Q: I have a Seagate free agent goflex 2TB external hard drive. Would like to purchase new board. PN: 9ZQ2N2-500 / SN: NA0L4PXJ. Please see attached pics. The drive is in a repeat cycle and is not recognized by computer. The disk turns then stops and keeps repeating. There are no clicking noises. Board number is 100617465 REV B.
A: Replacement the PCB will not solve the problem below.
* The drive will power up normally (no ticking noises, errors etc) but will not be recognized by the computer
* The drive will power up normally and be recognized correctly but will report a size of 0 bytes
* The drive will power up but report SMART errors on boot
Those problem is caused by the HDD firmware corrupted.