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post #271 of 279
Hi everyone,
i just managed to revive a bricked seagate disk thanks to the effort and time of everyone here.
It was dead for more than three years.

First of all, I'd like to say to everyone that will try this: "READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY"!!!

My notes on this:
1. I started at a 64bit win7 system on a macbook pro, could not get it to work, so i thought i 'd try it to a 32bit WinXP system... I dont know if this played any part to the procedure or not, but i got it working on WinXP.
2. I used this adaptor bought from ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/371175265028?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
3. If you are using a pc (desktop, with regular towercase), you do not have to plug the grnd from the adaptor to the disk. Just the two TX-RX, if you are powering the disk from the SAME pc. It just needs to share same ground as noted in: https://sites.google.com/site/seagatefix/
4. When you open the hyper terminal, maybe you have to set it up (from properties icon>settings tab: function arrows and ctrl keys act as) to windows keys option
5. If ctrl+z does not show F3 T> then switch RX TX cables on the adaptor.

Everything else is more or less the same. Check everything thoroughly over and over but the point is that if you get to command line on hyper terminal you have many chance to fix this.

Regards thumb.gif
post #272 of 279
I have a momentus 5400.6 320gb external hard disk ST9230320AS which is not recognised by windows and can be seen in disk management as disk unknown not initialised. It spins up fine and spins down again after a few seconds when it appears to not load. In diskpart it has a size of 0 bytes. This 0 bytes has led me to this thread. Does it sound possible that the firmware has got damaged and this fix will solve the problem? I am by no means a programmer so this will require quite a bit of effort by myself but I wanted to check with you guys that it would be worth a go if it sounds similar to all your hard drive problems? I don't have any of the cables that is mentioned in the walk through so will have to purchase them also. Thanks
post #273 of 279
I have got a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB ST3100528AS with CP38 firmware. Is is broken a while and after saw your posts I decided to fix it.

I bought a "USB 2.0 to UART TTL Serial Converter Module CP2102 STC Programmer With 6PIN wire" for fixing. I wired the hard drive to my pc (Windows 7 ultimate x64) and opened HyperTerminal.

I followed your every recipe and after connecting with HyperTerminal I saw symbols on screen continuously. They didn't stop so I can't write anything. I changed RX DX combination but this time I have got only a white screen. I think I connected with my hard drive but something is wrong. Have you got any idea?
post #274 of 279
Just found out that this may be the problem with my 750 GB Barracuda 7200.11 with firmware SD15. I am waiting for an adapter from amazon.com and I'll post the results. The PCB on the drive does have a discoloured heat sink pad near the motor connection.
post #275 of 279
So I just got this issue for the second time in as many years, and rather than drop another $640 at the same data recovery place that apparently didn't update the firmware the last time this happened, I've decided to try and fix it myself, but I have a couple of questions:

1. Will any USB-to-TTL adapter work, like this one for Raspberry Pi, or this one from Amazon, or does it have to be a CP2102 chipset?

2. Does Step 13 wipe the drive? post 256 makes it sound like it doesn't, but I want to be sure.
post #276 of 279
Hello,
does anyone know how to connect the adapter to a USB TTL MAXTOR IDE hard disk pata. The connector for the jumpers are so SLAVE MASTER:

: : : . :

Do you know which is the channelS that the RX - TX GND channel?

I found nothing on the net !!
post #277 of 279
Check out http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=193&p=3938

On that page is this pic:



BTW, I'm having my own ST3000DM001 "not recognized" issues. Two drives failed in my raid. One of them (disk 0) was making the clicking sounds, so I figured he was toast anyway. D#0 would start up, spin up, then click 10 or 11 times, give up, spin down. I took its cover off and the heads deteriorated and there's black dust everywhere. I swapped out a set of heads from another drive, blew out the dust and tried it. I figured it was probably dead anyhow, so nothing left to lose. Yeah, it's borked.




Serial port output when powering up disk:
Code:
Boot 0x40M
 Spin Up
 FAIL  Servo Op=0100 Resp=0003
 ResponseFrame 0780 004C 03B4 3400 0008 0000 0000 0000 0E53 0000 0000 0000 0000
0000 0000 0000 5274 4053 A858 DEF3 15B0 1B76 31CC 5880 6CDA 2B5A 0000 007F 0000 
0000 001C 0004 0010
 FAIL  Servo Op=0100 Resp=0003 
 ResponseFrame 0000 004F 03B4 3480 0008 0000 0000 0000 0E37 0000 0000 0000 0000 
0000 0000 0000 5274 4053 A858 DEF3 15B0 1B76 31CC 5880 6CDA 2B5A 0000 007F 0000 
0000 001C 0004 0000

It doesn't look good...

Here's what linux's syslog says when trying to power up:
Code:
# grep "ata1[:\.]" /var/log/syslog 
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [    3.852972] ata1: SATA max UDMA/133 abar m2048@0xfbf25000 port 0xfbf25100 irq 88
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [    4.172319] ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [    9.169463] ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [    9.169469] ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [    9.489255] ata1: SATA link up 6.0 Gbps (SStatus 133 SControl 300)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   19.483537] ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   19.483544] ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   19.483546] ata1: limiting SATA link speed to 3.0 Gbps
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   19.803351] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 320)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   49.786187] ata1.00: qc timeout (cmd 0xec)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   49.786199] ata1.00: failed to IDENTIFY (I/O error, err_mask=0x4)
Sep 20 18:45:01 kernel: [   50.106011] ata1: SATA link up 3.0 Gbps (SStatus 123 SControl 320)
Sep 20 18:46:12 kernel: [   74.570337] ata1: exception Emask 0x10 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x4090000 action 0xe frozen
Sep 20 18:46:12 kernel: [   74.570339] ata1: irq_stat 0x00400040, connection status changed
Sep 20 18:46:12 kernel: [   74.570341] ata1: SError: { PHYRdyChg 10B8B DevExch }
Sep 20 18:46:12 kernel: [   74.570344] ata1: hard resetting link
Sep 20 18:46:12 kernel: [   75.291601] ata1: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
Sep 20 18:46:12 kernel: [   75.307581] ata1: EH complete


Next up I'll try and sort out the other drive, which was giving COMRESET errors and actually appears in BIOS... I'll see what that one's terminal says when it turns on.
Edited by unexpectedly - 9/20/15 at 2:51pm
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post #278 of 279
This method did not work on my hard drive 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000524AS. Just a blinking cursor in the terminal.
Probably not the solution for my problem. Hard drive when you switch on knocking ~10 times and fades out. In the system is seen as 4 GB. I don't know what else to do (except throw).
Edited by Cobald - 10/6/15 at 9:52am
post #279 of 279
Hoping someone's still around to help me with this. Had a Seagate usb GoFlex 1TB drive suddenly become unrecognizable. Disappeared from drive management.
Sent it for free diags, they said unrepairable - firmware is corrupt, so I'm trying to use this tutorial to rebuild the firmware. I have a USB/TTL converter wired up with gnd/TX/RX to the drive, and cable plugged in for power (paper insulating the data connector).
I plugged the drive in til it stopped powering up (I dont have any weird drive sounds). Plugged in the USB (installed drivers ok), then ran hyperterminal.

At hyperterminal it doesn't bring up F3 T>, just a blinking cursor. I swapped TX and RX thinking I got them crossed, still no effect.

The pictures in the thread are nonexistent now, can someone confirm the proper pinouts for Freeplay ST1000LM010 at least? I don't know why I'm not getting a response from Hyperterm.

Beyond that I'm lost, never used Hyperterm or tried to restore a drive. HELP!
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