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Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 3:29

Never saw this message in toshiba, and really looks funny here
but will ID @ the end
hehehe

anyone saw this before?
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Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 3:45

Is the pcb original?

Does the s/n match the drive label?

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 4:01

pcimage wrote:Is the pcb original?

Does the s/n match the drive label?


SN match org. pcb Yes...

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 4:12

FWIW, I see one forum post where the drive's owner states that his drive doesn't appear to be spinning. That would suggest a PCB fault. Does the PCB ID the same way on its own?

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 4:21

pcb is fine, spins and works and ID
but before the ID am getting this msg temp. then it goes well

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 9:50

I suspect that this is a prgoramming/translation error with PC3K and not an actual message from the hard drive itself.

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 13:32

lcoughey wrote:I suspect that this is a prgoramming/translation error with PC3K and not an actual message from the hard drive itself.

No, it's a real error.

http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/General-Tr ... d-p/351462

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 13:48

fzabkar wrote:
lcoughey wrote:I suspect that this is a prgoramming/translation error with PC3K and not an actual message from the hard drive itself.

No, it's a real error.

http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/General-Tr ... d-p/351462

Weird.

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 16:26

I notice that "Franz" states that he "can't even feel the drive spin", so that's why I asked einstein9 if he could reproduce the error with the PCB on its own. ISTM that a reference to construction would suggest that the drive may be repairing damaged firmware, either on the PCB or on the platters. However, I only have a vague idea as to how and where Toshiba drives store their firmware modules. Alternatively, could the drive be thinking that it is in manufacturing mode???

Re: Toshiba HDD Under Construction

February 4th, 2015, 22:05

these are of ROM
does not work the heads.


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00021090   00 00 00 00 44 52 49 56  45 20 55 4E 44 45 52 20       DRIVE UNDER
000210A0   43 4F 4E 53 54 52 55 43  54 49 4F 4E 20 20 20 20   CONSTRUCTION   
000210B0   20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  20 20 20 20 FF FF FF FF               ÿÿÿÿ
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