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 Post subject: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 16:04 
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Hello guys i have a probelm i changed The motherboard of my Maxtor IDE hard drive so i can recover data from it the problem i have is that one motherboard shows only 8gb in space aand the other one 0.00 GB so i thought i need a firmware update My info are

Maxtor 3.5 Series
DiamondMax plus 8
ATA/133 HDD 40 GB
LBA8029248
Code:NAR61EA0
6E040L0711014
ABA
E1QYZ65E
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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 16:52 
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Forget it ....

by "motherboard" you mean drive PCB, correct ?

Most likely the drive have firmware issues and need to be properly repair by someone with proper tools and knowledge.

Does the drive spins up ? Does it make any strange clicking sound ?

If you need the data and you ear clicking sounds STOP the drive and send it to a data recovery firm.

If the drive doesn't produce clicking sounds you would need to place the drive in "safe mode" and load from a "loader" with specialized (expensive) tools so that you can access to the SA and fix what is wrong with it ....

Modern (cheap) tools like SeDiv will NOT support your drive so i think it's the end for do-it-yourself ...

If you need the data you will have to find a proper reputable data recovery firm that can assist you.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:03 
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thnks for the quick reply man the drive spin correctly the only problem is in the firmware of the new two motherboards can i repair it with a bootable cd ? like hirens boot cd or something else please let me know


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:08 
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Does the droive spin with the ORIGINAL PCB ?

Why did you replace the PCB ?

If you replace the PCB because the drive wasn't spinning with the old one and now the drive is spinning then you need the same ROM version on old/new PCB.

If the drive was spinning already with the old PCB then the problem is NOT PCB related and is firmware related like damaged translator or overflowing defect list, etc ....

Thos MAXTOR drives are known to have firmware problems ....

You need EXPENSIVE tools (and knowledge) to fix that ....

Not DIY .

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:09 
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Here, just as information - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=1735

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:10 
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the drive wasnt spinning with the old drive the motherboard fried but with the new one spins perfectly but not detectable only in bios


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:11 
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Make sure that both PCBs have the same ROM version. Try to swap ROM chips from old PCB to new one. If still no go then you need firmware tools.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:13 
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im no longer have the old pcb thats the problem what time of tools your talking about


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:23 
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yassintrancer wrote:
im no longer have the old pcb thats the problem what time of tools your talking about


Talking about something like PC-3000 that would cost $6000 USD at least ....

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:35 
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where is the rom chips you where talking about i attached my motherboard image


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 17:58 
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I do not have my annotations ready, but from memory you would need a board with the same firmware version as stated in those barcode stickers in the connector part of your board. Or would need the right software to read it from the MCU ( the big chip in your picture ) from the original board.

If you lost the original board, well, at least you would need good pictures of the entire drive so that one can see the codes.

Lacking an adequate tool, had to sift through a big pile of drives once to find a compatible one. I didn´t like those Maxtor slim drives, and that work just reinforced my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 18:13 
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Long time since i "played" with this drive but i do have one of those NAR61EA0
N40P drives and there should be a ROM copy on module 0039 if i'm not mistaken ...

You can hot swap and try to get ROM copy from SA. Or you can try another PCB from NAR61EA0 or try to flash my ROM on your PCB : - http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php? ... 1735#p9403

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 18:31 
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@yassintrancer, this page tells you what to match:
https://www.hdd-parts.com/20091329.html

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
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I could help you out if you were in Portugal but you wouldn't want to ship from Morocco to here.

I do have an exact match (PCB) + resorces for your drive + tool to work with it and to image/clone.

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
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thanks guys i will try to find the exact match for my drive HOW CAN I BUY ONLINE and know that it will work 100% ? you have all my info now


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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 19:32 
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yassintrancer wrote:
thanks guys i will try to find the exact match for my drive HOW CAN I BUY ONLINE and know that it will work 100% ? you have all my info now


It will be impossible to know for sure that it will work 100% because :

- Drive might have firmware problems as well and simply replacing PCB might not work.

- Other parts like pre-amp might be damaged as well and replacing the PCB might not "fix" your issue.

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yassintrancer wrote:
thanks guys i will try to find the exact match for my drive HOW CAN I BUY ONLINE and know that it will work 100% ? you have all my info now


If the problem is JUST with the PCB this one will work :

https://www.hdd-parts.com/20091329.html

:D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
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Can you post a photo of the other 2 PCBs that you have ?

If you feel BRAVE you might "survive" by "flashing" your MCU of one of the PCBs that you already have with my ROM dump ....

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 Post subject: Re: Maxtor 3.5 Series Firmware ISO Help urgent
PostPosted: March 15th, 2018, 19:46 
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here it is but i dont have my original board those are the two i have right now but i will try to find other ones tomorrow
i dont care if they get dammaged in the process i just need to get my data back ill give it a try


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