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Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

May 27th, 2015, 16:31

jacksonation wrote:The WDR Demo said that it was a success to clear password, but then I rebooted and the password remained.

It seems strange that WD had some drives which would hide the SA, and others that it wouldn't. Is there any sort of consistency within one company?

I received a pm pointing me to a different program, but it will take me a few days to review the documentation for the program and various notes on the forums about it.

Spildit, what sort of other "trick" might you recommend?

Thank You!


If SA access is locked by the presence of the password using another PCB with diferent ROM version will make the drive NOT TO load SA at start up but will allow module access. This way you can use WDR to remove password. Also possible to write new ROM with diferent version so that at power on module 11 will not match ROM, password will not lock SA access and module 02 can be edited.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 9th, 2015, 2:33

So I ordered a PCB. It was supposed to have the same part number as my existing drive. When I exchanged the replacement PCB with my original board, the bios showed that something was in the port, but it was labeled as "Empty". The system was able to boot using the windows XP boot disk and I managed to get a copy of the ROM using WDR Demo. The filename for the replacement PCB ROM was 082c.bin while my original PCB ROM was 092c.bin. I ran the Clear Password Action, and was told that it was a success, but on a subsequent boot it still acted as if the password was in place.

I then booted and tried MHDD and HDAT2, but neither program could actually see this drive on any port.

Looking at the original and replacement ROMs shows that the PCB is actually for a 500GB drive while my original was 750GB. The order was supposed to match the part # for a 750GB drive.

Should swapping the boards be sufficient or do I need to flash the replacement ROM into the original ROM? I'm a little concerned about writing this replacement ROM to my original PCB now that it appears that the replacement PCB/ROM is not actually for my drive. Especially if there is a high chance that the original ROM can't be flashed back based on a copy that I made earlier.

The replacement PCB seemed a little mangled where one of the board contacts touched the other part of the drive so I tried to rebend the metal so that it was more similar to the other 3 contacts. Since then when I boot, my bios will now recognize that the replacement PCB is a "Hard Drive", but does not get any other device information, and the system will not boot off my CD drive in order to get into the win xp or MHDD if the replacement PCB is on the HD.

Haven't tried SeDiv or had a chance to get an older computer.

Thank You.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 9th, 2015, 3:53

Place original pcb back to the drive and test it out.
If it still doesn't work out your best chance is to send the drive to someone with better tools for unlock.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 9th, 2015, 5:50

+ for Spildit

Spildit wrote:Place original pcb back to the drive and test it out.
If it still doesn't work out your best chance is to send the drive to someone with better tools for unlock.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 11th, 2015, 22:33

Could anyone help me please.
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i used :

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and... get thislog..
Code:
04:12:56 : PIO access enabled. Base=170h, Alt=376h
04:12:59 : PCI Bus Scan...
04:12:59 : ATI/ID 4390*, BUS: 0/DEV: 17/FUN: 0
04:13:01 : Select EXTERNAL port: base=D000h, alternative=D402h
04:13:11 : Open file: C:\x\pass
04:13:15 : Reset OK
04:13:16 : Get passport... OK
04:13:16 : This drive locked by ATA password!
04:13:16 : Unlocking HDD
04:13:16 : Error after DISPWD: attempts EXPIRED
Attachments
22_pass.rar
(368 Bytes) Downloaded 311 times

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 12th, 2015, 10:41

add 21.bin Image

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 12th, 2015, 17:03

Correct password :

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Try this :

http://www.hddoracle.com/viewtopic.php?f=117&t=1072

:D

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 12th, 2015, 19:26

whats is wrong?
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Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 12th, 2015, 19:55

Maybe BIOS setting Securuty Lock ?

Run Victoria first and only then apply power to the drive, with windows and victoria already running.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 12th, 2015, 20:03

Also try with "Max" instead of "High"

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 13th, 2015, 0:02

With the original PCB the system again asks for a pw.

I'm interested in the DIY aspect of this to learn, even though I may never need to do this again. It has been a while since I've done something interesting like this due to my typical day to day work.

Would the issue be that the replacement ROM is designed for a different size drive or is too different from my drive even though it is 10 older than my original ROM?

If I use the replacement PCB, the system will no longer boot at all.

Thank You

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 13th, 2015, 8:08

Spildit wrote:Maybe BIOS setting Securuty Lock ?
Not
Spildit wrote:Also try with "Max" instead of "High"

Dont work..

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 13th, 2015, 9:09

dartho2 wrote:
Spildit wrote:Maybe BIOS setting Securuty Lock ?
Not
Spildit wrote:Also try with "Max" instead of "High"

Dont work..


Try with WDR demo or ZU.

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

June 13th, 2015, 9:14

Thanks bro :-p i try.. See u again :-)

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

September 11th, 2015, 11:27

Hi, i have problem with WD 500GB from laptop (WD5000LPVX).

I cant unlock it. Many hours tried it, dump it and use that WDCWDC.... pass but that not work. I want completly a permanently disable HDD password.
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Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

September 11th, 2015, 13:47

Sorry, i was wrong. That .bin screenshot its not from my drive, it is file that was in .rar of mhdd.

I have this problem - when i run command ".dump" its hang up at
"Line 8: SECTORSFROM = CS.BIN"

and blinking.

but cant write anything, enter not work etc. Any have this problem ?

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

January 19th, 2016, 12:00

Hello everybody,

To begin, i'm sorry for my English
thanks to Spildit for his guide.
But i've got a problem with this guide.

My hard drive Hitachi is Locked : Sécurity On High Locked *Expired (on Victoria)
I have extract the file .bin with Victoria but i can't find my password is this file.

can you help me for find my password ?

thank you
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hitachi1.jpg

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

January 19th, 2016, 12:32

Look at the title. This thread and method is for a Western Digital drive!

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

January 19th, 2016, 12:45

Sorry

But the guide works for seagate too.
Isn't works with hitachi drive ?

I'm desperate with This hdd hitachi.
An other solution for unlock This drive

Thanks

Re: Unlocking ATA Password for Western Digital

January 19th, 2016, 13:59

Yanoudak wrote:I'm desperate with This hdd hitachi.
An other solution for unlock This drive

send it to a DR pro
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