heads, damaged Service Area or media damage. How to bypass the initialization errors if RAM head map editing does not help, and get an access to patient Service Area with the original … Continue reading

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WD drives: how to change the module position using “Move\Resize module” feature.

Hello Friends! In this small article we would like to show the update of Dir Editor – “MoveResize module” feature.

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PC-3000 HDD. How to find out the problems in WD Marvell drives

There are several situations could be with a Western Digital drive. Let’s take a look the most popular of them and discuss about diagnostics and solutions

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to check system heads manually on WD drives.

The procedure is applicable both for WD Marvell and WD Caviar architecture drives. When we recover Service Area modules we need to be sure that system heads are able to write modules in SA without errors. Make sure that you … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Building ROM image from SA data on WD Marvell drives with external ROM

The method can be used to recover original ROM image and then write it into donor PCB when original PCB was damaged, lost, or original ROM was lost. The idea is to rewrite the compatible donor ROM image to donor … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Building ROM image from SA data on WD Marvell drives with internal ROM using version 6.X

The method can be used to recover original ROM image and then write it into donor PCB when original PCB was damaged, lost, or original ROM was lost in PC-3000 version 6.0 and later. The “Building ROM image from SA … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. How to solder a SATA-adapter to the USB Western Digital drive

As you know Western Digital drives have a SATA or an USB interface (2.0 or 3.0). For work with the USB drives better to connect them to PC-3000 via SATA, ’cause USB connection have a restrictions and a lot of … Continue reading

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