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hi had problem with my ST3500340AS at first send to a data recovery centre n they said the damage platter caused the firmware to corrupt, but they said can 99.9% recovery, since the platter is damage how can? say they use Russian method, need a week then send to a hard disk OEM manufacturer n they said cannot access to communicate with the disk though its spining, firmware is SD35, he got from Seagate friend, he bought a similar disk n replaced the parts, flash the SD35 but yet cannot, any help? what special machine does a data recovery centre have? this OEM person also has clean room, special hardware etc n repaired many other types...or extra equipments are needed to help him? Thank you
think so as they said 1week, at first say platter damge which i didn't bang the disk, but say can 99.9% little scratch ok, funny logic...say use Russian method etc but my friend at university say 1 day can ok, but he don't do because its a lab for teaching, U can do? internet avaiable parts plenty as less than a year only, but think must reload firmware etc which think i don't know how, cause my friend say factory make the firmware half half PCB n disk so need match, so didn't buy the parts or disk from internet, where can send to U? price? since if U can spining the disk then no need data recovery, will copy then send for gurantee exchange, thank you
had problem with my ST3500340AS also, send to a data recovery centre n they said the damage platter caused the firmware to corrupt, but they said can 99.9% recovery, since the platter is damage how can? saw this forum, seems buying same ST3500340AS can replace the PCB n it will ok? what about the firmware? this hard disk never banged etc, only sleep mode n after that cannot detect, 1st was able to see in USB as mass storage ok, then device manager ok, then disk drive ok, but without drive letter...now only can have in USB mass storage ok, provided i plug to enclosure box, if not, the PC stuck also. any friend plz advise can i get a ST3500340AS regardless of firmware n send to a technical etc? thank you