Thanks Gradius!!!!!!!!! I don't have words to thank you.......Finally Recovered the drive. Just few days ago my seagate 500GB went dead. i was so curious about it that i went to almost every shop to recover it but none of them helped me. came back home with no hope...but when i saw this and actually perform this guide myself, my drive came to life in no time. When it first booted i was so happy that i can't describe because this is the main drive which had all my important files.. I almost read this guide for 3 days and after that i performed it with patience and result was awesome. Guys i want to ask..i have updated the firmware with the latest one..so is it safe to use it or i switch to other drive. Though i made the backup of the important files already.