jengitsme

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  1. I made the test with Seatools and gave me two error codes. One for short DST: A3EAD262 One for long DST: A3EAD252 I have written an email to Seagate. Which way did you used to the hd replacement? The one on the website? Where did you wrote down the error codes?
  2. In fact they don't... They don't even acknowledge there's a problem with the firmware and they'll direct you to the company I will not mention here and these guys will ask you money for the operation (900 Euro's in my case... excluding VAT) After having resolved the problem myself (for around 10 Euro's on parts and a few minutes of my time), I backed up all essential data, did a zero-fill format using SeaTools for DOS and returned the drive under warranty. A few days later I got this drive in return: As can be seen, it's a repaired 7200.11 drive with the newer SD1A firmware, not another type of drive. Greetz, Peter. So it would be the same to upgrade the firmware by myself... The drive you returned was working? Did they asked something about why did you sent it?
  3. Of course you upgrade the firmware! That's the firs thing that you should be doing right after fixing your hard drive. I have heard that people get their data salvaged for free if you send it to Seagate and explain what happened. It's a known bug, so you don't have to pay for the data recovery. I got in contact with Seagate and explained what happenend. The told me to contact with I365 and explain to them it was about the firmware problem. They told me to send it to them, they will upgrade my firmware and send the hd back to my home. Well, i send it to them and they replied me this: As you can see, they were lying, because i could repair my hd without any problems and it works well. They just want to earn MUCH money from costumers that want their data desperately. I think that 775€ for 10 minutes is VERY MUCH. So you recommend to upgrade to the new firmware, don't you? Aren't there any know problems related with this new firmware? Thanks a lot to all of you!
  4. Once fixed the 0LBA and BSY problem, has anyone get the problem again? What do you recommend? To update the firmware version? To stay with SD15 (and to fix it again if the problem comes back)? Has anyone tried to contact with SEAGATE in order to replace the 7200.11 for a new 7200.12 without problems?
  5. I am not sure to understand the question. AFAIK the SD15 is specific to 7200.11 family (and corresponding Maxtor ones). Most Seagate HD's will have the same (or a similar) "internal language" and TTL connection, possibly at a different BAUD rate for older models, but there can be several reasons why a drive is bricked or however not functioning, and this thread is not a "heal 'em all miracle cure", it is specific to a model and to the two described type of problems. Happy to know there is yet another happy bunny around : http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128727&st=10 jaclaz As SD15 is especific for 7200.11 Seagate family and Maxtor, I was asking if it works for all hd's independently from it's capacity (500, 750 gb, 1tb...)
  6. Very happy Bunny now!!! HD, repaired!!! Thanks Jaclaz!
  7. Thus, you need to connect to it ONLY three cables: Tx on board ->Rx on hard disk Rx on board ->Tx on hard disk GND on board ->GND on hard disk Please note that if you have problems like "random characters" in Hyperterminal, GND should also be connected to any of the GND cables coming from the power supply which is powering the HD. jaclaz I confirm what you thought, it's powered from the usb. Thanks a lot for your help jaclaz!!! You are my hero!!! hehe!! Thanks, thanks, thanks!! I have already fixed my HD, thanks to all of you, specially JACLAZ!! One last question, this solution works for all kind of Seagate HD's with firmware SD15?? Thanks again!! Thanks Jaclaz!
  8. Thus, you need to connect to it ONLY three cables: Tx on board ->Rx on hard disk Rx on board ->Tx on hard disk GND on board ->GND on hard disk Please note that if you have problems like "random characters" in Hyperterminal, GND should also be connected to any of the GND cables coming from the power supply which is powering the HD. jaclaz I confirm what you thought, it's powered from the usb. Thanks a lot for your help jaclaz!!! You are my hero!!! hehe!! Thanks, thanks, thanks!!
  9. I bought that on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250399285596&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1123 The specs on the ad: USB TO TTL Converter Module Description: # Built-in USB to RS232 Transfer chip. # Designed to be used for USB to TTL electronic projects. # TTL interface output, easy to connect to your MCU. # Power LED. # Dual 3.3V and 5V Power output, work with 3.3v and 5v target device. # Compact design. # Dimension: 41 mm x 15 mm It has 3.3v and 5v power output, i think that if i connect the usb to 3.3v it will give 3.3v out and if i connect usb to 5v it will get 5v out, doesn't it? I don't know very much about this so i appreciate help very much!! Would it be better to connect the USB to 3.3v? Thanks, thanks, thanks!
  10. Yes, grounding is a must, expecially if you are drawing power from two different power supplies, but I wonder if you are using one of those auto-adjusting TTL interfaces , see here: it is possible that if you supply 5V to the interface you get the "wrong" TTL levels in output. Hello again. Here is how i managed it: http://yfrog.com/5cesquemagj The usb gives 3,3 v, but i read that it must be connected to the 5v on TTL, but i can put it on 3,3 v if you think it's better. Is it connected in the right way? I don't know if the TTL is auto-adjusting, you can see how it is at the picture attached. Maybe you will know it.... TTL gives power to HDD through TX? I can use a Polymeter to check the output... Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!
  11. Wait a minute. You don't want a USB to RS232, I repeated this info n times , but it seems like it simply does not pass through . The drive "speaks" TTL. You can have: (on a desktop or laptop that has a built-in RS-232 "serial" port): a RS-232 to TTL interface (on a desktop or laptop that only has USB ports): EITHER: a USB to TTL interface OR: a USB to RS-232 interface AND a RS-232 to TTL interface jaclaz Thanks for your help jaclaz, i have been looking for info and the interface is USB to TTL, but has written something about RS-232... Anyway, the TTL, has 6 conections: 3.3v, RST, TXD, RXD, GND and 5v. I connected: - TXD AND RXD to RXD and TXD on the HD. - GND and 5V to an USB cable for power supply. Now the question is: Do I have to plug the "GND on TTL" to "GND on HD"? Are all steps i made right? Thanks a lot!!
  12. I'm trying to repair my hd using an USB to RS232. I have almost all clear, but there is one thing missing. I have connected a USB to the +5v and the GND and then from the TX and RX to the RX and TX on the hard drive, but i don't know if i have to connect from the GND on the USB to RS232 to the GND on the HD. Is it neccessary? Or it's enough with the +5v extra? Thanks a lot and good work!!