Tag Archives: Western Digital

PC-3000 HDD. Nontypical HDD recovery. Playstation 3 Slim

Sony Playstation 3 was a revolutionary console system, which became one of the first playing systems perfect not only for games, but also for storing and viewing digital media content. Lucky for powerful CPU IBM CELL and BlueRay drive, PS3 became … 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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PC-3000 for HDD. WD Marvell drives specific diagnostics.

In the Basic HDD diagnostics procedure post we looked at the common steps of diagnistics for any HDD. Now we will look at the specific steps of diagnostics of WD Marvell drives. In this article we will discuss the most … Continue reading

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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. Basic HDD diagnostics procedure

Sometimes DR specialists start examining the drive from the wrong point that leads to unnecessary wasting of time or even to the situation when the drive becomes unrecoverable. We want to present to you our recommended procedure of basic examining … 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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PC-3000 for HDD. Slow Responding problem solution for WD new drives

Dear friends! Here we review the possibility to solve the Slow Responding issue for some new WD drives, like Diablo 3S. This method works if drive has no physical problems with the heads, the platters and the PCB. We have … Continue reading

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