I see that you private messaged me. I'll post my discussion here, so that others with the same problems can follow. Also, maybe others can chime in. This is gonna be a long post..
After doing some research, I realized that you have posted on many, many, many, forums trying to solve this problem. lol.
Here is what i know so far.
You have posted on these forums:
I found a links of hardware commands here
Let me see if i understand your problem....i am building a picture of what happened from looking at what you posted and read on other forums...
1.) You have a seagate hard drive and it stopped working.
2.) You got error "Error 1009 DETSEC 00006008".
3.) You found this post "let's say we have a seagate with many bad sectors( to many for logical scan). how can we repair such a drive without self scan? i know that T8 command in terminal, format the drive butt the bad sectors found goes to alt list. anyone knows another command Tx or a combination of test to format the drive and hide the defects found to user track list(plist)?
4.) Now you are trying to use the Tx or T8 command to interact with the firmware to repair bad sectors.
Here is what i need:
1.) I need you to tell me the story from the beginning. You just dropped a EXTREMELY complicated problem on my lap.
2.) Why can't you use standard recovery software? How important or sensitive is this data? If the data is extremely important, you can pay companies to professionally recover the data. What you are trying to do seems very risky
3.) Link me to every forum that you posted on regarding this problem. I need to gather all the information that i can.
4.) I'm a electronic engineer who designs and maintains embedded firmware, I do both hardware and software so i might be able to provide some help. I have a basic understanding of most embedded systems. (I recently graduated from college only 6 months ago, so I'm still relatively new at this). I am gong to need some time to do some reading and research to bring myself up to speed. Right now i am on lunch break at work, so I'll do more reading later today or tomorrow.
5.) If you have any special cables (I read something about you using a visiting card to disable motor contacts?) or anything like that you are using to program post information about them. Pictures and block diagram of anything you have already figured out would be nice. Again, i am trying to bring myself up to speed on exactly what is going on.
P.S. I assume you have some programming or engineering experience?
I'll work with you until you get your problem fixed. No need to post on another 30 forums, and hope someone answers. I have no experience with hard drives at this low level, but it's something i can figure out. :-)
My lunch break is over, so I'll do more reading and research later.Edited by crimsontears809739 - 2/14/12 at 9:59am