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  1. Hi all, I have a set of the ttl adapter and usb-serial cable which I used to fix mine. I don't have any use for it anymore and it's sitting gathering dust, so if anyone wants a set to fix their hard disk, I can sell my set, say for USD10 or equivalent excluding postage. Message me if you are interested. I'm located in KL, Malaysia. Here's a photo of the set, along with 2 cables I salvaged from old PC for connection to the PC power source (use the floppy drive molex adapter) and for connecting to the hard disk TX and RX. Update: 28/July - sorry the parts are sold. for those who can buy from eba
  2. Hi, Read the steps and instructions carefully. UPPERCASE and lowercase results in different results. Here's an example for you (from my own successful fix) F3 T>/2 F3 2>z LED:000000CC FAddr:0025BF67 LED:000000CC FAddr:0025BF67 F3 T>/2 F3 2>Z Spin Down Complete Elapsed Time 0.128 msecs So in your case, you should be doing the /2 and Z to spin down the drive, then remove papercard and spin up and follow the rest of the instructions. Good luck!!
  3. I'm so happy I learnt a new language here!! VAI-TE FUDER SEAGATE! VAI-TE FUDER SEAGATE! VAI-TE FUDER SEAGATE!
  4. this works perfectly fine - just go get this if you want a confirmed working part. http://cgi.ebay.com/MAX232-RS232-To-TTL-Co...93%3A1|294%3A50 Just buy this, and use another 4 wires to connect the power from the Desktop PC connectors to this and the RX/TX on the Seagate hard disk. Then get a USB/Serial cable or a serial cable and connect to your laptop/desktop and you are all set! It worked for me.
  5. hallwal, Use Seagate Seatools to do short/long DST/generic tests. See if those passes. If those fails, then use the Seatools for DOS (create a bootable CD from the iso in Program FilesSeagateSeatools - or something like that) and use the DOS version to do a long test. The DOS version allows you to fix any problems found. HTH. Any luck? I am having the same problem! My 1TB Seagate died last summer after 2 months of use; BIOS recognized as 0 GB, "fixed" a few days ago using RS232-TTL commands outlined here. XP now lists the drive (but not the volume name), but system runs slow and if I try to
  6. maxjix, congrats. it looks exactly as how i did as well to fix mine. have you updated to SD1A? if no, can you do a quick check using seagate seatools short/long dst/generic tests and see if those pass? If yes, then it's fine. After you update to SD1A, check again with seatools and see if those pass. In my case, I updated to SD1A immediately after copying out data, and then seatools gave me failure in the dst/generic tests. If no, check out my post below - you will need to use Seatools for DOS to do a long test to 'fix' some of the issues. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?s=&amp...st&
  7. Kador, I've followed Gradius2's first post to fix mine. It works FOR ME. period. It seems that aviko knows a lot more and comments that some of the commands are dangerous, etc, etc. It may be true. And I may have been really lucky not to have lost my data. But in the end, it works for me. Look at my latest post on the Seatools though, encountered some issues but is now fixed. Hello I have 2 drives bricked : one 7200.11 and one ES.2 I tried to contact seagate for 10 days, and got anything but professional responses (I have a ton of seagates drives, those guys just don't want to keep their cust
  8. Hi all, Ok, something new I've found out - maybe the rest of you can check/test. After I've followed the first post to fix my hard disk (by isolating PCB/HDA, then issue commands spin down, up, F3 T>i4,1,22 then power cycle, then m0,2,2,,,,,22) - I've also updated the firmware to SD1A, formatted it in Windows, and ran a checkdisk/surface scan. All looks ok. In fact I could access the data, copy them out, copy data in, access, apparently no issues. Then I tried to use Seatools to run the SMART check, short/long DST, short/long generic, and the SMART check passed but not the short/long DST/ge
  9. not sure, looks more like an adapter. i bought this from ebay and used it to fix mine: http://cgi.ebay.com/MAX232-RS232-To-TTL-Co...93%3A1|294%3A50
  10. aviko, like i said : "Note that I am NO data recovery expert, I DO NOT work with s***gate hard disks daily, and I KNOW NUTS ABOUT THE COMMANDS above, but I know they fixed my crap 7200.11. I'm just posting the above as a reference, based on my experience using the 1st post to fix my hard disk. I've completed copying out all my data and now am using it (after upgrade to SD1A) but am very cautious about it." I'm sure you know much much more than me. I admit I know probably 1 on a scale of 0-100. I've noticed that you have posted really a lot of comments and fixes. As someone has mentioned, we ar
  11. Ok, just as reference to others. I followed the 1st post and fixed my hard disk. Below are details: 1. Power off everything 2. Unscrew PCB from HDA, put cardboard to isolate the 4 contacts (i think it was 4) 3. Power up hard disk using power from PC 4. Use hyperterminal -> Ctrl-Z 5. Issue the /2 and Z commands F3 T>/2 F3 2>Z Spin Down Complete Elapsed Time 0.128 msecs 6. Remove the cardboard isolation. Screw in all remaining screws to secure PCB to HDA. 7. Issue the rest of the commands F3 2>U Spin Up Complete Elapsed Time 6.736 secs F3 2>/1 F3 1>N1 F3 1>/T F3 T>i4,1,22
  12. Just shut up aviko. Your attitude is unacceptable and it's got nothing to do with English as a native language. Many people here does not have English as their native language but it's common decency and respect for others. To the rest, please just IGNORE his rants and we will get on with the topic, which is solving/improving the fix for this 7200.11. IGNORING is the best way to shut him/her out, replying will just continue to encourage him to troll around and add more replies. Personally, I think the solution is simple enough to perform already - but I salute Gradius for trying to work out a
  13. if the data is important, cannot be reproduced, you better back it up. never know what may happen. for example, if a power failure happens during the firmware update - you might be staring at a brick. good luck!
  14. looks correct, but can never be sure. i bought this and it worked for me. http://cgi.ebay.com/MAX232-RS232-To-TTL-Co...93%3A1|294%3A50 Looking at yours, it should work as well. Are you drawing power from one of your PC's connector? Try the small power socket normally meant for floppy drives. Connect the red wire to VCC and black wire to GND on your rs232. Then make sure TXD on it goes to RX on 7200.11 and RXD on it goes to TX on 7200.11. Also the rs232 you bought seem to have power indicators, does the blue light come on when you apply power to it??
  15. i think you may have covered this, but are you sure you have power going to the rs232?? try all the com ports and none of them work? what about RX and TX? make sure they are connected correctly. RX on rs232 to TX on hard disk and vice versa. Maybe take a photo of your setup and see if we can spot anything out of the ordinary?
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