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  1. I Thank you who ever came with this fixed. What worked for me was the RS232 to TTL adapter which I got on eBay for like 5$ Canadian, a RS232 cable which I got from my local electronic store for 4$ Canadian, to power the drive and the RS232 to TTL adapter I used the 5 volt of my external hard drive adaptor which is a Molex connector for IDE hard drive. And to connect the cables I used a CDROM audio cable. At first I had issues powering the adapter since the specs on eBay says that it can be powered by 3.3v or 5v so I used a battery holder for 2 AA battery which power the RS232 to TTL adapter but was not enough to work cause I wasn’t getting anything at the HyperTerminal software when I was typing the first command which was CTRL+Z. after being frustrated for hours I try powering the RS232 to TTL adapter form a 5V current and it worked like magic. Than I had a second problem when I was reaching at command F3 2>U it kept failing. I was about to give up then I remember from another post some one mention to clean the contacts which I did when I try it was like music in the air... I was so trying to have this issue resolved that I try replacing the PCB board from a working hard drive of the same model and that didn’t work instead I was getting knocking sounds from the drive which I worried it mess-up something inside. I’m a programmer and I practically save everything on this drive and never thought of backing up my files, this time I’ll do it everyday!!!!
  2. Read here: jaclaz Thank you very much!!!
  3. Hi can any one tell me how to do a loop back test and see if the cable is working correctly. And what I have try do as well is that I search on my local craigslist and Kijiji ads for the same hard drive and found some one selling it. It had the same firmware and same model but not manufacture on the same year the one that messup was recent then the other one. I upgraded the firmware on the drive that was working took out the PCB board replace it on the drive that had the problem and it didn’t work instead it was doing funny noises like it was knocking. The working PCB board should have fixed the issues. I don’t know why it didn’t work?