Usually this occurs after a fall and the drive either doesn’t spin up at all with a siren sound: At the moment it is not possible to fix this kind of problem at home. The drive spins up, and and the heads start clicking with a constant or intermittent sound while unsuccessfully trying to locate firmware zone: Usually this is a sign of damaged or crashed heads and it means the drive needs to be opened in a class clean room environment in order to replace head stack assembly. One of them is heads sticktion to the platter surface.

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Quite often bad power supply unit combined with power streak is usually enough to fry spindle driver chip on the electronics and make the data inaccessible. It no wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 spins or powers up.

This is how bad sectors appear. In as clean environment as possible home isolated glove box inspected surface of platters, wd800bbb-00jhc0 apparent wdc wd800bb-00jhc0. All the information below is based solely on our experience and we do not make any claims regarding reliability of the specific model.

It is quite a complicated job and requires use of specialized expensive equipment and deep knowledge of hard drive design and data recovery technology to repair wd800hb-00jhc0 firmware. Heads are normally parked on the wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 ramp outside of the platters, but sometimes wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 a fall or abnormal termination they fail to return to their regular parking position wd800bb-00jhv0 are wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 on the surface.

We see mostly failed drives in our lab and therefore we don’t have complete statistics.

Western Digital WD800BB-00JHC0 Data Recovery Information

If wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 experience any of the symptoms described above with your Western Digital WDBBJHC0 please feel free to contact wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 to get upfront quote on data recovery from your failed drive.


Western Digital drives also have common problem with spindle seizure.

If you hear your Western Digital hard drive making some other unusual noises visit our Hard Drive Sounds page for more examples. When the drive starts reading data from such unreadable bad sector it could start freezing, scratching wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 sometimes even clicking: WD drives are wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 vulnerable to overheating, power surges and streaks.

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This complex and precise procedure requires a lot of experience wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 use of specialized hardware to wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 platters in perfect alignment. In our lab we use wd800hb-00jhc0 software and hardware to rebuild these parameters or transfer them from fried board to make donor PCB fully compatible with damaged drive.

There is wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 more problem that is typical for all Western Digital drives: The problem is that logic board on modern hard drive is adapted wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 the head disk assembly it was manufactured with. The drive spins up, and and the heads start clicking with a wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 or intermittent sound while unsuccessfully trying to locate firmware zone: Capable But Command Failed” or “Disk boot failure.

Main part of firmware is stored on the platters in so-called Service Area.

The drive does not power up. Any further reading attempts would just add up to the problems and could make wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 data unrecoverable.

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wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 After some period of time magnetic media the platters are covered with starts to degrade and magnetic domains can’t turn in the desired direction wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 writing element of wdd head. Stay away from those companies.


Immediately after the motor stops spinning they stick to the ideally smooth surface and it becomes impossible to free them without proper tools and experience. Should this occur the computer would reboot or shut down completely, you would normally notice acrid smell of smoke coming from your PC and when powered on the wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 would not spin up at all and appear to be completely dead.

All Western Digital hard drives are also well-known for their firmware problems. One of them is heads sticktion to the platter surface. We have seen a number of websites lately cloning information from our pages. At the moment it is not possible to fix this wdf of problem at home. If this is the case you can try to swap PCB wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 another Wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 drive of the same model but your chances of success are close to zero, especially on newer hard drives.

The drive fell while mounted in a chassis. Data recovery in such case involves removing platters from the hard drive in clean room environment wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 putting them into matching donor. Wd80bb-00jhc0 this leads to further damage to wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 surface, heads and causes wdc wd800bb-00jhc0 data loss.

In such case the drive usually spins up fine, it doesn’t click but has one of the following symptoms: Don’t attempt to open the drive by yourself – you will damage wd800bbb-00jhc0 platters and this will make your wr800bb-00jhc0 unrecoverable.