Hello everyone. On June 19th my Seagate 7200.11 1 TB ST31000340AS drive suddently stop working. It wasn't showing up in the BIOS and the HD light stayed constantly lit. After searching for the cause of the problem online I was horrified to stumble across many articles discussing the enormous number of Seagate hard drives failing. Then I ran across this thread and decided giving fixing it a shot. I ordered this adapter FTDI TTL-232R-3V3 USB Cable because AlexLilic (post #681) claimed it was easy to use. I ordered it from the Digi-Key website and it costed me $20 + $8 shipping to canada. I live in Vancouver. The adapter arrived June 22nd. (that's right, 3 days!). That night I connected the adapter to the hard drive as described in post #681 and hooked up the SATA power. I used the business card technique to isolate the PCB from the hard drive. Set up hyperterminal as described in post #1 and followed Avikos instructons from post #529. ================================================================================= power on, wait until drive stops motor, if you dont wait at this moment you got 000000CE error after next command (ctrl+z) F3 T>/2 F3 2>Z Spin Down Complete Elapsed Time 0.146 msecs remove isolation and mount pcb as normal F3 2>U Spin Up Complete Elapsed Time 6.864 secs F3 T3>/1 F3 1>N1 F3 1>/ F3 T>m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 no responce after 10 minutes ============================================================================= I got this far 3 times and tried reading other peoples instructions for advice. So I went to posting #1 and decided to power off/power on the drive before trying the m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 command. SUCCESS!!!!!!! My hard drive was restored to 100% functionality with all my data intact. I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread. You guys rock!! Seeing as I will no longer require the adapter I purchased I will be happy to sell it to anyone in the US or Canada for $20.