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post #241 of 269
I'm hoping someone here can help me as my 1500GB Seagate HD stopped working a while ago.
I originally thought there was nothing that could be done, but after searching the internet I found threads like this.

Originally the drive worked fine, then for no apparent reason it stopped working.
When booting the drive shows a bad SMART test and I get an error to back up the drive. In the Bios the drive shows a capacity as "1500.3GBST31500341AS" which I think is just the model number rather than the capacity. The LBA mode shows "Supported".
Windows will not recognise the drive at all, not even under the Disk Management section of the Computer Management program of the Administration Tools. It won't even register there is a device attached.

When it first happened my XP machine would freeze if the hard disk was attached. But I could hot swap it in, where it would be recognised for about a minute and I could read some data. But would stop and freeze again after wards. I was backing my data up through this method when after trying to browse a different folder the drive stopped altogether and it can no longer be hot swapped back in.

I've read a fair bit about the BSY error and the LBA 0, but I'm unsure. Can anyone tell me if it is the BSY Error or LBA 0 that my drive is experiencing or something different?

Regards

CC

p.s. now I use both Win XP on one machine and Win 7 on another.
post #242 of 269
I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB HD. One weekend it just stopped being recognized by my computer and I know it is not broken. I purchased a Nokia CA-42 cord, the prongs to attach the cord to the HD, and a torx screwdriver set. I followed the instructions to the best of my ability and my computer recognizes the new com port; however, I receive a Code 10, or startup, error. If I can't get past this I will not be able to use HyperTerminal to proceed with the recover. Any suggestions?
post #243 of 269
Hi

I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB HD.

On powering up I hear the motor spin, It emits about 6 loud clicks at intervals and then goes quiet. No evidence of the drive at all on my laptop

Originally it would click one or twice when starting.

Is it repairable at reasonable cost as I am disabled?

If it's the firmware, can someone in UK do it for me????

Only thing I want of the drive is my Karaoke collection.

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post #244 of 269
I just tried to unbrick my HD and got the following error for spin-up in hyperterminal...



Any ideas or suggestions?
post #245 of 269
Hello everyone!

I dont want to revive dead thread, but i would tell for everyone who CANT GET in ASCII mode check the voltages of ur RX TX, i recovered a barracuda 7200.12 today, and i loose a entire day to figure out this voltage problem.

And a tip for barracuda 7200.12:

After F3 1>N1 command u will get in loop, turn of the disk, place the contact bloker (business card) again and start over.

When u get in time to type F3 1>N1 command dont do that, instead u must type F3 1>N1,,22.

After that u will see again the SMART error, but this time the disk dont come to a loop, it make a weird sound and reboot, this occurs during about 5 seconds u typed the command, after it comes to another error message something like:

No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags 0002A185

then u pres ctrl+z to get ASCII mode and type: m22,0,0,0,0,22

after that u should see something like:

User Partition Format Successful - Elapsed Time 0 mins 00 secs <-- It's weirdly 0 seconds.

Now try your disk at normal way in computer, it should work, this gone ok for me, Seagate 1TB 7200.12

Sorry for bad english and i hope to help.smile.gif

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post #246 of 269
Hi Guys
I tried to fix my HDD but there are some problem

I did it step by step
But after spin up ( I mean "U" command ) for " N1" and other commands I get "Unable to load diag overlay"
also I can hear a tik,tik,tik,tikkkkkk.............. noise from HDD after N1 command and after a few second I got above error



I also do "m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 " commads and i get this message:
"Error 1008 DETSEC 0000500E Process Defect List Error
R/W Sense 00000002, R/W Error 841C0087, List Offset 00000000, File Error 00000001"

I also Thought about a Hardware problem but I dont have enough knowledge about HDD

anyone has the same problem or any idea why I got that error
plz Help me guys


*****************************************************
F3 T>/2

F3 2>Z

Spin Down Complete
Elapsed Time 10.973 secs
F3 2>U

Spin Up Complete
Elapsed Time 31.886 secs
F3 2>/1

F3 1>N1

Unable to load Diag Overlay

F3 1>/T

F3 T>m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22

Error 1008 DETSEC 0000500E Process Defect List Error
R/W Sense 00000002, R/W Error 841C0087, List Offset 00000000, File Error 00000001


*************************************************************************************
post #247 of 269
Here's my story. I have a non-working, four-year-old HP-M9300t Pavilion desktop computer that only gives me an initial blue splash screen, and then “hangs”- no keyboard response . To me, this looks like a bricked Seagate hard drive may be the problem. The drive is a Barracuda 7200.11, 750GB with HP 24 firmware. Seagate said that they don't have the HP firmware, so they can't do anything about it. HP says... well actually, since it is out of warranty, HP won't even talk to me. SO, I'm pretty much on my own.

I tried to “unbrick the drive” using a variation of the procedures outlined in this thread.
First I removed the drive from the machine. I'm using the computer's power supply to connect up the SATA drive. I'm using an old XP machine as my terminal, with a Prolific Technologies Inc. 7ST-DH-005 USB-to-RS-232 adapter which has a 9-pin D connector as its output. This adapter uses COM Port 4. Hyperterm is my client. Connection from the adapter to the bad hard drive consists of:
D Connector Pin 5 as GND, Pin 2 as RXD, and Pin 3 as TXD. These go to the Seagate drive's RS-232 connector with Pin 3(GND), Pin 1(TX), and Pin 2(RX) respectively. I isolated the circuit board with a card as directed.

However, when I power everything up, and hit Control-z, the only thing I see on my terminal screen is a solid right arrow- not F3. I'm in local loopback. I can type all the characters from my keyboard and see them on the monitor. When I go out of local loopback, I don't see any response on the monitor. Apparently, I'm not communicating with the hard drive. Could this be due to having HP firmware rather than Seagate firmware installed? Any other ideas? I've tried reversing the TX, and RX pins. Any clues as far as the Hyperterm options settings?

Thanks in advance.
post #248 of 269
Guys all the symptoms with my hard disk is same as told in first post its not detecting and showing 0MB in disk manager .


I brought CA - 42 cable which is having green (RXD) white (GND) & Blue (TXD) wires made a loop back test works fine it shows com port 12 too but when i press ctrl z nothing is happening only a small line blinks please tell me what to do please help me too fix this I have very imp data in it please
post #249 of 269

Realize this thread is over FOUR YEARS OLD !!!

 

Most people with the issue have LONG since moved on and won't be around to answer you anymore ... wave2.gif

 

HOWEVER, Everything ... and I DO MEAN EVERYTHING you need to KNOW, Buy, and/or DO to FIX your POS Barracuda 7200.11 HDD's IS within this thread !!!

 

take your time ... READ CAREFULLY ... and RE-READ it again ... didn't work ... TRY IT AGAIN !!! didn't work for me the first time either, stick to it, you WILL get it to work.

 

I myself have posted several helpful links to additional resources and video's that should help you ... search back in this thread a few pages. teaching.gif

 

Sorry if that's not enough help for you ... but after so much time has passed on this, don't expect anyone to hold your hand and walk you through this repair anymore.

 

GOOD LUCK ! thumb.gif

   
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post #250 of 269
Dear LA_Kings_Fan,
Thanks for getting back to me. Although these posts may be dated, they are still of great value to me.
I posted some of my problems to my friends at the Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists Group
See for the full versions of their responses: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/midatlanticretro/
Some of what they said follows:

I was trying a USB-to-RS232 adapter. I figured that unless the adapter employed some sort of voltage doubler to get the voltages up to the normal RS-232 levels, I would be safe with the 5 volt USB power.

"It DOES contain the necessary charge pumps to create the proper RS232 voltage levels. There now exists a chip, the MAX232, that, when coupled with a few capacitors, can generate proper RS232 levels with only a 5v input, and serves as a complete receiver/transmitter package, replacing the 1488/1489 pair and it's required voltage sources."

"The problem is that RS232 employs inverted levels, and an RS232 level
converter performs that inversion.  Further, the USB<->serial adapter
likely DOES include a DC-DC converter to generate higher (but likely not
very high) voltages than the 5V supplied by USB."

"There are cables that are USB to TTL Serial. They are mostly used with
programming microcontrollers. Some are 3.3v, some are 5v, some are
switchable."

"The fact that the MAX232 level converters are inverted is a non-issue. This
is part of the RS232 standard. A Mark signal, negative level, is a logic
"1' and vice versa - this conversion is done transparently in hardware.
This is why it's important to use the correct adapter. And why you want a
RS232 to TTL adapter  - convert RS232 levels to TTL levels and not the
other way around. With the USB to RS232 adapter, you are converting TTL
levels ( albeit differential on USB) to RS232 levels - which is the
opposite."

So, I was using the wrong type of adapter. The correct one is on order. I'll let the group know how I do. Hopefully, I didn't blow the hard drive port. :-)

Regards,
Headscratcher
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