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post #61 of 279
Does anyone just get an arrow in hyperterminal when they type ctrl+z?
post #62 of 279
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Originally Posted by superking View Post
Does anyone just get an arrow in hyperterminal when they type ctrl+z?
try reversing the rx/tx on the hard drive once.
post #63 of 279
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Originally Posted by doox00 View Post
try reversing the rx/tx on the hard drive once.
Yeah I tried that, reversing them gets me nothing. Confirmed my cable works with a loopback too.

I started off with a drive that worked fine till I rebooted once, then it was no longer seen in the bios, sd15 firmware and it was still spinning up, it's clearly an affected drive in my view.
Edited by superking - 1/13/10 at 12:50pm
post #64 of 279
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Yeah I tried that, reversing them gets me nothing. Confirmed my cable works with a loopback too.
make sure to set port to 38400 8 none 1, flow controll off as well if you have not checked that. might have to make sure local echo is on or off, whatever one it should be set to.

also plug in the sata power cable.. wait about 10 seconds and then connect.. if I waited to long.. It would not connect. ohh and be sure none of the rx tx and ground wires are touching when plugged in, its a tight fit on those little pins.
Edited by doox00 - 1/13/10 at 12:53pm
post #65 of 279
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Originally Posted by superking View Post
Yeah I tried that, reversing them gets me nothing. Confirmed my cable works with a loopback too.

I started off with a drive that worked fine till I rebooted once, then it was no longer seen in the bios, sd15 firmware and it was still spinning up, it's clearly an affected drive in my view.
yeah, exactly the same thing happened to me, and thankfully this fix worked.. I had tons of data on that drive.

now I put a couple 1tb drives in my htpc and mirrored them.. so have a copy on my pc and on the mirror set.

i used putty for terminal program.
Edited by doox00 - 1/13/10 at 1:26pm
post #66 of 279
Nope, I'm not even getting that arrow now, tried with rx and tx switched too. It might be time for plan B, whine to seagate and see if I can get them to stop jerking me around (the reason I tried to fix it myself in the first place). Seagate's response to my detailed description of the problem is en email written in Chinglish which completely ignores the fact my drive doesn't work, telling me I can go to this url and update my firmware. Guess I'm not buying seagate next time...
Edited by superking - 1/13/10 at 3:39pm
post #67 of 279
Hi all,

Just getting ready to try this out on a couple of HDDs. I have received my CA42 cable and it is one made in Thailand. It has 5 wires, black, red, blue, white and yellow. Going back a few pages it was stated that you needed to use a +3v to the red and 0v to the black (which also goes to the grd on the HDD).....I think

Could someone very very kindly just clarify the wire colour/pin outs for the 5 wire CA42. ie which is the Rx & Tx?

I've loaded the drivers that came with the cable but it isn't being recognised by the device driver when connected. I guess this something to do with the +3v not being there.

Any help appreciated
post #68 of 279
OK

I've found the answer and if anyone needs the info here it is:

BLACK -> GROUND
WHITE -> RX
BLUE -> TX
YELLOW -> (TO 3.3V BATTERY NEGITIVE)
RED -> (TO 3.3V BATTERY POSITIVE)

Ground needs to be connected to the PCB in order to get a response from terminal. No ground, no go.
post #69 of 279
my77stang do you have a link for the correct driver download for this cable? or anybody else? thanks
post #70 of 279
i got mine fixed,thanks for the help
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