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busyhd

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  1. I finally took the courage to open the disk and it was with the head stuck. I moved it as described on multiple YouTube videos and now it's spinning again. It still has the BUSY problem as before, but I can't find a solution for that
  2. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfUWdDy-0Rc The HD shown in the video is a Seagate Freeagent GoFlex portable (photo), model STAA1000101 (FreePlay 1000GB). It had the busy problem, similar to the 7200.11 drives. I tried the known solution using the serial port, but after a few tries, it stoped spinning and started beeping. I am *sure* that I used the correct cable and connections (except for switching Rx/Tx one time, which AFAIK wouldn't cause this kind of damage). Questions: - Is this beep a known signal? What does it mean? - Would replacing the PCB, with a BIOS transfer to the new board, possibly fix it? I know it's hard to tell, but if it has any chance of being fixed, I'll do it, since I'm out of options. Thanks in advance.
  3. Well, if it is different from a 7200.11: the 7200.11 "fix" will NOT likely work this thread which is for 7200.11 ONLY is not the right place to ask questions about a non-7200.11To this you add two a few changes from the "known" paths/methods, the use of MacOSX, the use of Minicom (whatever it is), an unspeciified USB/TTL adapter and clearly you are not using the Windows Terminal. Verify it is a 7200.11 with model ending in AS. If it is not one, start a new thread about your issue, after having checked for other existing threads (there is one about the 7200.12 and one about the ES.2 or NS version of the 7200.11) but YMMGV, there is a concrete risk that you might trying to apply either the "wrong" cure to the "right" disease or the "right" cure to the "wrong" disease. Double check with point #1 of the read-me-first: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/143880-seagate-barracuda-720011-read-me-first/ jaclaz I understand the differences, the thing is that I have spent hours searching for a fix for my HD model, but apparently no one ever had this problem, so my last chance is to try the 7200.11 fix. If it doesn't work I'm throwing the disk out. Being it a Seagate, I think I can at least try the spin down command. My USB/TTL is working fine, Minicom is just a version of the Hyperterminal for Mac. At the moment I just need to find out which pin is which on the serial port of the HD. Just figured this was a better thread, even if for a different model, since the problem is related. Thanks for replying.
  4. I'm trying to use this method to recover a Seagate external HD (FreeAgent GoFlex portable) which has the BSY problem, but I'm getting no output in the terminal (I'm using Minicom on Mac OS X). The USB/TTL adapter is working fine. The disk makes some noise, but it is different from the normal spin noise it makes when I plug it via USB. Is it possible that the serial port in this drive is different from the 7200.11? It has 4 pins and I'm assuming it is [-unused- | GRND | RX | TX]. What else could I try? Thanks for any help.
  5. I have a Seagate external HD, model FreeAgent GoFlex (STAA1000101) which is always in BUSY state, no matter if connected via USB, SATA, on Windows or Mac OS. After reading a million pages, I found out about the solution for the 7200.11 drives, and am willing to try that. Is it possible that this will work? If not, what other options do I have? The data isn't worth paying a recovery company, but worth anything I can do myself. Thanks for any help.
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