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Everything posted by BetKing

  1. The PSU I used and have been using, and it's almost 20 years old (15-16), but I dare you to say it's not any good. It was built in "the good old days". It's been through hell and back, and still works 110%
  2. Want to hear something really funny? Or nice. I actually saved a hare (bunny) from a Fox the other night. When the fox saw me it ran away, and the hare was saved. I wish I had taken a picture of it all, but even then, it was too dark.
  3. Please keep us updated! Greetz, Peter. Ok, here goes. Just tried it now I have all the details sorted out, and this is how it went. Need I say more? One ST3500620AS OEM Dell (DE12 Firmware) now "fixed": ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- User Partition Format 5% complete, Zone 00, Pass 00, LBA 00004339, ErrCode 000 00080, Elapsed Time 0 mins 05 secs User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 05 secs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I give the Pololu 23201a Serial Adapter A+++ grade. The price was €9.27 + VAT and shipping (kit, you had to solder it together). Thanks guys! Keep up the good work/advice.
  4. Yeah, sorry about that, I kinda missed the (3 - 5.5V) thing on the Pololu. I was however more certain that I would want to ground that pin, was just curious why he hadn't done that in the guide.
  5. I read through what I quoted, ofc. But I was just wondering if someone had a better explanation, that's all. Well, now I know, I'm going to cover both of them with cardstock. Method #3. If you don't have any problems, you can always make some.
  6. Read this also: http://www.msfn.org/...=128807&st=2330 http://www.msfn.org/...=128807&st=2332 jaclaz Yes, I realize that you power the Vcc from external PSU or such. But, isn't Carter (the guy that made the guide above) using the +5 V of the old PSU Molex plugs, and not ~ 3,3? As I see it, he taps it of the Molex to SATA power adapter. Another thing, why isn't he connecting the third pin (from the right), next to the RX pin to ground, like a lot of others here seem to do? Is it enough to connect GND to the power of the SATA adapter on the right (blue rectangular on the pic)? Just trying to be 110% sure of things before I sink my teeth into the beef, so to speak.
  7. That "converter" outs 2.8 volt on the Vcc? Is that sufficent?
  8. That looks like a good choice indeed and you will certainly be able to "Talk" to the drive using it, however don't forget to externally supply power to this board between the VCC- and GND-lines I'm not quite sure what you mean, I'm going to follow the guide and it has 4 wires going from the board to the PCB of the 7200.11, and it's also using a normal molex HDD-power connector. But this with power between Vcc and GND. Hmm..
  9. No I mean that in one guide he covers the connecting terminals "under" the PCB to the left and in the other guide it's the connectors to the center. Here you see them both: He also writes, quote: Was just wondering if anybody knew why, and so on. More than just a random trial and error.
  10. Just a quick question here. Why is it that some guides covers the connectors from the PCB at the front and some guides covers the connectors on the left back? Like if you watch the youtube video vs the guide from mapleleafmountain.com. Just a thing I noticed. Or do I have to read through all the pages of the threads here to find out? Ok, I wont bore you with more dull questions.
  11. So you also have the ST3500620AS, and you managed to get it working with this fix. This gives me hope. I today received a Pololu 23201a Serial Adapter that seems to be a nice choice, for this fix. I am slowing working up, soldering, connecting to have a go at it. Tell you later how it works out.
  12. I guess it's pointless (as much as these HD fails are unfortunate). I tried to convey this same message n times, but it simply does not "pass-through". http://www.msfn.org/...=128807&st=2690 http://www.msfn.org/...=128807&st=2535 http://www.msfn.org/...=128807&st=1770 I do understand (and sympathize with ) people having problems with their hard disks and that are looking for a solution, but, once again, this is NOT the miracle cure for ANY disease of ANY hard disk. This fix has mostly been used on the 7200.11 ST3500320AS and ST3500340AS drives, I don't know 500GB, 750GB or so. With the SD-Firmware. However there have been reports of some people getting this fix to work on OEM drives with the HP-Firmware as well. That is why I am trying to figure out if my ST3500620AS with the Dell DE11 firmware would work with this fix. Just an idea.
  13. And the fact that apple's computers these days are identical to pcs? Apple really fell from grace for me, when they sold out and started using Intels.
  14. Capille, the manufacture date on your disc is 2nd Jan 2009, 2009-01-02. You can find sites to calculate the date with online. Até logo. B)
  15. I just saw this for sale, at an online auction site, is this an OEM that has been repaired? Or what is it?
  16. 9QM6****:ST3500620AS:9BX144-033:DE12:09103:2008-09-09:KRATSG:2008-09-25:2010-03-28:OEM:BetKing:Sweden:(no detect bios):Vista Business OEM x64:LiteOn 350W Dell Vostro 410 (still works fine) Adding my disk to your list.
  17. Just a quick question guys. Someone I talked to over here that had this problem with his 7200.11 disk, went out and bought another one, working. Maybe the new one even had a newer firmware. Switched the PCB on the disks and got the disk working. Is this possible here too, or did he have a non-working PCB? Would that method work, or does the problem lie elsewhere?
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  19. I have a Seagate ST3500620AS OEM drive with firmware DE12, it comes from a Dell that is not seeing the drive in BIOS. Has anyone tried these methods with a drive like this? Seems really tricky doing this, first time.
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