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Does anyone that has completed this FIX for the 7200.11 have the CA-42 cable that WORKED!

or any of the RS232 adapters, or a complete setup that worked for them. That I could borrow. I'll pay shipping to and from, and return it asap. or buy it from you. I need one to fix my drive.
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Hi guys, hope somepeople are still monitoring this thread and could possible provide assistance.

Im in the same boat, one day my seagate drive just dropped off the radar, and just tryin this method to ressurect it.

I have go my hands on a CA-42 cable, and follwed a few guides on the procedure i have found floating around.

I have a CA-42 cable with four wires inside, Green, White, Red, And Black.
I have determind that the Tx And Rx are the Green and White wires (although not sure which is which) using a loopback test.
I get plain text out of hyper terminal when connecting both wires etc.

At the moment i have been using Hyperteminal with the settings provided, and tried swapping the Tx and RX cables around ad trying again, but all i ever seem to be able to get out of hyperterminal when the drive is connected is random characters, somtimes the drive does not respond at all.

Can anybody give me any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.
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SoleAngelus,

Let's go through this in a more step by step manner.

1. I can see that you have identified which wires are the Tx/Rx combination. Your next task is to find the ground cable. My guess would be on the black wire.

2. what exactly have you done to the hdd? Did you remove the pcb? then put in a thick piece of paper between it and the motor?

we'll go from there.

btw an image of your usb side of the CA-42 cable (both sides) would be helpful.
post #125 of 279
Thanks for the quick reply, i was using the red wire as ground, now using the black i get the proper response from the drive, just following the rocess through now. At the stage where you type m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 but its hanging.

I will try disconnecting it and doing it again, keep you upated.
post #126 of 279
All sorted All data etc backing up as we speak, thanks to everyone that contributed to this thread
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Originally Posted by SoleAngelus View Post
Thanks for the quick reply, i was using the red wire as ground, now using the black i get the proper response from the drive, just following the rocess through now. At the stage where you type m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 but its hanging.

I will try disconnecting it and doing it again, keep you upated.

All sorted All data etc backing up as we speak, thanks to everyone that contributed to this thread
Hey, hey, congrats SoleAngelus! I guess that was the hiccup. Doesn't it feel great to know that we have fixed something that Seagate was going to charge upwards of $700 for? We did it probably for under $10.

Now make sure you download Seatools and run the short and long test. If there are any irregularities, I'd highly recommend that you return the hdd and get a different one.
post #128 of 279
Will do, I'll attempt a firmware upgrade as well if one is available, jus wait untill all my data is backed up.
Thanks again Mundy5
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you're welcome.
post #130 of 279
I hope to be there soon too.

I got mine built but the drivers aren't working. I installed the software from Nokia, but even now when I plug the USB side in, it's no longer recognized.

WinXP Pro, CA-42 built and ready to go.


Note

I redownloaded the drivers and will report back when my eyes aren't so tired.

Edited by wrench - 9/10/10 at 6:49pm
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