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post #231 of 279
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Originally Posted by NasSweden View Post

I cannot even do that CTRL+Z thing otherwise it would go good.

The only thing I'd suggest is, instead of using that cable, just buy this and instead, that way you know it'll work. I tried the cable route and it didn't work, since not all cables are created equal.

http://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-Module-Converter/dp/B006JKNWLE
post #232 of 279
I've located the TX, RX and GND on the cable and connected them correctly. I've done looping test and I only get the arrow when I push CTRL+Z. And it starts to beep when I do that. Wasn't like that before.
post #233 of 279
Ok, I've tried this method but as soon as I removed the card separating the contacts from the PCB, all I got was loads of random characters by the thousand. I powered off the drive and powered it on again but it still gives me all these random characters before I even press CTRL+Z and the drive does not spin. Please help because I have my entire music collection on this drive!
post #234 of 279
Hello everyone,
I first want to say thanks to everyone who helped provide input into this fix. Without it I think a lot of us would be sunk.

I am having a problem that I haven't seen anyone else have. I followed the steps, and got all the way to the end message. I plugged the drive into a USB cable and it was recognized (Yay!) and I started pulling files off of it. About half way through my computer stopped recognizing the drive, and I could no longer access it. I have tried repeatedly (unsuccessfully) to try to get into it again, but nothing seems to work. Is this a different issue that popped up, or could it be something to do with the firmware issue.

Thanks in advance for your help.

P.S. I should also mention that there are two partitions on the drive, one of them I can get into (with nothing of importance) and the main one I cannot. I get a mix between:

E:\ is not accessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable

and

E:\ Parameter could not be found.
Edited by boywondered - 11/2/12 at 1:23pm
post #235 of 279
i want to know what tools do i need to take out the PCB on the HD?
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post #236 of 279
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i want to know what tools do i need to take out the PCB on the HD?

 

A torx-6 screwdriver

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post #237 of 279
Would anyone on this thread have a CA-42 cable that I would be able to borrow?

TIA,

Jason
post #238 of 279
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Would anyone on this thread have a CA-42 cable that I would be able to borrow?
TIA,
Jason

 

Order one here - http://dx.com/p/data-cable-compatible-with-nokia-ca-42-446 = all of $ 4.44 and with FREE Shipping to the USA.

 

You can't afford that ? rolleyes.gif

   
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post #239 of 279
Thanks for the link...I'll be sure to jump on it ASAP!
post #240 of 279
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Thanks for the link...I'll be sure to jump on it ASAP!

It's where I bought mine ... takes awhile to get shipped from Asia but in the end it WORKED and that's what counts ! thumb.gif

   
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