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The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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AntonyF    0
Do I have to cover both conatct? The one in the right lower side with the screw in it and the one that looks like it would go to the spindle motor? Or only one of them?

Most people seem to cover just the 'right lower side one' as per the guide and that works. However some people, myself included, had to cover the motor contact for it to work instead. Whatever the situation, you don't cover both.

Suggest checking out this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29FztWJVxbM

This guide details covering the motor head, if the other way doesn't work (and this worked for me):

http://www.mapleleafmountain.com/seagatebrick.html

Edited by AntonyF

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Edvin    0

Hello, Few days ago my hdd went into the busy state and I am trying to fix it as I have a lot of data there that I need. I am also trying to fix it myself. I am using nokia CA42 to connect it, and I think I have done it right, would anyone here know what driver I need to use as my Windows 7 64bit does not actually recognise it and cannot find any drivers. Please help!

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cyberguytr    0

Hi Edvin,

Those cables are not new generation. I think it's difficult to find 64 bit Windows 7 driver. Normally most of all the drivers will work.

My suggestion is find an old HDD and install temporary XP on it, recover your HDD and go back to Win 7

Good luck

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Edvin    0
Hi Edvin,

Those cables are not new generation. I think it's difficult to find 64 bit Windows 7 driver. Normally most of all the drivers will work.

My suggestion is find an old HDD and install temporary XP on it, recover your HDD and go back to Win 7

Good luck

Thanks for that, I was thinking the same, I have got a spare HDD so I'll just install xp on it. Thanks again on the advice!

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photog47    0

I have what I believe is the BSY failure described here on my 1.5TB Freeagent Desktop. According to Seagate, and they'd never lie, my firmware version CC3H is not susceptible to this error like the older versions. Has anyone had this same problem with the CC# level of firmwares? I haven't made it through the entire 112 pages yet, but all the ones I read had the older SD#, etc.. firmware numbers. Just curious before I go too far down this path.

My problem was the dying on reboot and now I get the "beeps" every 2 seconds until it goes into sleep mode.

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Han Solo    0

Hello I am new here and I believe I have the same problem. I had the .11 which I partitoned into 100GB for a C drive OS etc and then 650GB for mostly multimedia. I have reinstalled Vista into a new HDD but don't have Hyperterminal. So I installed HyperACCESS for 15 day trial period, is that good enough? Also how would you connect the battery to the drive since I don't want to mess from the power supply. And if I do get this fixed where do I get the new firmware?

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pete.b    0
Hello, Few days ago my hdd went into the busy state and I am trying to fix it as I have a lot of data there that I need. I am also trying to fix it myself. I am using nokia CA42 to connect it, and I think I have done it right, would anyone here know what driver I need to use as my Windows 7 64bit does not actually recognise it and cannot find any drivers. Please help!

Install Virtual XP (free download from Microsoft) and do the repair from within the virtual machine.

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ionahoopii    0

Is there anyone here in the Continental US who would perform this fix for me for a fee? I'm quite feeble, admittedly, with these types of operations.

I have a Barracuda 7200.11 that was an external FreeAgent Desktop, 1TB. Had the Delayed Write Errors until ultimately the drive locked up and will not be recognized.

If anyone is willing to help me out, please contact me at mdneer@hotmail.com. Thanks in advance.

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tombox2010    0

Another success! I unbricked my Seagate Barracuda (500 GB)!

I used the following things:

- a laptop running Win XP

- a deskop PC (running Win 7)

- a "USB to TTL Serial Cable (3.3V)" (TTL-232R-3V3-WE) (FTDIChip.com)

Instead of dismounting the PCB, I used the technique of covering the connection under the PCB at the left side of the drive (having the hard drive's SATA port in front of me with the PCB on top) with some piece of plastic.

I powered the drive with a standard Molex-SATA power adapter using the desktop PC. NO additional powering (battery etc.) was necessary.

For the hyperterminal interaction, I used the laptop with Win XP. First of all, I simply plugged in the USB side of the TTL-232R-3V3-WE cable (without having the Barracuda connected). Win XP recognized the new hardware. I installed the drivers taken from the FTDIChip.com website with the "Have disk"-button. Then I followed Gradius' method found in the first post in this thread.

After that I rescued my data and installed a new version of the Seagate firmware.

Edited by tombox2010

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oldboy09    0

Hi all,

After I followed the steps to connect the serial interface and supply power to the HDD. The only thing on hyperterminal I am getting is

RequestResumeSaveSmartFrame

RequestResumeSaveSmartFrame

RequestResumeSaveSmartFrame

RequestResumeSaveSmartFrame

RequestResumeSaveSmartFrame

Some one on the other web said this is normal, but I simply can not enter any command to the HDD. Can any one help here? Thanks a lot!

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Badboy81    0

I have Seagate 7200.11 500 GB ST3500320AS(rectangle PCB, not like yours strange shaped PCB) FirmwareSD15, Nokia CA-42 cable, Torx T6 and big will to revive the brick from BSY error

:blushing: PLEASE!

I've seen that plastic card or visit card can be put to both motor and head part so there are few questions:

1. Where exactly should I put the card? - OVER HEAD

2. What will happen if I make a mistake? - Don't even think of that!

3. What happens when the motor engage the PCB while the HDD is powered on(if I've put the card on head)? - Nothing special!

4. Can anyone guide me through the power off/on process? - IT'S NOT NEEDED, FOLLOW "F" commands!

After less than 3mins everything was done and the brick was alive again!

Thank you ALL!

Edited by Badboy81

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shp1367    0

Hi dear friends,

I am new user here and I really need to your helps about my problem.

I have a DELL-XPS laptop,some days ago when I was working with my laptop and surfing the web too but my laptop got a blue screen error and it restart very fast and the problem began.

My laptop didnot detect the hard drive now and when I turn on it it give a alarm and show the below error:

internal harddisk drive not found!

To resolve this issue, try to reseat the drive.

No bootable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for setup utility

Press F5 to run onboard diagnostics

I cannot access to the hard details with my PC too and it donot detect in my laptop bios :( but I think its motor work and I hear its voice good.

because I saved my Maxtor hard drive (STM3500320AS) that donot detected in my pc before with this topic ways,I think maybe I could solve this hard problem too with this way.

My laptop hard information:

Model : WD3200BEVT

S/N : WD - WXE508FH4819

Anybody had this problem before?

Can you guide me?

Best Regards,

SHP

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