Yes, it has. Is the adapter functional (loopback test)? Has speed, parity, bits and stop set properly? Is GROUNDING effective? (from the picture it seems like there is NO grounding) Re-check everything against this: http://www.mapleleafmountain.com/seagatebrick.html jaclaz The adapter gives output when im doing the loopback test(YAY) But nothing when connected to the drive. Im sure im settin up the hyperterminal right. And i have read maple leaf mountain twice. Im not sure what you mean by grounding as my setup has the black power wire connected to the powersupply and the red to the red on the power supply as well so pardon my stupidity if theres something else i must do? Have a look at this pic too and the others(3 total) http://s308.photobucket.com/albums/kk335/m...nt=IMG_1627.jpg Thanks again!
Hello, I've been reading as many of the posts i have and have tried to follow the instructions carefully. My drive is a 7200.11 500gb drive with original firmware being SD15. I cant seem to get any output from hyperterminal at all (tried on two systems) I cant get a code window to type anything in ever for anything. I know i setup the connection correctly, but no output. Some setting im missing perhaps? Anyways id like to further explain my problem. I contacted seagate regarding my drive and they suggested that I update my firmware before doing anything else. My drive was showing up in BIOS but reading as 0gb, and I could see the drive in device manager but could not initialize it as it was seen as 0gb. I successfully updated the firmware from SD15 to SD1A as instructed by the seagate people. But the drive still displayed 0gb And I am now attempting this fix. See my photo of my setup below: http://s308.photobucket.com/albums/kk335/m...nt=IMG_1625.jpg I've had no luck with hyperterminal as i cant get an output on any level. Ctrl Z does nothing anywhere. Easy fix? I've also tried switching the TX and RX wires around and it doesnt make a difference. I'm sure something similar has been posted multiple times and I apologize for the repeat if present. Thank you !