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The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs

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VideoRipper    0

Hi halbarad,

Hi, I'm trying again with this cable, now with the HD connected

Re-read carefully what Jaclaz wrote:

  1. DO NOT connect ANYTHING to the cable adapter.
  2. Plug it in a USB port.
  3. Do a loopback test.

This means: do this loopback-test first, if that doesn't work, there's no sense

in continuing to the next step :no:

To do the loopback test should I connect RX to TX or that should work anyways?

In short: yes.

  1. Plug it into a USB-port
  2. Connect the RX-wire to the TX-wire (effectively creating "The loop")
  3. Find out its COM-port (in Device manager)
  4. Open a new session in HyperTerminal
  5. Make sure Echo is off
  6. Select the COM-port number found in step 3
  7. Type some characters on the keyboard; the same characters *should*
    appear inside the terminal screen while typing.

In conclusion, do I have to supply power to this cable or not?

We don't know (yet) since the seller isn't too clear about that. :unsure:

But if the loopback test failed it *might* need an external power supply

(or it *might* also be defective, we don't know yet).

If you have (or can get your hands on) a multimeter, it's easy to determine:

just measure the voltage between the Vcc-wire and the GND-wire, while it's

connected to the USB-port:

  • When it's 3.3V - 5V the wire is supplying power and you *shouldn't* need to
    apply external power to it for the RS232 driver.
  • If there's no power coming out, it's either broken or (more likely) it needs
    an external power supply.

If you can't get hold of a multimeter, you can do a poor-man's job by using

a bicycle (6V) lamp and see if it lits when you connect it to the convertor's

Vcc and GND-wires.

(warning: only do this briefly and use a low-power (Wattage) lamp or you will

overload the convertor!)

When there's no power coming out of the convertor apply two 1.5V batteries in

series (making 3V) to the Vcc and GND-terminals and redo the loopback test.

Greetz,

Peter.

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jaclaz    941

To do the loopback test should I connect RX to TX or that should work anyways?

Sure, a "loop" that is not closed is not a "loop". ;)

See here:

By now you should know it by heart, however, read again point #8 AND links within it.

You shouldn't be "desperate" check point #14 of the said read-me-first. :whistle:

Don't worry, don't panic, :).

jaclaz

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fackeid    0

Hi

After following command sequence i am getting following errors.

please guide me for this

ASCII Diag mode

F3 T>/2

F3 2>Z

Spin Down Complete

Elapsed Time 6.015 secs

F3 2>

ASCII Diag mode

F3 T>/2

F3 2>U

HighPowerMode

ExecuteSpinRequest

Spin Up Complete

Elapsed Time 3.624 secs

F3 2>/1

F3 1>N1

Init SMART Fail

I cant proceed further

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jaclaz    941

I cant proceed further

Well, try again.

Take power off from everything, connect the HD normally, see if it has changed it's LBA0 state.

If yes, try getting your data back, first thing.

If no, try the procedure again from start.

It is possible that your drive is suffering from another problem....

jaclaz

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VideoRipper    0
ASCII Diag mode

HighPowerMode

Erm... one question: what firmware version does your harddrive use

(and what type of drive is it)?

I've never seen those responses with SD15 firmware :unsure:

Greetz,

Peter.

Edited by VideoRipper

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cuudulieu    0

Hi guys,

I have a Seagate Barracuda HDD with the following specifications:

Seagate 160Gb 7200.12

Model : ST3160318AS

FW : CC38

No detect

I have tried with dku5:

F3 T>/1

F3 1>N1

F3 1>N1

Init SMART Fail

LED:000000CC FAddr:0024E2DB

LED:000000CC FAddr:0024E2DB

LED:000000CC FAddr:0024E2DB

LED:000000CC FAddr:0024E2DB

LED:000000CC FAddr:0024E2DB

what means this message?

someone please help me?

Edited by cuudulieu

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jaclaz    941

I have a Seagate Barracuda HDD with the following specifications:

Seagate 160Gb 7200.12

Compare with point #1 and #2 of the Read-me-first:

Pretty much a non-target!

I see that you have then double-posted, so discussion (if any) continues here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=145646

jaclaz

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annoyedman    0

Hello fellas,

Been trying to debrick my terabyte 7200.11 drives (have two, both of them not showing in BIOS) with no success so far.

I bought this

http://alldav.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=21

from this guide

http://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/

So. I soldered four wires to all four access points, and when I connect the RX to TX (loop test, just these two wires), it works. I see my typing in the terminal. So the product works, and is powered if I understand the last few posts prior to my own post. So I do not need to plug in the GND or the 5V+ wire to anywhere on the HDD, just the RX and TX. So.

I then plug the RX (PC) to TX (HDD) and vice versa for the other wire and plug the power (sata from PSU). The PCB heats up, meaning it gets power. But Ctrl + Z does not work. It just remains blank.

Please help.

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VideoRipper    0

Erm... the PCB shouldn't "Heat" up; it *might* get warm-ish after being powered

for an hour or so, but it should not get hot :o

  • Make sure the ground wire of the convertor is also connected
  • Are you sure the RS232-end of the convertor is powered with 3.3V
    and not 5V?
  • Try reversing the TX and RX wires

Greetz,

Peter.

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jaclaz    941

NO. :(

The guide uses this one:

http://alldav.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9&products_id=11

the new version of which is this one:

http://alldav.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=28

Please notice how the word "TTL" is used in the description of BOTH the above.

Notice also how on the product you linked to there is NO mention of "TTL" but mention of "UART".

Cannot say if it means anything :unsure:, but the FT232R:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/FT232R.htm

can output different levels, depending on how the board is made:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Documents/DataSheets/DS_FT232R.pdf

  1. If pin 4 of the IC is connected to pin 17 it is configured for 3.3 V (right for this use)
  2. If pin 4 of the IC is connected to pin 20 or however to + 5v CC (possibly wrong for this use)

So I do not need to plug in the GND or the 5V+ wire to anywhere on the HDD, just the RX and TX.

You are of course perfectly free to do whatever you want :), but this is NOT what is recommended, please check point #7 of the read-me-first:

jaclaz

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fackeid    0

Hi

Thanks "jaclaz" for suggestions

I have re tested the hard drive. It is now detecting but not showing any partition in the Windows XP.

So I rechecked it so I found Bad sectors in this hard drive and , bad sectors are in very huge amount say out of 10,000MB 17000-190000 sectors are bad.

So now my question is what do you think, are these bad sectors are introduced after this firmware reset process?

(Please note - my hdd type is - Laptop SATA disk of Seagate 5400.6 series, is this going to make any issue over here?)

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SnakeByte2    0

Hi...

I'm attempting to implement the BSY fix on a 500GB 7200.11 (ST3500320AS) and I'm a bit stuck.

I obtained an RS232 to TTL adapter and connected a 2032 battery. I'm running the whole thing through a USB to Serial adapter, mush as per the set up shown in this tutorial. It shows up for me as COM5. I've set up HypetTerminal connection for 38400, 8, N, 1, no flow control.

I ran a loopback test and it was successful.

I then connected the adapter to the hard drive. Adapter Tx to Seagate Rx and Rx to Seagate Tx , and when I connected in HyperTerminal I got the expected LED:00 00 00 CC FAddr: 00 24 A5 01 code. I figured this confirmed that communications could be properly established with the drive.

I shut things down and then placed an insulator between the circuit board and the contacts as recommended. However, I can't establish a connection in HyperTerminal. When I do a CTRL Z I get a stylized f or some other character but I can not get to the drive's F3 T> prompt.

I removed the circuit board completely from the drive to no effect. I re-attached the circuit board to the drive and get the expected LED:00 00 00 CC FAddr: 00 24 A5 01 again. I tried reversing the Rx and Tx connections just in case but that didn't help.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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jaclaz    941

....

I then connected the adapter to the hard drive. Adapter Tx to Seagate Rx and Rx to Seagate Tx , and ....

Grounding? :unsure:

Point #7 of read-me-first:

jaclaz

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SnakeByte2    0

....

I then connected the adapter to the hard drive. Adapter Tx to Seagate Rx and Rx to Seagate Tx , and ....

Grounding? :unsure:

Point #7 of read-me-first:

jaclaz

Hi jaclaz...

Thanks for the comment.

I think I'm OK in respect to grounding. I have the negative (-) of the CR2032 battery connected to the GND of the adapter (with the positive (+) connected to VCC of the adapter). As far as I know that meets the requirements as stated in Point #7.

I'm going to try this gain on a PC that has a fixed serial port so I can bypass the USB to serial adapter and see if that helps.

sb

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jaclaz    941

I think I'm OK in respect to grounding. I have the negative (-) of the CR2032 battery connected to the GND of the adapter (with the positive (+) connected to VCC of the adapter). As far as I know that meets the requirements as stated in Point #7.

Then, the text must not be clear enough :unsure::

I will repeat myself, you NEED a (black) wire connecting:

  • the HD "Ground" pin
  • the (standard PC) Power Supply black wire
  • the converter "Ground" or 0V pin or connector or wire
  • if a battery is used, the - (minus) side/pin of it
  • if a separate Power Supply is used, it's black wire or 0V pin or connector or wire

Out of 5 4 (as two are mutually exclusive) points you listed 2 only

jaclaz

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