No, there is nothing "flawed" in the "lift".
- may apply to head contacts OR to motor contacts
- it does NOT apply (without the "short circuit" trick) to ES2 drives (according to the reports we had)
I have no actual "answers", for you unfortunately
, only my common sense tellng me that:
- since everyone in an actual BSY or LBA0 on a ES2 drive HAD to short circuit the two pins to get access to terminal
- since you did not need the above, then the situation of your dirves is NOT the one for which we do know a remedy
It is very possible that since your drives are 250 Gb we simply miss the "right" procedure or, if you prefer, there is for that model an additional "trick" we know nothing about.
I know that it may sound "queer" and/or "harsh" but all we know (which is very little) is a procedure to revive a given model (actually two of them) of drives suffering from two common problems due to a known firmware fault.
As hinted in the Read-me-first, point #1:
the known-to-be-working procedure is NOT a "solve-any-problem-you-might-have-with-an-HD", but, since it represents a sort of "reset" it may help also in solving problems due to "other" causes.
The "buzz-buzz" sound you hear may
be caused by something else, like a stuck motor (quite common on modern drives), but it may also mean that somehow drive cannot read anymore "calibration data" or whatever.
Are you sure you didn't - by mistake - exchange the PCB's?
Can you "feel" the hard disk spinning?
Did you cycle power?
Can you now connect through terminal?
Can you try with the PCB fully connected to issue a "spin up" command?
Please do understand that you are - with all due respect - a blindman guided by (at the most) a short sighted one-eyed-man
Blessed are the one-eyed in the land of the blind
I may be blessed
what I suggest is not "real" knowledge but rather "some past experience" and may well lead you astray.
This post has been edited by jaclaz: 28 May 2011 - 06:54 AM