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Gradius2

The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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Here is the solution for +3.3V:

http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_i...products_id=114

It can output by switching 3.3V or 5V.

Accept inputs from 5V until 12V (you can go as high as 20V, but I don't recommend).

You can also get +3.3V from an ATX power supply, just use pin 1 or 2 (orange), and pin 3 for GND.

http://pinouts.ru/Power/atxpower_pinout.shtml

http://pinouts.ru/Power/atx_v2_pinout.shtml

atx.jpg

Gradius

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:thumbup AWESOME!!! Thanks for the great guide Gradius, also thanks to Fatlip and Pichi for all their hard work and efforts. You guys rule. I'll be ordering the equipment tonight. Hopefully I'll be back up and running by next week. :D
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I have a drive on the way here now to see 100% if this works. It should be here within the hour.

G

Any updates on this?

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i have a 7200.11 with the LBA0 problem

I'm trying to fix the drive but i cannot get any output from the console, i know the cable is working because i tested it with another device and i get output

anyone else has this problem too?

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Thanks. :thumbup

i have a 7200.11 with the LBA0 problem

I'm trying to fix the drive but i cannot get any output from the console, i know the cable is working because i tested it with another device and i get output

anyone else has this problem too?

Are you sure didn't you mixed TX with RX ?

Are you sure RS232 is configured to 38400 8 N 1 ?

Keep in mind you need a RS232 to TTL conversor/adapter, otherwise it will never works!

If all above is correct, did you pressed CTRL+Z in order to get into CMD mode ?

If so, try to disconnect the PCB from HDA, and check it.

Gradius

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i have a 7200.11 with the LBA0 problem

I'm trying to fix the drive but i cannot get any output from the console, i know the cable is working because i tested it with another device and i get output

anyone else has this problem too?

Are you sure didn't you mixed TX with RX ?

Are you sure RS232 is configured to 38400 8 N 1 ?

Keep in mind you need a RS232 to TTL conversor/adapter, otherwise it will never works!

If all above is correct, did you pressed CTRL+Z in order to get into CMD mode ?

Gradius

i have try TX and RX both way

the cable i'm using is a homemade cable with the MAX232 IC and 4 capacitors

i'm 100% sure the cable is working

do i get output before i press CTRL+Z?

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i have try TX and RX both way

the cable i'm using is a homemade cable with the MAX232 IC and 4 capacitors

i'm 100% sure the cable is working

do i get output before i press CTRL+Z?

You should get, but you can press CTRL+Z at anytime, it doesn't hurt anything, it just let you enter CMDs.

If even after CTRL+Z you get nothing, then it might be your PCB is in halt mode (BSY-like), and you'll need to disconnect the PCB from HDA.

If even after that you continue to get nothing, there're something wrong you're doing.

Silly question, did you power up the HDD drive too ? If not, you must.

Gradius

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Great job, Gradius2!!!

I ordered RS232 board(max232. 5V) moment ago. It will arrive within 3~4 days.

:)

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ok Gradius2

i couldn't get output from the console

but then i press CTRL-Z and got output F3 T>

now i getting this error went i try to put this command

F3 T>m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22

LED:000000CC FAddr:0025BF67

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Alright peeps, I am going to try and help Gradius out by deflecting some of these questions. He has done more than enough. So feel free to PM me with these types of questions.....

Disolid;

You have a terminal session successfully. What you need to do is, disconnect power, unscrew the Circuit board from the Hard Drive Assembly case Completely using a mini TORX T6 screw driver. Connect the power to the PCB card, send a CTRL+Z to get a terminal session again, Then run the commands up to:

F2 T>

F2 T>/2

F2 2>Z

Spin Down Complete

Elapsed Time 0.147 msecs (the time will vary here)

F3 2>

Now WITH THE POWER STILL CONNECTED: screw the PCB board back on (CAREFULLY) and continue the instructions.

The more you play around in the terminal, the more likely you are to pooch your drive for good.

Thanks,

G

ok Gradius2

i couldn't get output from the console

but then i press CTRL-Z and got output F3 T>

now i getting this error went i try to put this command

F3 T>m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22

LED:000000CC FAddr:0025BF67

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maybe i got the error because i was trying to do this command m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 without the hard drive case on

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You need to be extremely careful. Copy the commands EXACTLY as on this forum. You may have pooched your drive already by simply sending the wrong command.

If you are Seeing The LED: 000000CC FAddr: 00XXXXXX Follow the Fixing BSY or CC errors aka BUSY first!!!!

,,,, MEANS ,,,, NOT ,0,0,0,

Take your time and read thoroughly!!!

maybe i got the error because i was trying to do this command m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 without the hard drive case on
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thx Gradius2 and fatlip for the help

the drive is fixed now

another thing why the seagate serial checker say my drive is no affected went it is?

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I just did this on a Maxtor DiamondMax 22 500GB with MX15 firmware (same as SD15 on the Seagate brand).

Success!

Many thanks to Gradius and fatlip for posting this solution!

The Seagate serial checker shows my drive as unaffected, but it had "LED:000000CC FAddr:0024A051" error.

Just one comment: make sure you use correct upper/lower case letters for the commands.

I did "z" instead of "Z" and got

"Error 1008 DETSEC 00005006 R/W Status 2 R/W Error C4090081

Next User PLP CHW 000001.0.0108

Remaining Transfer Length 00000000"

seems OK though.

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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know if this rs232 ttl converter is suitable for the BSY recovery, I tried to communicate with the drive earlier with a modified cable serial from a mobile but got no response from the terminal at CTRL Z.

So i was going to order this one below, there real hard to find in the uk.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=260347113140

The same place also had this one listed

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RS232-to-5-Volt-TTL-...3A1%7C240%3A131

Not sure which if any are what i need.

Thanks Anth

StephenB

I Just PM'd you regarding your rs232 adapter your using.

Thanks Anth

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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know if this rs232 ttl converter is suitable for the BSY recovery, I tried to communicate with the drive earlier with a modified cable serial from a mobile but got no response from the terminal at CTRL Z.

So i was going to order this one below, there real hard to find in the uk.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...em=260347113140

The same place also had this one listed

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RS232-to-5-Volt-TTL-...3A1%7C240%3A131

Not sure which if any are what i need.

Thanks Anth

pictures please of terminal., and did you try swaping tx,rx?

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Hi Shuky,

Yeah I tried changing the rx and the tx but in hyperterminal i got no response at all from the CTRL Z command.

I set hyperterminal up as per Gradius's instructions, then the only change i made from then (after nothing happened the first time) was to set the ASCII setup to echo typed characters locally, so I could see the commands i was typing.

I think it may be to do with the rs232 adapter I tried to use, thats why i was wondering if anyone knew if either of the ones in the above links would be suitable.

Thanks Anth

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Hi Shuky,

Yeah I tried changing the rx and the tx but in hyperterminal i got no response at all from the CTRL Z command.

I set hyperterminal up as per Gradius's instructions, then the only change i made from then (after nothing happened the first time) was to set the ASCII setup to echo typed characters locally, so I could see the commands i was typing.

I think it may be to do with the rs232 adapter I tried to use, thats why i was wondering if anyone knew if either of the ones in the above links would be suitable.

Thanks Anth

i think those will work

but this is a lot cheaper

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAX232-RS232-to-TTL-...%3A1|240%3A1318

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Thanks,

I picked the other two because im in the UK and so where they and just thought of the delivery time.

Does it make any difference which i use, just one off them supplies the TTL with 5v and the other supplies it with 3.3v, the input voltage is not a problem as i can cover the range of input voltages for either device.

Thanks Again Anth

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Hi Shuky,

Yeah I tried changing the rx and the tx but in hyperterminal i got no response at all from the CTRL Z command.

I set hyperterminal up as per Gradius's instructions, then the only change i made from then (after nothing happened the first time) was to set the ASCII setup to echo typed characters locally, so I could see the commands i was typing.

I think it may be to do with the rs232 adapter I tried to use, thats why i was wondering if anyone knew if either of the ones in the above links would be suitable.

Thanks Anth

i think those will work

but this is a lot cheaper

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAX232-RS232-to-TTL-...%3A1|240%3A1318

you must have those zener diods to 2V7.

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Hi everyone,

So do i buy the one with the 3.3v ttl output or the one with 5v ttl output.

Please Help

Thanks Anth

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A small, maybe unuseful suggestion. :unsure:

Using Hyperterminal manually is likely to create problems with the less experienced users and those (they are more than you can expect ;)) that cannot simply follow a tutorial EXACTLY.

Maybe someone could see if it is possible to use another terminal and, at least partially (macros), script the procedure, some apps that come to my mind:

http://realterm.sourceforge.net/

http://hem.passagen.se/downloadlka/lka/index.htm

And htpe:

http://www.hilgraeve.com/hyperterminal.html

http://www.hilgraeve.com/htpe/newfeatures.html

About powering the interface, three 1.2 V Rechargeable batteries for 3.6 V (read 3.3 V) and 5 for 6 V (read 5 V) or even a plain 9 V one that you can salvage off your TV remote could be an alternative:

http://hackaday.com/2005/01/20/how-to-make-a-usb-battery/

http://www.cortscorner.com/hardware/usb_battery.html

http://hackaday.com/2005/01/28/how-to-usb-battery-v2/

Video:

http://revision3.com/systm/usbcharger2/

Even if you spend a few bucks, it will have surely some other use in the future.

jaclaz

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Hi everyone,

So do i buy the one with the 3.3v ttl output or the one with 5v ttl output.

Please Help

Thanks Anth

buy the 5v so u can use the Power supply RED cable to get the 5v u need

another thing is that my cable work with 3.3v and 5v dunno why they sell 2 diferent cables

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