Hard Drive info:
100535537 rev a
So a few days ago it was working fine. Then for no apparent reason it just dopped off my system, and rebooting did nothing.
Bios does not see the hard drive.
I do not get any information at all from the terminal.
commands to the terminal do nothing.
I have a 3.3v usb to ttl cable. Loopback works fine. I've checked and rechecked that I had the rx and tx and ground connected properly.
The hard drive spins up and the heads sound/feel like they are moving normaly.
I've tried everything that has been linked to or listed that I've found on this site, and I think I'm down to my last two options on getting a working drive to remove the data.
1. send the drive to someone like donordrives.com and let them take a shot at getting a working board or,
2. Buy a replacement pcb and swap the firmware chip myself?
I have to tools to replace the chip with little problem, but considering what I've said above would it be better to send it out and let them try and aclimate it, or should I just give up on the drive?