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New subject: Re: SEAGATE ST340015A 40 GB BSY NewNewed: 3/2/2010, 13:22

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ccamargol wrote: T>C2 - ST340015A(S) Grand 2A3, Head 12 ROM.02.03

When (.) T>Pgm=50 Trk=000073(000073).0.0CA Zn=00 Err=00 ErCt=0000 Hlth=0000 CHlth=0000 Nt rdy

When (;) Invalid ? T>; Invalid Entry Please help me Thank

Hello to all!! I have a hdd with the same problem... look log Interface task reset Hd Msk 0A00 - Switch to full int. Ready

T>
T>C2 - (S) Grand 2A3, Head 12
ROM.02.03
C2 - ST340015A(S) Grand 2A3, Head 12
ROM.02.03

e c r = 0 0 1_! ls__!ls__!ls_e_!ls__!ls_!_! ls_!_!ls__!ls__!HlzHy_!py_G,_m,UlzH.
b,_l,_E,_y_h,_y_Lls__!ls__!ls__!ls__!ls__!
ls_!_!ls_!_!ls_!_!ls__!ls__!
HlzHy_!py_G,_myUlzH.bycUlzH.b,cUlzH.
b,_ly_E,_,_h,_,cUlzH.b,_l,_E,_,_h,_,_Lls_!_!
ls_cUlzH.b,!_!ly!_!Ey!_!y!_!hy!_!y!_!Lls_!_!
ls__!ls__!ls__!ls_!_!ls_UlzH!.
by!_!ly!_!Ey!_!y!_!hy!_!y!_!Lls_!_!ls_Ulz T>
H.b,_l,_E,_y_hy_,_Lls__!ls__!ls__!ls__!ls_Z_!ls_
Invalid Entry
T> T>_!ls_Z Invalid Entry
T>_!ls_!_!ls_Ulz T> T>
T> T>Key 06h Err! HInterface task reset

Ref 01DA - Hd Msk 0A00 - Switch to full int. Ready
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New subject: Re: SEAGATE ST340015A 40 GB BSY

It says error in Key 06. You should try rewriting key #6 .

New subject: Re: SEAGATE ST340015A 40 GB BSY

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Interface task reset
Hd Msk 0A00 - Switch to full int.
Ready
C2 - (S) Grand 2A3, Head 12
ROM.02.03
heads dirty? :?:
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Dear Gurus,

Let me just say, i am so glad i found this forum. I was looking into learning about data recovery for a while but had no luck finding a worth wile course. That was untill i found this forum. and i am so glad i did. I know a little bit. like how to get data off using R-Studio but i am sure there is room for improvement, and i am eager to learn more. So if anyone can email me a manual, or point me in a direction on where i can download a good cource, i would highly appriciate that. Now on to my current delema:

A client brought in a Seagate Momentus 160GB with a fired board. He spilled water on his computer, and the drive would make repetative noise. So i bought an identical drive and swaped the boards. It now sounds like continues pinning on and on. What am i doing wrong?

New subject: Re: Seagate Momentus 5400.5 Data recovery help.

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hmm 5400.5? I am not familiar with the board layout on this series yet; New a photo.
How handy are you at de soldering/soldering?

The heads could be bad, but first you need to finish checking if it's only circuit board. Drives have adaptives that need to be transferred.

Hi Guys,

I currently have a Samsung HD160JJ/P.
A little error occurred when it was put in a Hard Drive Caddy, and the Caddy had the wrong transformer put in it.
The control board on the old Hard Drive gave a funny smell, and the HDD would no longer power up.
So, I bought a new HD160JJ/P on ebay, and swapped the Control Boards over.
This appears to sort of work. Basically, the HDD now powers up when in my server but nothing else.

I transfered it to my HDD Caddy (this time with the right transformer!) and it powers up. It makes the high pitch fan-like noise, and then I hear 'clicking'. Then we go pack to the high pitch noise. But, I see nothing on my computer (a Macbook) to suggest that the Caddy is talking to the computer.

Any advice on what this may be?
Would the error with the transformer/blowing circuit board be enough to wipe the HDD, or is there an issue somewhere else?

Any help would be much appreciated, the HDD is most important to me.
For what its worth the Caddy is made by CnM Lifestyle Electronics, and appears to be called 'HDD Docking Station No.1'. There is permanently a Blue light on, but sometimes a Red Light too.

Cheers
Neil
HDD Spaz

New subject: Re: Issue with hard drive

you need a data recovery service. Contact PCimage. he is in the UK and will recover the data for a good price.
PS. Your hard drive is not sort of working, its either working or is isnt. Your disk is not working. Seagate 7200.7 ST380011A powers off and on by itself Sorry for my English. My ST380011A (firmware 3.04) is 5.5 years old and Seatools say it has been on 16000 hours. In the last 10 days i've got a problem. The hard disk powers off by itself and on again in few seconds. Sometimes it does it just one time and sometimes it does it again and again. Energy saving options are off, both in Windows and in BIOS.

It makes the same noise (a little "click") than when I turn on my computer. It's NOT the same noise when it gets idle and then on again cause of the energy saving. All Seatools test are ok (smart, short and long DST). My question: it could be a software problem? I mean, is it possible to power down a drive by software? If it's not possible then it's a hardware problem for sure. Backup everything while you can!!! The drive is more than likely in the last breath... hddmania is absolutely right! Our compassions to your drive. And search for similar threads here - you will find advises what to do.

Thank you. I had know 3 computers with Seagate ST380011A. Two of them absolutely failed (lost all data) and mine, which is in the "last breath". You can try to find someone from Spain to help you if there's any chance...

Seagate 320 GB (ST3320820A) not working
Seagate 320 GB (ST3320820A) drive doesn't work. Removed drive from Iomega portable drive enclosure. Plugged drive into another computer, still not recognized. As slave, drive became warm, while master drive remained cool. Drive spins, but does not make excessive noise (no grinding or clicking). Shows up in BIOS as "0 GB" but does not show drive type, etc. Would like to recover data if possible so I'm looking for any suggestions (such as buying another drive and swapping PC board, etc). Thank you.

upload PCB photo please ,,, XRONIS T3 Professional Data Recovery http://www.t3-recovery.com

Hi,
Are you looking for DIY solution then search the internet or if the data is critical go to a pro in your area. DIY: Refer : tutorial-resolve-lba-seagate-7200-bios-don-recognize-t11040-60.html http://www.msfn.org/board/solution-seag ... -1700.html
- These two urls have lot of info on how to get to know/resolve the error.. - New the error what is coming in the terminal
Happy reading !!!! Till then ...
Cheers, The DIY "solution" to which likeminders Newed the link to is for 7200.11 series drives, not 7200.10 like yours. Completely different. PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk

it seems no PCB problem. provide entire dirve,PCB,firmware,hard disk accessories. talk to me! Data Recovery service sunnydreamspace@hotmail.com

Bad Sector
I have HD seagate barracuda 7200 40 GB, and i already checked that my disk have approximately 80% of badsector , i have much important data on it, i already use some tols to repair badsector but it take few weeks, any body can help to repair my badsector in 1 day or save /copy my data from hardrive with badsector faster

1st thing: forget about programs repairing bad sectors, or your data will be gone (if not it already have). the drive's head is probably weak or dirty, so needs to be replaced by a pro. Data Recovery lab (mumbai) - Data recovery Agree with Data Recovery lab (mumbai),
This drive can't be fixed by any software, but you can easily destroy your data or do more harm for the drive and gets more worse condition. If you have money for recovery seek for professional help, or drop the drive away and live without your data. In this case you should learn 2 thing: -Replace old drive in time -Don't trust in any hdd and keep backups in different place Janos

Let me guess... You've ran hdd regenerator, spinrite or some other "magic cure-all" software? PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk Sad... :roll: http://www.hddpros.com Only for professionals. ;)
magic cure-all run already. provide entire dirve,PCB,firmware,hard disk accessories. talk to me! Data Recovery service sunnydreamspace@hotmail.com

Seagate 7200.11 750 gig drive will not spin up-firmware Prob Hi I have a seagate 7200.11 750gig drive SD04 which will not spin up. Here is the background. I had another drive same model SD15 which needed a firmware update. The SD15 had bricked itself and I used the previously discussed method to revive it with hyperterminal. I then proceeded stupidly to update the firmware and didn't remove the SD04 drive from the computer. The Seagate firmware update app began to update the SD04 rather then the SD15 drive. On the screen it said reading data so I shut it down thinking it was just reading info off the SD04, but it wasn't. The SD04 will no longer spin up. When I connect to it with hyperterminal I get the following info. Is there anyway to recover and fix the boot loader?

Control+Z displays the following: TetonST Boot ROM 2.0 Copyright Seagate 2006 Serial FLASH boot code checksum failure! if I type in ? I get Boot Cmds: DS AP WT RD GO TE BR BT ? RET

if I type in GO the drive responds TetonST Boot Rom 2.0 Copyright Seagate 2006 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Jeff You lost the firmware and are stuck in the bootloader.

Is there any way to get the firmware loaded from the bootloader screen? Any idea why the firmware for the SD15 would have run on the SD04? When I checked the serial for the SD04 it said it required no update. I have the updated SD15, are the firmwares compatible? Jeff

I don't know if firmware can be uploaded by serial port. If it can you need something better than Hyperterminal. Specialized tools can do this, so you should get help from a pro DR agent. He probably has image file that belongs in the flash. Personally, I don't have these tools and the data, so I would find identical drive, read its flash, and copy the image into the chip.

Only copying flash from other SD04 is dangerous since there is unique adaptive data stored in flash rom. if you overwrite it from other disk you lose it and make recovery much more complicated and you may even further damage your disk. you need to reflash your drive with SD04 firmware but with ORIGINAL adaptives. i suggest not powering on this drive anymore and going to a pro. it should not be that expensive.

Which updater package did you use? Windows? CD ISO?
Do you have a link to the update?
Maxtor LEO
Have Maxtor 120 gig drive that gave that is showing in Bios as Maxtor LEO. Is there any way to recover the data from this drive short of spending hundreds of dollars at a service? I have gigs of video of my daughter on the drive but I am unemployed and cannot afford the service. Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 120 gig/150 HDD Code:YAR51BMO

Sorry to say, but you need pro help on this one. In the absence of clicking (not mentioned) it's almost certainly a firmware problem which requires specialist tools to work with, such as PC3000. If it is a relatively simple FW fix (such as full/corrupt g-list or bad smart) then it should be pretty cheap to get fixed. PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk
Now that you mentioned it it did do some clicking right before it went "LEO" now nothing although the HD light burns constantly. Could be a head problem also then, again pro help is definitely required in this case. PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk Sorry pcimage but i disagree on this one.

If the drive wich have YAR... FW and appears as the factory alias, much more likely head problem. In this fw version i have never seen G overflow-based any curruption or bug. If this drive can't init in SA-A or in SA-C this is 95% for head problem. Anyway, only special laboratory can solve this problem, and not the low-end dara recovery companies.Coachj,

I a have a lot of experience on maxtor drives, i am quite sure i can help you if you want. I am at Europe but if you decide you send the drive in my lab, i have the needed equipments and knowledge to solve your problem. The price is another question, but i think if we want, we can find a way.... Please don't let the drive for clicking more, because it will destroy your chance soon! Janos

I had a LEO only last week which I very much thought was bad heads, but turned out to be bad g-list and smart. But now that clicking is mentioned then bad heads are 99% certainly the culprit! PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk
pcimage wrote: I had a LEO only last week which I very much thought was bad heads, but turned out to be bad g-list and smart.But now that clicking is mentioned then bad heads are 99% certainly the culprit! Bad G and Smart (or other broken modules) will eliminate the initialise the actual SA and the drive will fall to the SA-C. (or gets error-exit: .....Z) And in SA-C the drive can't be used so the modules should be good. Or you have other opinion? :) Janos

I'm just saying what I found to fix this particular case, can't exactly remember if it showed factory alias in BIOS or not, just that it couldn't access any LBA's at all. Once the g-list and smart were fixed, the drive imaged 99.99% Ok and full data recovered. PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk
pcimage wrote: I'm just saying what I found to fix this particular case, can't exactly remember if it showed factory alias in BIOS or not, just that it couldn't access any LBA's at all. Once the g-list and smart were fixed, the drive imaged 99.99% Ok and full data recovered. Yes, this must be different case. :) Presumably so! :D PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk

Coachj, are you trying to fool us all? Maxtor Leo is very old DSP family But Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 Code:YAR51BMO is Maxtor Calipso Ardent family If it exactly how you described that would mean somebody have changed PCB on your Calipso with Leo one. No wonder drive clicks now

If you can see letters DSP on the biggest chip on PCB and you positive your drive is DiamondMax Plus 9 then PCB is not original My hobby is numismatics - http://coins.zoxt.net/ There is the point!
This was strange for me too, but i never had drive in my hands with BMO ending FW version. Anyway, LEO is factory alias and in my experience it is some years BEFORE any diamond max 8/9. Additionally the shape is similar so anybody can swap the 2 board in LEO and CALYPSO hdd. Janos This explains the confusion, I didn't read the DM+9 bit :oops: Just quickly read the "Leo" bit and assumed the rest to be correct, schoolboy error! Too much Christmas "spirit" last night methinks! :D PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk

Now I feel stupid, like someone said too much of a good thing. I have had two HD failures in the last 10 days or so. I got the error message mixed up with the wrong drive, here are the specs from the LEO drive: MAXTOR
model; 98196H8 HDA;O8A PCBA;O4A UNIQUE;32A
CODE; ZAH814YO PN;204529-001
CT;2396C01ONKD
Sorry Congrats If it clicks then you have eight-headed-PITA with dead rare heads (with a small chance of dead PCB) May be fixed by a pro (maybe) My hobby is numismatics - http://coins.zoxt.net/
pcimage wrote: Too much Christmas "spirit" last night methinks! :D That explains why I pointed it, my Christmas is only on the way :)
Evening everyone, 2Big Quadra Issue I hope everyone had and is continuing to have a wonderful holidays. I have run into a bit of an issue that I am a little perplexed as to how to fix. I am using a LaCie 2Big Quadra, and have been trying to search for answers all afternoon...but haven't came across anything of merit yet.

Anyway, I have two of these units with quite a few drive inserts to switch in and out of them. One of the units is set to RAID1 while the other is set to Concatenation (Big). I needed to move some things around between the concatenated drives, so I removed the RAID1 drives and switched that external over to Concat. mode. Did all of my necessary file transfers, removed the Concat. drives, switched the case back over to RAID1 (powered off), placed the original RAID1 drives in, powered on and now they are unrecognizable by my computer (OSX Leopard).

Since I have a few pairs of spare inserts, I was able to recreate the problem. It seems there is an issue going from RAID1 -> Concat. -> RAID1 to where it will not recognize the disks without repartioning. I would have to imagine that my Data is still fine on the original RAID1 disks (I could be wrong of course). Mechanically the disks are fine. Is this a fixable problem? Or will I need to take this to a data recovery company? -Frank

If it is RAID 1 I would expect you should just be able to hook up the drive straight to some machine and access the data... You don't have to backup all of your data, just the data you want to keep. Good luck with this one, but these quadras are not an easy job and without professional help I am unsure you will be able to access your lost data.

ATA password bypassing

Hello everyone
What is the latest status with 'bypassing' ATA passwords ?
I was following progress in this area approx 3 years ago especially as XBOX(v1) 5GB harddrives were locked via the ATA password and there were many debates about any way to unlock if you didnt have the xbox main board eeprom with the password etc

At the time no one had found a way to bypass it, even trying live swapping of hdd electronic boards The ATA password is probably on the reserved (manufactuerer system) area of the disk rather than on eeprom on the electronics so if you could fool the electronics into thinking it had unlocked it (from a known platter) mighht be able to switch to a target (locked) platter and read off the user sectors etc

Or some way to zap or shortciruit the logic on the controller board to force unlocking So, any developments in this area Thanks
So, you came into the Hard Disk Recovery Lab forum for what reason ? :mrgreen: It's easy to unlock when you know the vendor commands or the terminal commands ! :D :D :D Image If you need to unlock a specific drive PM me. Image

It is completely doable and no, it doesn't involve the PCB in any way. You don't have to backup all of your data, just the data you want to keep. It's like HEART bypass... some people are good at doing it, some other not :mrgreen: :cry: :cry: :cry: If it's a WD drive i can bypass it. All of them. I can do the same to all Seagates. Image

Me too. And on Fujitsu, Samsung, Excelstor, Hitachi and so on... :mrgreen: I can unlock on Fujitsu, some Samsungs and Maxtors. The only ones i can't do is Hitachi/IBM. Image
And by the way, a little off-topic but i've found a very coooollllll thing ;) Image

Getting back to the topic, there have been multiple News about it here. I'm sure if OP was really interested he could turn something up. You don't have to backup all of your data, just the data you want to keep.

Those 5GB drives are very old and well documented .... Try Master passwords, if no joy, New the model of the drive. Image Thanks for the tips No particular reason, other than I've been watching some of the myharddrivedied videos on youtube (and I used to do that sort of thing a few years back) and he mentioned the mhdd program and it reminded me of this topic and I wondered if there had been any progress on it. Sounds like there has, but your all being a bit secretive about it :-) although of course the techniques must be very specific to specific drives and firmware revisions

Hitachi are hard the others are easy, even without expensive tools. Image The PC3000 sofware (and interface card) looks very interesting... Does it need the dedicated IF board or will it run or partially run with a standard ide/ata controller ? @Spildit, I need to ask your opinion about something that bothers me. At the company I am working, we have a lot of mini drives (My Passport Essential).

When our people securely disconect the drive, the led remains on and can not figure out if the drive still works or not, because by its nature it does not make any noise. How can i confirm that the heads are parked securely? Are there any windows utilities (hdparm -Y) that can help? Any comments, propositions? Eleana No, pc3000 is card +sw. Hello, me again

Will these techiniques also work in the Maximum security mode where it needs the User password and ignores the Master password. Or in the lower 'high security' mode if the Master password had been changed Or can we do a SECURITY ERASE PREPARE immediately followed by SECURITY ERASE UNIT but physically cut the write signal to the heads -- but then it cant upda the SA, but might leave the firmware thinking its unlocked ?

Supplemental Q Will mhdd or something similiar let me see the raw hex of the IDENTIFY response or fully decide the words and bits (else I'll have to breakin and see the raw data) Thanks again PS Of course I mean getting to the data rather than just reusing the drive win.7 wrote: @Spildit, I need to ask your opinion about something that bothers me. At the company I am working, we have a lot of mini drives (My Passport Essential).

When our people securely disconect the drive, the led remains on and can not figure out if the drive still works or not, because by its nature it does not make any noise. How can i confirm that the heads are parked securely? Are there any windows utilities (hdparm -Y) that can help?
Any comments, propositions?
Eleana
I will reply to your PM later today. Image
The techniques allow you to access the Master and User password saved on the drive, so you can use that same password to unlock the drive. Mhdd with scripts can do lots of usefull stuff. xsoliman wrote: Hello, me again

Will these techiniques also work in the Maximum security mode where it needs the User password and ignores the Master password. Or in the lower 'high security' mode if the Master password had been changed Or can we do a SECURITY ERASE PREPARE immediately followed by SECURITY ERASE UNIT but physically cut the write signal to the heads -- but then it cant upda the SA, but might leave the firmware thinking its unlocked ? Supplemental Q Will mhdd or something similiar let me see the raw hex of the IDENTIFY response or fully decide the words and bits (else I'll have to breakin and see the raw data) Thanks again PS Of course I mean getting to the data rather than just reusing the drive

WDC WD10EAVS stays busy
Hi,
i have a WD drive WD10EAVS-32D7B1 (KERMIT) which stays busy on power on. It makes no knocking noises and sounds quite normal on power up. it comes from a verbatim external usb storage and has not been dropped/overvolted. i suspect some sa damage (maybe only logically) so the firmware can not initialize correctly. i can not get it to get ready except in kernel mode in which i can read out the rom so the pcb seems ok. at this point i can imagine a loader would help but i dont have a compatible drive and can not find any currently. does anyone of you much appreciated gurus have a compatible loader? i have pc3000.

Many thanks in advance!
If u can read out rom, please New exact FW version to find a 'loader' for it - Data recovery
ROM: Flash Dir reading....................... : Ok
ROM reading............................. : Ok
ROM Data size........................... : 192 Kb
ROM version............................. : 05.BME
ROM generation.......................... : 05.BME
Link table version...................... : 04.3D.
Heads configuration..................... : by map
Heads number............................ : 6
Heads number in use..................... : 6
Switched off heads...................... : No
Head map................................ : 2,3,4,5,6,7
Firmware version........................ : 000500BM
Additional info from label:
DATE: 19 FEB 2009 DCM DANNNT2MFB Thanks, Data Recovery lab (mumbai), for replying to my New although we had a misunderstanding in the past :D . i hope this information helps, it is all i can get from the disk at this moment.

Hi,
I have checked, but have not found 000500BM :( Honesly I don't remember the misunderstanding... I invented selective memory :) in addition to that vaxData Recovery lab (mumbai) - Data recovery

Hi,
thanks for checking, Data Recovery lab (mumbai).So, i managed to get access to the sa. since pc3000 does not seem to be able to create a loader for this device i tried reading the service tracks. refering to pc3000 it has 1325 sa spt and every service track read out is 663 kb of size except for cylinder -1 which has 191 kb for head 2,3 and 0 kb for heads 4,5,6 and 7. on cyl 1 were some reading errors so i thought of sa defects but i compared it to another wd drive and this seems perfectly normal. i did a read on all 170 cylinders, all heads and compared all cyls of heads 2 with the ones from head 3 (i think this is main/backup sa, right?). the contents are the same so at this point i think either i deal with some trash the disk has written to its sa on both sa copies or some defect on the pcb. will investigate this further, of course any help is appreciated.

So,i managed to copy the overlay module (#11) out of the backed up service tracks, 414 sectors at cyl 46 and 45. when i start the drive in safe mode and try to upload the module (as loader) i get a checksum error. maybe this is the error of this drive, corrupted overlay module but i can not say for safe. as said before the drive read out all sa tracks without errors (except cyl 1, seems to be normal). any chance anyone got a sa backup of this drive ?

thanks in advance!
as it seems this drive is quite rare so i uploaded the resources to the download section Home / PC-3000-UDMA Support / WDC Marvell family utility / Kermit in case anyone is in need for it. the modules have been extracted from the tracks i could read and their crc's seem to be ok, my earlier statement of bad overlay module has been a mistake. use at your own risk.

thanks gurus for your support. as it seems it all goes back to basics, in this case bad write elements on head 2,3 which are actually main and backup sa heads. the drive stays busy when trying to write to sa at some point between sector 100 to 200 but still can fully read on these heads. i am waiting for donor drive to be delivered then i'll test if it is actually bad pcb (rw-channel defective) or physically damaged heads (i guess the latter).

Nice 4th advent to you all!
Well,received donor today. it was actually bad heads, hot swap did work. thanks to all gurus for your support and a very happy christmas!
swersig wrote: Well,it was actually bad heads, hot swap did work. ??? bad heads or hotswap? ?????? ????, ?????

the drives sa heads are bad but only write elements. therefore the drive cant initialize and freezes at first try to write to sa. with hotswap i was able to recover the data :D . hope its clear now. Good Day u did Hot Swap or head Swap ? your statement is Quite Confuse. well... never said anything about HEAD swap. i did a HOT swap. but the heads on patient are actually bad. since only write elements are bad there was no need to do a HEAD swap for recovery purposes (out of my league anyway). ============================================================================ WD 2.5" 250GB SATA - No SATA Interface on the HDD PCB Hi I have a WD WD2500BMVU 250GB 2.5" with integrated USB interface on the hard disk PCB. There is no regular SATA interface only USB interface on the hard disk PCB. You can see the photo here in this thread http://groups.google.com/group/datareco ... 69d82d6f6b Is there any known SATA converter/interface for this kind of WD hard disks? Cheers -Jag upload a back PCB photo ... XRONIS _________________ T3 Professional Data Recovery http://www.t3-recovery.com you can convert your drive's PCB with (USB interface) with another PCB (SATA interface) if you have the skills to do this. or you can seek for a pro to do this for you. _________________ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. Photo here Attachments: photo.jpg photo.jpg [ 125.92 KiB | Viewed 126 times ] unknown20010 wrote: you can convert your drive's PCB with (USB interface) with another PCB (SATA interface) if you have the skills to do this. or you can seek for a pro to do this for you. Can you please help me give some outline on the process?. I believe I can go from there if I get some directions. Cheers -Jag Nobody is going to give out info on step by step instructions, do you own research, NO spoon fed here! Period. :evil: you know what PCBA is? where is the PHOTO , how you ask for help and you don't listen . XRONIS _________________ T3 Professional Data Recovery http://www.t3-recovery.com ====================================================== Christmas Promotion is launching in SD, how about ACE Lab? I review SD website and notice they are holding a christmas promotion now http://www.salvationdata.com/news/20091104.htm . It is so attractive from their advertisement and the big flash picture in their homepage. Are they really offering a big discount? Maybe I will send them an email to ask the details? I am wondering whether ACE is also holding the promotion? I will compare the offer from them two and to figure out the possibility to buy more tools from one of them. Money is so important in the financial crisis. Any one know the details from SD and ACE? Is/will ACE offer/offering a special also for their expensive tools? _________________ Professional is who always learning and sharing! Have you considered that the offer may be out of desperation or a bid to make unappealing tools more appealing? My opinion is ACE know the quality and performance of their tools are unmatched by SD so have no need to try to make products more appealing. Amazing comments! So do you mean there will be no discount or special offer from ACE on their tools? If yes, that will be too high and make be bankrupted if i buy their tools. _________________ Professional is who always learning and sharing! Olive wrote: Amazing comments! So do you mean there will be no discount or special offer from ACE on their tools? If yes, that will be too high and make be bankrupted if i buy their tools. I do not know, I just assume that if there was promotion we would know about it by now. Also, having the best equipment and tools should not bankrupt you, in fact with tools like PC3000 you will surely make your money back in several weeks or months depending on work you recieve. Olive, I believe you work for Salvation Data, right? You should be a bit more tactful and clever when spamming. Olive, you sneaky devil lol :lol: just search all of Olive's News. Its so obvious it's insulting. SD tools? No thanks! Thats their desperate move, SD aimed for quantity not quality IMHO :D I have express my identification some times ago. Here, I need to speak again: I never work for SalvationDATA. It will be rediculous for you to speak like that, HDD Spaz. And hddguy, please pay attention to what you said, please try to learn how to respect others. Dot not have prejudice for anyone who is asking people's ideas or anyone who have some preference on some tools or company. Thanks for understanding and i do not hope to get this kind of comment again. Thanks _________________ Professional is who always learning and sharing! Is Olive related to Laura?? :lol: No, and Never!!!!! _________________ Professional is who always learning and sharing! Your not fooling anyone... Bad translation; Org: Professional is who always learning and sharing! Correct: Professionals are always learning and sharing! _________________ http://www.hddpros.com Only for professionals. ;) HDD Spaz wrote: Olive, I believe you work for Salvation Data, right? You should be a bit more tactful and clever when spamming. agree 8) _________________ provide entire dirve,PCB,firmware,hard disk accessories. talk to me! Data Recovery service sunnydreamspace@hotmail.com Org: Professional is who always learning and sharing! Correct: Professionals are always learning and sharing! agree with thatdellguy :) _________________ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. ================================================================================ Bricked Seagate 7200.11... Hi all, a sad Christmas tale of hard disk woe for anyone who would be kind enough to have a read and proffer advice... As an addendum, the internal Seagate drive that stars in my story – model no. ST31000340AS, firmware LC11 – originally actually issued forth from a LaCie external drive, but since that’s now resting in the bin I figured this is between me and Seagate :) So, in short, here’s my story... 1. Idiotically plugged the wrong psu in to the LaCie without checking beforehand (urgh, it was a 19v output instead of a 12v). Turned it on, nothing happened (no smoke or sparks, no smell of burning, no brief light, nowt). 2. Plugged correct PSU in. Still nothing happened. Drive totally dead. 3. Figured my data was more important than RMAing drive, so busted the perfect plastic casing and removed shiny Seagate Barracuda 1TB hard disk from within. Figured my PSU cock up had defo destroyed the LaCie’s internal setup but there was a chance the Seagate itself was fine.... 4. Replaced the second drive on my home PC with the Seagate and booted. Nothing happens – power flicks on for a millisecond then nada. Swapped a few cables around and same problem; the computer won’t even New to Bios with this disk connected! Disconnect power to the Seagate and everything’s rosy again. Basically, have I got any chance of getting this drive going again? The HD must be really screwed if it even stops the PC Newing, right? There’s no point trying the freezer/oven tricks if the drive is simply dead, but I figured the problem almost certainly rests with the onboard circuitry of the Seagate and read somewhere on the net that if I find the exact same Seagate drive/firmware I might be able to get it working again if I swap their logic boards over – could this work? (Afterthought: apparently this doesn't work from revision 7200.11 onwards - typical!!) If not, where do I go now? Data retrieval is the final (super costly) option, but might this even not be an option as the drive is utterly dead? ARGH! Thanks so much for any help. Sounds very much like a PCB problem, if so we can certainly handle this at a sensible price if you require the data. PM if interested. _________________ PC Image Data Recovery www.pcimage.co.uk Your drive probably has a shorted 12 TVS (transient voltage suppression) diode. You can desolder it or snip it out with sidecutters. The drive will work quite happily without it, albeit without protection on the corresponding supply rail. Just be sure your power supply is OK. See the photo of the PCB in this article: http://hddscan.com/doc/HDD_from_inside.html If you need one of us to help you identify the diode, then upload a photo of your PCB to an image hosting site and New its URL here. For continued protection, you can replace your diode with an SMBJ12A. These are available from Farnell, Mouser, Digikey. Hi again all, okay got my Torx, opened her up and had a looksie. Think I've identified the 2 TVSs, but would defo appreciate some confirmation. They're the two single solder chips relatively in the middle of the second shot near the power socket, right? Which one is the likely to be the 12v and which one the 5v? http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/829/seagate1.jpg http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/738/seagate2.jpg It doesn't look like anything is blatantly burnt out but then I only plugged a 19v PSU in there, and even then only for one try before I realised my error... I'm still convinced my problem lies with the TVS diodes though, so would my final step be removing said diodes with a minature pliers (again, don't have a solder) and trying the drive in my PC again? Or should I just play it safe and send it to a data repair company? Decisions... Send it to pcimage, he will help you out for a resonable price. _________________ Don't gamble with your data! Do not simply pull it off with pliers. You will pull more off than you want. Go to a cheap tool store, you should be able to find a 25-watt pencil soldering iron for £6 or less. You need a pinpoint tip, not a chisel tip. The "cheap tools from China" store in my neighborhood also has digital multimeters for $4 (or $3 when on sale.) Obviously this is no laboratory instrument, but would be useful enough in a case like this to identify the shorted TVS - you would measure close to 0O across the part in both directions. fistron wrote: Go to a cheap tool store, you should be able to find a 25-watt pencil soldering iron for £6 or less. You need a pinpoint tip, not a chisel tip. The "cheap tools from China" store in my neighborhood also has digital multimeters for $4 (or $3 when on sale.) Obviously this is no laboratory instrument, but would be useful enough in a case like this to identify the shorted TVS - you would measure close to 0O across the part in both directions. Step 2 before step 1, if neither TVS is shorted removing them would be a waste of time _________________ You don't have to backup all of your data, just the data you want to keep. Just an update for closure purposes in case anybody searches this forum and has the same problem down the line. Bought a multimeter and confirmed the 12v TVS diode had indeed shorted, removed it with a soldering iron, booted up and salvaged data! Then decided to buy a replacement 12v diode, soldered it in and - to all intents and purposes - my drive is functioning exactly as before. Result! Thanks for all the help peeps, what a good resource this and the offical Seagate forum are :) Some Disk of 7200.10 does not have Rom on them. DF :) =================================================== seagate truely bad i had 3 seagate free towers gone bad and then for good measure i brought a portable 320 gb black with firmware problems as soon i put into the computer it goes crazy i hope the market hurts seagate really bad i now have lost over 1tb of content with no back up my own fault all disk under 18 month use very light use lets hope they see ch 11 very soon no bailout for them make this happen do buy from a bad company and also back up ha wherever I put that head. On the other hand, is it likely that I have a destructive head problem if everything sounds normal? I hope this is OK but I .zipped the .wav file to upload in case anyone wants to hear it. =====================================

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