I have the following: ST2000DL003 P/N: 9VT166-301 F/W: CC32 DATE: 11451 SITE: WU It was connected using an external case with its own power supply through an e-sata port to my laptop. Three days ago i was copying some files from it and it made a click noise, halt for a few seconds than finished copying the files. Right away i ran seagate tools but nothing was found, both fast as full tests. No noises were made after, so a turned it off and went to bed. Next day when i turned it on it made some noises and after that it has been recognized as "st_m13fqbl" with 3,86GB. So, my question is: Is this the case of trying this method? If so, i've been trying this using an USB to Serial cable but i get nothing on Hyper Terminal. When i press ctrl+z, a small arrow appears and nothing else. No messages, no commands, nothing at all. I've tried with RX/TX only, RX/TX/GND, swapping RX/TX. All different ways possible and still got nothing. Any ideas? Thx.