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yes i tested another drive i had around and now i know the 7200.11 wont spin up. does that mean its not a BSY error and just a stuck/broken disc? the drive was never dropped or bumped. just disappeared from the BIOS.
a few weeks ago a hard drive went missing from my bios, i had used it as a transfer drive from my old system to my new system but never got around to copying everything to the new 2TB drive. after much searching i found out about the 7200.11 firmware issues and the BSY error. i purchased this http://www.ebay.com/itm/FT232BM-BL-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-11-Firmware-Fix-tool-complete-USB-powered-/280748167812?_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D2%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D6385616222905739610 and pulled hyperterminal off an old xp disc, got everything connected and when i powered up the drive i heard an ever so slight buzzing sound. i couldn't get the drive to spin down and kept getting LED:000000CE FAddr:00280569 LED:000000CE FAddr:00280569 LED:000000CE FAddr:00280569 LED:000000CE FAddr:00280569 in the hyperterminal display. so i disconnected the power and slid a card between the board and the motor contacts. power up and no sound! follow the steps and got the spin down complete dialog. i then slid the card out and tightened the screws. ran the F3 2>U command and nothing happened except the sound started again. not sure what else to try. i've now found threads talking about a frozen spindle and the buzzing sound it makes. could i have been so lucky as to have both errors happen at the same time? any help would be appreciated. i made a video of the buzzing sound. sorry its so low volume but you can barely hear it even with it next to your ear. its as loud as it is because the table is on is magnifying the vibration/noise. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-e5xeTmN8A