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excellent thread, I have two 1 TB drives(stm31000340as) that went out around the same time with tons of important data on them. I didn't even discover that there was a firmware defect until a week ago, until then i just thought that it was a internal hardware failure. Glad I held on to them all this time, i ordered a Nokia ca-42 coming next week I'll report back if this ends up working for me. thanks for the info. biggrin.gifthumb.gif



EDIT: Got em working, man years of work recovered thanks to this post! thumb.gifthumb.gif
Edited by SM0k3 - 7/3/12 at 6:41pm
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Hey there!

I have tried using your guide by i run in to problems all the time. At first, everything goes smoothly. But when i get to the last step, where i am supposed to type in the long string and press enter, i no longer get any response from the drive. If i type in the string and press enter without restarting the drive, it just hangs and i get nothing. I have left it at this state for about 30 minutes and still, nothing. If i in the other hand try to restart the drive, i can't get back to the prompt when it starts up again. It doesn't matter what i do, i have to restart the whole procedure by turning it off and putting the card back to get any kind of response. The prompt doesn't take any commands after the restart.

Could somebody shed some light over my situation?
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Originally Posted by fgrieu View Post

VICTORY ! The data is back !!

A friend brought a ST3500820AS, FW SD25, SN 9QM5YN78 (reportedly purchased as an Iomega USB drive) that was spinning up all right, but was not recognized.
Turns out that it reported itself as always busy.
It had years worth of family pictures on it.

I followed the instructions at http://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/Home and now all the data is back, and copied to a good drive.

A few notes:
- The drive's serial port data receiving pin is the one closest to the SATA port, and should be connected to the serial adapter's transmitter pin; this is at best ambiguous (read: wrong) on http://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/Home, but in my case no damage was done; the pinout is right at http://www.overclock.net/hard-drives-storage/457286-seagate-bricked-firmware-drive-fix-pics.html
- As instructed on , after typing "N1" I turned off the drive; out of curiosity, I checked: at that stage the drive is no longer busy ans shows the right model, but has zero capacity.
- After that, one needs to do ctrl-z again to get the prompt before the "m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22" command.
- That "partition regeneration" command did not alter the content of my drive.

My biggest complaint towards Seagate is that at it is clear that FW SD25 is not in the list of FW affected by the problem, but indeed it is; and the drive's SN entered at https://apps1.seagate.com/rms_af_srl_chk/ returns "No download available for this serial number. No action required".


Francois Grieu

What about when the drive isn´t spinning up??
I have an Iomega with this drive ST3500820AS SD25 and it doesn´t spin up. I tested the Iomega device with other drives and it works perfectly, only the original one that came with it didnt spin...
Anyone has any sugestion, please?
Do you think this is caused by the same firmware problem that other ones?
Thanks!
post #204 of 279
Hi I saw this thread and read through a lot of it but have been unable to come up with an answer so i thought i might ask your experiences. When i connect via terminal and power up the drive i get the following :

Rst 0x10M
Servo Processor Is Reset.
RW: Disc Ctlr Initialization Completed.
ExecuteSpinRequest
No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags 2002B001

This is where it stops I dont get the "ASCII Diag mode." mode part and if i hit ctrl + z there is no response. I have tried it with the card in place to block the one set of connections and again with it out and even with the controller board entirely disconnected. Still no further. Any ideas ?
I do believe i have the connection settings right Baud 38400 Data Bits 8 Stop Bits 1Parity none Flow Control none and am using realterm as my terminal software my keyboard is a plain jane ol english one (no special charachters i think)

however I cant seem to find the usb drivers that others have spoken about so im wondering if the odd nokia ones might be the issue the cord im using is a Noka CA-42 with 5 wires 2 of which require a 3v power supply for the device to be detected so it has 5 wires black red white yellow and green. Sadly im stuck with win vista as opposed to xp :mad.gif
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i'm using windows 7.. there is no hyper terminal... what program should i use??
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i'm using windows 7.. there is no hyper terminal... what program should i use??

 

http://www.hilgraeve.com/hyperterminal-trial/

 

I used this ... good luck thumb.gif

 

====================================

 

For those still trying to resolve their bricked SeaCrap HDD issue, I found these links helpful ....

 

 

"THE CABLE" = {USB Data Cable Compatible with Nokia CA-42}

- http://www.dealextreme.com/p/data-cable-compatible-with-nokia-ca-42-446

- http://www.amazon.com/Data-Cable-Nokia-3585-CA-42/dp/B000BI4HQY/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

http://www.wirelessground.com/nodacacacoad.html

- INFO ON THE CABLE = http://buffalo.nas-central.org/wiki/Use_a_Nokia_Serial_Cable_on_an_ARM9_Linkstation

 

 

"Hyper-Terminal" = {Free Trial of HyperTerminal Private Edition 7.0 for Windows 7 and Vista}

- http://www.hilgraeve.com/hyperterminal-trial/

 

 

"HP - Firmware Upgrade" = {Seagate Hard Drive Firmware Upgrade for 500-GB Barracuda 7200.11 from HP ... for use once you UNBRICK it rolleyes.gif }

- http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=vc-68182-1&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3733137

- http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/TouchSmart-PC/READ-THIS-If-your-model-7200-11-Seagate-Barracuda-drive/td-p/32984

 

 

"YOUTUBE VIDEO's" = {google of YouTube video's w/ FIX}

- https://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+Seagate+7200.11+HDDs&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-Address&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GPEA_en

- http://youtu.be/ZBsf-5iiDEE  {THIS is the ONE I used that HELPED me the MOST specool.gif }

- http://youtu.be/IzvtgNhP82U 

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXWjL5aPxSo

 

"REPAIR GUIDES" = {Various Tutorial's w/ FIXes}

- http://www.mapleleafmountain.com/seagatebrick.html

- http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/128807-the-solution-for-seagate-720011-hdds/

- http://www.msfn.org/board/forum/169-hard-drive-and-removable-media-issues/

- https://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/

 

GOOD LUCK thumb.gif


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okay, i have a problem with one of my Seagate drives
its a 1TB drive 7200.11 (ST1000333AS)
here is the problem, it spins up, makes a click then spinsdown (in a infinite loop)

BIOS and Windows cant find the drive
what should i do?
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what should i do?

 

Your Drive is in the BSY state loop ... common with these pieces of crap ... in other words IT'S BRICKED !

 

 

Bottom line, and I did this with mine ... I WOULD NEVER TRUST THAT DRIVE AGAIN WITH IMPORTANT DATA ... even after you unbrick it and upgrade the firmware, if you bother to do so.

 

This means buy yourself a NEW HDD, and do a FRESH CLEAN Install of Windows and all your other programs yet again, maybe you can use this faulty HDD as a back up drive ? But never have trust in it again ... it's going to be prone to failure ... just an issue with these SeaGate 7200.11 's.

 

I assume though that this drive currently HAS data / info on it that you WANT / NEED to get off of it ... correct ?

 

Do you have a 2nd computer w/ USB ports you can run ?

Purchase one of these if you don't already have one

  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002

 

With it and a second computer you can power up the HDD once you remove it and unbrick it, and transfer your files off of it onto another drive.

 

Follow the steps outlined in this thread, or in the Links I listed above to get your SeaCrap 7200.11 functional again, get your important data off of it, and then use it as a paper weight or doorstop ... good luck thumb.gif


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cant buy anything from newegg, siche i live in Europe
but i did buy a Seagate toolfix http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280748167812&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:NL:3160
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cant buy anything from newegg, siche i live in Europe
but i did buy a Seagate toolfix http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280748167812&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:NL:3160

 

OK ... wow $20 ? and you still need a USB cable ... yeesh. Oh well at least you have part of what you will need ...

 

Review the YOUTUBE link I posted, it's about the easiest tuturial IF you already have some basic understanding of what you need to do to repair the BSY Error and un-Brick your SeaGate.

 

Once you get it unbricked, either buy a USB / SATA adapter like I linked above or use your computer to do it, but GET YOUR IMPORTANT FILES OFF THAT DRIVE and SAVE THEM to ANOTHER DIRVE ... and then REPLACE that SeaGate HDD ... frankly I wouldn't even bother with the Firmware Update, unless you're really tight on money and need to re-use this Drive as a back-up drive ... DO NOT TRUST IT for a Daily use drive,

 

Personally I'd buy a WD Caviar Black drive ... to replace it, IMO they make the besst HDD's on the market, but the newer Barracuda's aren't as bad as these 7200.11's ... I just can't justify giving SeaCrap any more of my money ever again.

 

GOOD LUCK Getting this resolved, it's not easy, but it's not really that difficult either, just take your time, and do it step by step. thumb.gif

   
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