@03Vette: If your data is important to you, you should consult using a professional service. If you are willing to take the risk, than I would suggest that you apply the 0 LBA fix first. It's less risky, and it i think that it will address the issue. Again, no one here can take any responsibility for your data, so don't blame anyone if something goes wrong... Good luck!
Another success here! I used a Nokia CA-42 cable to communicate with the drive. A little bit of info: 1) The wiring inside is as follows: red: 5+v (get this from a spare molex connector - use the red wire) black: ground - no need to connect this one. blue/white: RX and TX yellow: data ground. I didnt connect it and it worked. i guess that if you use the same power supply for the whole thing it makes it unnecessary. 2) follow the command list carefully and pe patient. It took 5 min. for me to get the answer. One time i disconnected it early so i had to do it all over again. Good luck and thank you very very very much!!!