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  1. No problem. I'll order my RS232 TTL now, but it should only arrieve after 27th.

    If anyone try this guide (before than me), please comment if you had some difficulty, or something like that. The hardest part I see is to re-connect the PCB back to HDA while is still under power.


    I just ordered an RS232 board, but I'm gonna wait till all the kinks are ironed out.

    Maybe someone with basic programming skills will release a simple GUI/program that automates the whole thing.

    As for mounting the logic board, I'd use a teflon strip on the motor contacts, and pull it once the 2 screws next to either contact grids are secured down.

  2. Thanks For putting this together Gradius.

    For those who can't find the "RS232 to TTL" board locally, there are plenty of them on ebay, just search for "RS232 -usb" or "MAX232"

    Also, make sure its rated for 5v, then you can power it from your PSU.

    And if anyone can find the little jumper cables on ebay too, please post a link.

    In Windows XP SP3, the HyperTerminal is in "C:\Program Files\Windows NT\hypertrm.exe"

  3. Just a thought... instead of trying to crack the password, is anyone on the forums well versed enough with low level Windows device driver stuff, such that they can write an ATA sniffer to see what commands are being sent from the HDDoctor software? Perhaps that's another way to get at the solution... at least that one is proven, whereas this one may or may not be real... Just a thought...

    A. We are not cracking anything. That would be illegal and a violation of forum rues. What we are trying to do is recover a password to a publicly available file. :whistle:

    B. An ATA/Serial sniffer has been suggested a dozen times, but first we need someone with an HD Doctor who is willing to do that. But you are right, that would be the best solution to this problem. :thumbup

  4. What do you think of the distributed attack idea?

    That would be great, except none of the RAR password recovery tools are multi-threaded, so my quad core is working at 1/4 possible load. At this rate the "english with smart mutations" is gonna take about 20hrs.

    If anyone can find a GPU (Cuda) powered RAR recovery program, please let us know. Those chips brute force about 20 times faster than consumer CPUs.

    By the way, this is all assuming the password is actually a WORD. A true brute force would take a few decades.

    So unlike all those d**kheads over on the HDD Guru forums.

    Yeah, those pillocks a complete cun*s. As soon as they start to figure something out, there's as storm of back peddling and covering up/post removals, as it may affect their "bread and butter". WTF is the point of having a help forum if any actual "help" is removed on the grounds that it's bad for their bottom line. Pr*cks, the lot of em.

  5. I found a china-company that have a software for com-terminals that can fix lba=0 and bsy fix but the file you can download was encrypted with a password so if anybody is good in that kind a stuff you can find the file attached in this message.

    I'm betting the password is Chinese, but I'll try an english attack with smart mutations anyway. And a 6 digit numerical while I'm at it. Silly single threaded software :rolleyes:

  6. Hmm.. all listed 7200.11 models coincidentally appear to have that 0,34% annualized failure rate.. 0,34% of how many drives in total would that be?

    Well, my drive 100% failed in 4 months, so that's and Annualized Failure Rate of 300% !! I Win !!

    Awwwsommmme !!! i think we should all throw in and get Fuzzy a WD Black as a first place drive, for real, that really is bad luck dude............

    Heh, already bought one, but Thanks :thumbup

    From seagate forum, it appears he has a fix/ solution for this problem.



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    I had the same issue with no detect in BIOS on boot. I also had the same frustrations in trying to get this acknowledged by support. However after much research I've found out that the firmware locked the drive in a BUSY state that does not allow BIOS detection. I ordered a repair kit online and it was able to reset the firmware and I have the drive working 100% now. No data lost, and I'm still using the drive so no need for RMA either. Kit was expensive though but this issue IS fixable.

    If anyone needs help please feel free to PM me. I'm not a professional recoverer, just a determined Seagate customer but given the lack of recovery options Seagate is providing I'm hoping I can help other people out through this most frustrating experience.

    I'm based in Toronto, Canada.

    Has anyone contacted this man? He may be able to listen to the TX - RX lines and give us exactly the commands we need.

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