Introduction: Hard Drive Disassembly, Samsung Drive

This is an instructable on how to take apart a samsung hard drive and others that are not recessed like WD and seagate

Warning: This will ruin the hard drive if it still works do not open the hard drive

Step 1: What You Need

ok here's what you need to crack open and take the hard drive apart

1. The Hard drive
2. a #2 phillips screw driver
3. a small Allen wrench
4. a small flat tipped screw driver
4. a container to store the screws in

Step 2: Step One: Removeing the Shell

Ok now look at the side with the sticker on it there should be six along the outer edge and one hidden under the sticker feal around the label or just remove the sticker entirely.

If you don't remove the sticker all you have to do is push through the label where the screw is as it tends to be in the same spot as the actuator arm

Step 3: Step 2: Pry

take your flat tipped screw driver and insert it at ether of these two spots marked on the picture there are a few more spots around the hard drive pry at them if need be as there is a little bit of adhesive on the inside of the top

Step 4: Step 3: Remove the Magnet Assimbly

There are two screws on both sides of the magnets unscrew them and then it swings to the left and then lift it up and out

Step 5: Step 4: Remove the Top Platter

Ok so taking this platter out first makes things a little easier for the next step there are four screws holding the washer down make sure when you remove the screws to hold it down a little or it will rotate on you making things a little fun and harder at the same time

Step 6: Step 5: Pulling the Actuator and PC Board

there are a few screws to take off in this step the first ones are on the back there are five on the back and three on the front

also you have to disconnect the ribbon cable that connects the PC board to the motor there are a couple of different colored ends on it they pull away from the board a little allowing you to remove the ribbon cable

to remove the arm and its circuitry unscrew the allen head screw from the middle of the arm and the two from the ribbon connector

Step 7: Step Six: Remove the Seperators

take the three screw out of the plate and lift the washer off the top of the last platter then you can take the platter off

Step 8: Step Seven Removeing the Motor

This is the last step unscrew the three screws from the motor assembly and pull it up and out of the hole.

Step 9: Closeing Notes

In all its really easy to take it apart the screws may fight a little as there is a bit of a seal in the holes but other than that its very straight forward, also where i took the first platter off you could take the actuator off first then the platters ether way its your choice