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  1. It seems pretty much like a non-target : @UzY3L Sometimes it happens because of BAD contacts (not enough current passing through): http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=142565 or because you used a too thick cardboard/whatever and a pin is slightly bent. Check contacts and try again. jaclaz Hello, jaclaz! I checked the contacts, everything is working as it should. But now I get a repetitive clicking sound when trying to "U" my motor. I get the same DETSEC error but the drive remains powered-up, despite the clicking sound. Any solutions or is it a mechanical failure?
  2. Sorry for the double-post. If someone can merge this for me I would be extremely grateful! The drive's motor sound ok until we get to the "U" part. It sounds like it's spinning back up but it does some weird mechanical sounds and then, the error I have just posted.
  3. Hello! I managed to salvage a Seagate from a friend but when I tried to "resurrect" it, it gave me this : F3 T>/2 F3 2>Z Spin Down Complete Elapsed Time 0.141 msecs F3 2>U Error 1009 DETSEC 00006008 Spin Error Elapsed Time 26.717 secs R/W Status 2 R/W Error 84150180 F3 2>/1 F3 1>N1 Unable to load Diag Overlay So, am I to understand that the drive has no chance?
  4. Thank you so much, everyone! I ordered a Nokia CA-42 cable and it worked like a charm! Drive is back online, firmware upgraded and copying files like it's the end of the world I must be lucky because the cable that I bought was a cheap copy (didn't know that until I received via express delivery). It had a chip on it that said something like RS2303 and the wires on it were labeled from 1 through 6. Anyway, it just watched the youtube video and figured out the Rx and Tx by collour and it worked! Thank you very much for your support and your thoughtful answers! I couldn't have done it without you! Love&Peace!
  5. Well.. until recently, I didn't even know you can connect a HDD via COM port let alone of a UBS to TTL cable. Indeed, that would be more convenient (if I can find a shop that sells it, that is). I never thought of that because I wanted to follow Gradius2's instructions. He said an adapter is the best way to go so that's what I stuck with. In the event that the adapter doesn't work, an USB to TTL cable sounds very good indeed. Thank you both for your patience and your answers. They will help me a lot! I hope the next time I post here it will be with some good news. Love&Peace!
  6. To jaclaz : I am sorry, I wish I could provide you with more info, but I was never passionate about electronics (kinda hits me in the face now, though). My friend suggested that I buy five 35V 10uF capacitors because he said something like there's gonna be 12V + 12V on that thing which equals 24V. I couldn't find 35V 10uF capacitors but I found 25V 10uF capacitors so I figured they would work. He wasn't exactly pleased, but he said they should do the job. Anyway, if it doesn't work, I'm not gonna give up. Gonna keep trying with your schematics, jaclaz Thank you once again for your delightful insight on the issue! Love&Peace!
  7. Thank you for your answer, jaclaz! Sorry if I was a little ambiguous. It is the first time I've even heard of connecting a hard-drive that way and I'm not into electronics. Let's just say I'm an overall n00b at this whole scenario. So, here's the schematic that I showed my friend and which he says he's gonna follow : http://www.kmitl.ac.th/~kswichit/MAX232/MAX232.htm I know, I'd go mad too if every single page in a post had the title : Can I fix my drive? I'm sorry for not posting all of the available information and I want to thank you for the quick reply. So... Thank you Love&Peace!
  8. Hello! Sorry if I missed anything, but I couldn't go through all 95 pages to see if it's been done before. I have a Seagate 7200.11 blocked in the BSY state (no BIOS detection). HDD powers-up, spins-up and then, nothing. I cannot buy the RS232 to TTL/CMOS adapter because there is no shipping to my country so I decided to build one. I bought a MAX232 MCU, five 25V 10uF capacitors, an input COM connection and the PCB will be made by a friend who is into electronics. He'll also do the soldering and stuff. What I want to know is if this DIY adapter is gonna work? Has anyone tried making one before?