They have posted a series of fix steps for Seagate hard drives that have seemingly bricked themselves because of bad firmware:
- MSFN Forums: The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs (final and revised version)
- MSFN Forums: The Solution for Seagate 7200.11 HDDs
We have used a daughter board swap method to recover data on hard drives in the past. Though there was no power applied.
In this case, we are talking about connecting to the hard drive's underlying firmware structures via an RS232 based terminal session and working with the base level commands to bring the drive back to life.
This methodology is not for the feint of heart. This bears repeating: This methodology is not for the feint of heart.
This particular person has been kind enough to share the fix methodology, so if it is needed then handle with care.
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