Recovering a beeping Samsung M3 Portable 1TB

These drives are very common at the moment for beeping, the heads get stuck and make a faint beeping noise, here is a short video I took. Recovery success rates on these is nearly always 100%.

*Please do not try this at home if the data is important. If the data is not important then you can do what you like ;) 

M3 Portable 1TB Model HX-M101TCB/G

M3 Portable 1TB Model HX-M101TCB/G

This is the drive without the case, these are always a ST1000LM025 or a ST1000LM024

This is the drive without the case, these are always a ST1000LM025 or a ST1000LM024

In the cleanroom ready to get opened up 

In the cleanroom ready to get opened up 

Stuck heads are the reason for the "Beeping" noise , I take them out and look to see if they can be used again, sometimes I replace. Depends on how I feel about the way they come out.

Stuck heads are the reason for the "Beeping" noise , I take them out and look to see if they can be used again, sometimes I replace. Depends on how I feel about the way they come out.

Here is the correct position for the heads to rest (on the ramp) 

Here is the correct position for the heads to rest (on the ramp) 

Perfect recovery on this, no problems at all :) If you need one of these recovered give me a call on 0141 237 1008 or andy@databusters.co.uk or my Contact page

Perfect recovery on this, no problems at all :) If you need one of these recovered give me a call on 0141 237 1008 or andy@databusters.co.uk or my Contact page