Hoggett

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  1. So don't we (to use Jaclaz' famous words: "I have my crystal ball at the shop for a retune") First make sure you've got a properly working TTL-RS232 connection before doing anything else. Install the interface's (USB) drivers. Check that a loopback-test can be performed at (at least) 38400 baud (Remember that not all CA-42 adapters are created equal; see other posts in this thread) Once you've got that working, come back here and describe exactly what you've tried and done. Like most (if not all) USB-devices, you first have to install the drivers before you plug it in. (Though Windows *should* respond and detect an "Unknown Device" once you've attached it) Possibility 2: You *could* have received a DOA (Dead On Arrival), if so return the interface for a replacement. Greetz, Peter. Hi, I can communicate with the drive, so I think the connection is correct, I can enter commands into hyperterminal ok unitl it comes to switching off the power at the HDD, once I connect it again I cannot enter anything into hyperterminal,(i've tried ctrl-z) the only way I can do that is by disconnecting the HDD power source again, but when I do that I can enter commands again but the process has been interupted and won't work The CA-42 cable is connected to a laptop via a USB connection, I have got a connection on all the three prongs that are used on the HDD (gnd, tx,rx) and I am using a external power supply like the picture in videoripper's post. I don't know what else I can try. Regards Ian
  2. You're the 2nd person in recent days to say the exact same thing. I have 2 questions. 1. How are you powering your sata hdd? Using your old computer? 2. Are you making sure that it is sharing the same ground? When I did it, I was using a the desktop with a different hdd and the CA-42 cable. They were sharing the same ground. Hi, I am using a proper external power pack coupled upto the drive, a Nokia CA-42 cable to connect drive to the computer (a laptop) the three pins on the drive are all connected via the CA-42. I have also tried using a cmos/ttl serial port via a USB connection and that had the same trouble. I don't know what I'm dong wrong. Regards Ian
  3. You're the 2nd person in recent days to say the exact same thing. I have 2 questions. 1. How are you powering your sata hdd? Using your old computer? 2. Are you making sure that it is sharing the same ground? When I did it, I was using a the desktop with a different hdd and the CA-42 cable. They were sharing the same ground.
  4. Hello, I'm new here, this is a great thread but I have a problem, I have done exactly what has been said on here regarding unbricking my seagate drive, however when I come to switch off the power then switch back on, I cannot talkle to the drive via Hyperterminal, I can only talk if I unplug my drive a second time, then of course the commands don't work. I'm using a computer with xp, a nokia CA-42 data cable so using the right stuff, don't know what is the matter. Has anyone else had this problem? Ian