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Hehehe thanks! I will then proceed to use the guide you gave since there is an entire forum that could be quite helpful when things go south. I'll read all of the info and send it to my dad aswell and will hopefully next week or the week after that be able to get my drive working again! Thanks for the info and i'll report back with hopefully good news!
Hey everyone, About 7 years ago I build my first computer, after about 2 years the harddisk crashed (at least, thats what I thought what happend) because I couldn't access my data anymore. I put the harddisk away and thought that some day when SATA disks are oldfashioned it would be really cheap to take it to a recovery-guy who could get some data off of it. When I yesterday went trough my old closet I came across my old Segate Barracuda HDD and after some Googling I quickly found out that there might be a way to recover my data, that how I ended up here. My harddisk: Seagate barracuda 7200.11 500 Gbytes S/N: 9QM8S37L ST3500320AS P/N: 9BX154-303 Firmware: SD15 Date code: 09192 Site code: kRATSG WWN: 5000C500108C22C7 Symptoms: In BIOS it says: "not detected". When I put my other HDD in it says: "WDC WD1002FAEX-002". It takes a long time to come past the first screen which just says "express gate" (which is the software that my motherboard uses) Sound: it seems to spin normally, after the first 2 seconds I hear a small crackling noise but thats it, it spins steady. Diagnosis Is this a problem that can be solved by the 'fix' that I can find on several sites? What to do now? I found this website: https://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/ and I would like to know if this is the right fix. My dad is quite handy with small electronics so I'm going to let him handle this. I also found some youtube video's online.