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hi, i've stuck with repairing my drvie i bought a ca-42 cable the same as, gnakh's. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&...st&p=884790 for connecting i used some old cdrom cable than, 1 connected the cables like this: blue: data tx to hdd rx white: data rx to hdd tx black: gnd to hdd gnd yellow: power gnd to batteries - red: power +3v to batteries + (2 AA battery, without the batteries the ca-42 did nothing) http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/2937/dsc01404a.jpg the right is tha ca 42 the left is the cd cable http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/1963/dsc01406i.jpg first i wanted to try tried without inserting a paper to the hdd motor to make sure everything is ok. -connected the pins, the usb, than the sata power supply for the hdd power - than windows detected the cable, drivers installed - i checked which com port i connected it said, COM11 - installed hyperterminal private edition( becouse win 7 dont have hyperterminal) - made a new connection with COM11, 38400-8-N-1-N but i cant write anything in hyper terminal. ctrl+z don't work, tried switching rx and tx, but nothing happened. anyone have any idea what step i missed or what have i done wrong?? sry for my english