This is one head swap video tutorial for all those who have bought the head and platter swap tools from Dolphin Data Lab or from hddheadtools.com.
ST1000DM003 is one special structured hard drive, to open the hard drive and swap heads or platters, users need to remove the PCB first, cause’ there’s one hidden screw behind the PCB
Besides the hidden screw behind the PCB, there’s also one hidden screw behind the label. The engineer removed all screws and can easily use the level 2-Seagate head comb to separate the heads and remove the heads. Within this video, users use another DIY head comb to separate the heads and performed the head swap.
To get this ST1000DM003 video guide, users need to email to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you don’t have tools from https://www.hddheadtools.com, we are sorry, the video guide won’t be available.