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Seagate 7200.12 FIX

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SPECS: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB HDD from an Iomega External Hdd Shell.

Heres my story:

My 1TB 7200.12 external hdd fell of a high table !!! Its a hdd with ALL family pics, vids, and software. This is the ONLY hdd with this data.

After it fell, I connected it to a slow laptop but was able to browse it. Soon after I connnected it to my desktop to further test it.

To my horror, no response, only a blinking activity light and fast spinning felt.

Removed Hdd from shell, connected via SATA,....no response from windows or bios much less. Was in some deeeeep ....

Finally came across this guide from GRADIUS2, thinking I had the BSY error that it explained about.

Luckily, stashed away, I had a RS232 to TTL

I wired up everything, Had to revive an old dell with COM port 1st.

I pulled 5v and ground from the molex for the RS232. ( I know there was some debate on 5V but still it worked)

I just used old audio connectors to utilize the clip connectors.

Removed board, covered connectors(data ones not motor). If I didnt cover the data contacts, it would keep spinning very fast from power on

Fired up everything, no response in hyperterminal. , Switched RX and TX, but later found out that 5V was loose (RS232 board had a led)

Tried 1st BSY guide and immediately I realized what situation I was in: I had a 7200.12 !!!! not 7200.11 because:

Instead of replying with 'spinup/down complete', it said 'highpowermode....spin up/down complete'

(and also reviewed the label)

I googled if the guide will work for 7200.12 and it was a hit and miss with replies.

I reached the N1 command but with no response. Exited terminal, rebooted hdd. And tried again, nothing...now I didnt know what to do

Instead, I immediately went to the m0,1,,,,2 .... command skipping everything except spin up/down commands and, no response....I took a chance and rebooted everything at the most dangerous command...

To my suprise when I hooked it back to sata, it was found !!! but then it was 0mb and asked for format, HELL NO

I tried again, this time, using the lba0 guide: Done every step until m0,1,0,0,0...command and it worked !!!! The user partition format results slip showed successful

Hooked up to old dell, no response. Hooked up to new laptop, IT APPEARED !!!!

I immediately copied most of the files off to other hdd's. BUT Some files were unavailable, not sure why, maybe due to the drop ?? But most were there

Just thought I'd sign up and post this to give 7200.12 owners a relief

Again, many thanks to Gradius2 and his guide for the 7200.11 Fix

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Hi

I have the same problem, the disk is visible but shows 0 capacity.

I did all as written in Gradius' help but it didn't work ;(

The message returned:

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

Max Wr Retries = 00, Max Rd Retries = 00, Max ECC T-Level = 00, Max Certify Rewr

ite Retries = 0000

User Partition Format 0% complete, Zone 00, Pass 00, LBA 00009A64, ErrCode 000

00080, Elapsed Time 0 mins 30 secs

User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 30 secs

Zone re-format was skipped.

Still the disks shows 0 capacity. Can you help me to find out why it didn't work?

Best regards

Piotrek

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Still the disks shows 0 capacity. Can you help me to find out why it didn't work?

The post just above yours (and only post in this thread before yours) is by a member that reported success using ANOTHER set of commands. (seemingly NOT "m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22").

The report is incomplete and missing some (needed) detail.

With all due respect for the member that kindly posted it :), as-is it is seemingly not usable/replicable.

MInd you that we have NO actual "proof", being yours the 2nd report or so, WHAT the actual problem was in the case of member rmmsfn (nor the actual EXACT procedure he followed) nor we know WHAT is the actual problem with your case.

Whilst in the case of the 7200.11 the large majority of cases had these "lba0" symtoms and being the cause the same (still in the majority but not *all*cases) the given "cure" worked.

I supect that there may be different "illnesses" with the same "symptoms" but that require different "cures". :ph34r:

In any case the ONLY references I could find to a command similar to the mentioned commands starting with "m0,1," are here :w00t: :

So, DO NOT EVEN THINK to try them, unless we find some confirmation somewhere else.

jaclaz

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In any case the ONLY references I could find to a command similar to the mentioned commands starting with "m0,1," are here :w00t: :

http://www.msfn.org/...s/page__st__506

So, DO NOT EVEN THINK to try them, unless we find some confirmation somewhere else.

Explanation here: http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128807&view=findpost&p=962051

The "m0,1," will WIPE your disk, so DON'T try it!!ph34r.gifph34r.gifph34r.gif

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Thanks guys. I guess I'll have to wait for a solution or better address to a pro ;|

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Welcome.

Is there something new in the field of rescue Seagate 7200.12?

I have this drive "Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB HDD cc46"

Drive is not detected by the BIOS, but as I plug in the operation of the system, it detects it as:

Type -unknown.

No state -initiated

Partition style -Not applicable

Capacity -953 867 MB

Not allocated -953 867 MB

Reserved space -0 MB

Any suggestions?

As to what, I have a terminal and once I was able to save disk maxtor Diamond Max 22

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Drive is not detected by the BIOS, but as I plug in the operation of the system, it detects it as:

Well, if it's not detected by BIOS it may be in an "undefined"status, could be a BSY.

What the OS (BTW WHICH one?) reports is pretty much irrelevant.

We do have a "howto" for 7200.12:

http://computersciencelabs.blogspot.it/2011/02/seagate-720012-sim-error-firmware-fault.html

but I ave no idea if it may apply in your case :unsure: (basically it is the same as the 7200.11 but with the clear SMART command made later).

jaclaz

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All of these posts read and rewritten.

The system in which you can see the drive is XP sp3.

ERROR SIM procedure does not work.

On what would you start?

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All of these posts read and rewritten.

Rewritten?

The system in which you can see the drive is XP sp3.

Good.

ERROR SIM procedure does not work.

Well, this doesn't help much.

WHICH ERROR you get?

WHAT you see in terminal when issuing WHAT command?

Is the interface working with/without the PCB attached?

Need to short pins to get access?

Etc, etc., etc..

http://homepage.ntlworld.com./jonathan.deboynepollard/FGA/problem-report-standard-litany.html

Not enough data ....

On what would you start?

No ideas, sorry, see above.

An example of a complete report (and maybe also a solution):

http://forum.hddguru.com/seagate-7200-need-help-with-diagnosis-and-fix-t18907-40.html#p166981

jaclaz

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Motherboard is Asrock 939 dual sata 2 disk Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB HDD cc46

Welcome.

My problem is that I can not run the drive. I do not care about saving the data to disk only.

The BIOS can not see it, and the system (Windows XP SP3)

show only:

Type -unknown.

No state -initiated

Partition style -Not applicable

Capacity -953 867 MB

Not allocated -953 867 MB

Reserved space -0 MB

PartitionMagic 8.0 hangs.

AFTER CONNECTING TO BOARD without short-circuited.

Rst 0x20M

Servo Processor Is Reset.

RW: Disc Ctlr Initialization Completed.

ExecuteSpinRequest

(P) SATA Reset

ASCII Diag mode

F3 T>V4

Reassigned Sectors List

Entries: 0006, Retrieved: 0006, Alts: 0000, Removed: 061B, Pending: 0006, GList: 0000, RList: 0000

Idx LBA PBA LLLCHS of LBA PLPCHS of PBA SFI Hours Msecs Status BBM Mask

0000 0000000009BF 0000000009BF 000001.0.000B 000001.0.000B 03DC29 ----- ------ 00000001 --------

0001 0000000009C0 0000000009C0 000001.0.000C 000001.0.000C 03DE21 ----- ------ 00000001 --------

0002 0000000009C1 0000000009C1 000001.0.000D 000001.0.000D 03E019 ----- ------ 00000001 --------

0003 0000000009C2 0000000009C2 000001.0.000E 000001.0.000E 03E211 ----- ------ 00000001 --------

0004 000074706DAE 000074722C5D 03D447.1.004C 03D447.1.0055 0147C1 ----- ------ 00100001 --------

0005 000074706DAF 000074722C5E 03D447.1.004D 03D447.1.0056 0149B6 ----- ------ 00100001 --------

F3 T>/2

F3 2>Z

Spin Down Complete

Elapsed Time 10.503 secs

F3 2>U

HighPowerMode

ExecuteSpinRequest

Spin Up Complete

Elapsed Time 5.887 secs

F3 2>/

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

Max Wr Retries = 00, Max Rd Retries = 00, Max ECC T-Level = 16, Max Certify Rewrite Retries = not supported

User Partition Format 0% complete, Zone 00, Pass 00, LBA 000000009A64, ErrCode 00000080, Elapsed Time 0 mins 30 secs

User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 30 secs

Zone re-format was skipped. <--------------1.20 seconds after

F3 T>/1

F3 1>N1

Clear SMART is completed.

F3 1>

Disconnected the power.

SUCCESS !

Drive visible in BIOS! :-)

But unfortunately not in the system.

Only in Device Manager:

Type -unknown.

No state -initiated

Partition style -Not applicable

Capacity -953 867 MB

Not allocated -953 867 MB

Reserved space -0 MB

An attempt to update the firmware is not successful.

Not know what it comes from?

When updating the DiamondMax 22 also had a problem.

But fortunately, this drive system have uploaded, and it was able to update the firmware.

If you try to format the PartitionMagic 8.0 computer program crashed, and again after a reboot the drive is not visible in the BIOS.

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HI guys. did anyone find any solution about 7200.12 problems???

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I need same help on Seagate 7200.12 ST31000524AS drive which is i think damage by physical damage and head is stuck at one place and drive is spinning so what is that hyper terminal could resolve the problem ??

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If it is physical damage, of course nothing you (or anyone else) can do in firmware (or software) will be able to solve it.

 

jaclaz

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Hi,

My  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS , not detected in BIOS

i tried to fix it with usb-uart converter

 

my i have connected tx,rx,gnd between HDD and usb-uart converter

 

after connecting to my windows 7 and installing driver PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1_11_0 the device gets detected as COM16

when i connect to COM16 from putty terminal and power on the sata power supply

 

the terminal shows

______________________

 

Rst 0x20M
Servo Processor Is Reset.
RW Disc Ctlr Initialization Completed.
 
ExecuteSpinRequest
 
(P) SATA Reset

 

_________________

 

 

after this no response to ctrl+z

 

working from last 3 days..

 

where am i going wrong ?

please guide

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Check through a loopback test if the adapter is working.

Double check baud rate.

Triple check connections.

 

It is entirely possible that your disk is in some other failure cases.

 

jaclaz

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Hi,

My  Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS , not detected in BIOS

i tried to fix it with usb-uart converter

 

my i have connected tx,rx,gnd between HDD and usb-uart converter

 

after connecting to my windows 7 and installing driver PL2303_Prolific_DriverInstaller_v1_11_0 the device gets detected as COM16

when i connect to COM16 from putty terminal and power on the sata power supply

 

the terminal shows

______________________

 

Rst 0x20M

Servo Processor Is Reset.

RW Disc Ctlr Initialization Completed.

 

ExecuteSpinRequest

 

(P) SATA Reset

 

_________________

 

 

after this no response to ctrl+z

 

working from last 3 days..

 

where am i going wrong ?

please guide

Hi, in my case i had to press crtl+z as soon i'v heard the head of hdd mouving, so what i start to do is start pressing crtl+z two or tree times 1 second after powering up HDD and it always worked :)

btw still  working on that HDD but slowly loosing hope......

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