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Re: How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:14 am

The SATA is REV A and the USB is REV P1... in the interest of exhausting all possibilities, what would be the next step?

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Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:39 am

I'd try a REV P or P1 SATA board before anything else.

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Re: How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:39 am

just tried to read the ROM in boot ROM mode on PCB 771672 & 771959 (i assume there is others too) and noticed that it wouldn't connect, so... i found that the TX/RX are located in the middle, so have to use the Toshiba adapter ("not" the samsung) also need to be upside down.
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Re: How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:11 am

For SATA boards you can also use the little Calypso board as shown in this sticky post: wd-pcb-terminal-connections-t962.html

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Re: How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:15 am

yep, i have tried it but it doesn't fit in smoothly (designed for 3.5")

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Re: How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:30 am

Works fine for me, just takes a little force to get it in there.

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How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:48 am

Hi. I was wondering if you can repair the picture in the first post of this Topic.? Thanks!

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How to Read ROM Through Terminal on WD My Passport and Elements USB Drives

Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:56 am

andrew.strilaeff wrote:Hi. I was wondering if you can repair the picture in the first post of this Topic.? Thanks!

I'm not totally sure what you are asking. Yes, we are able to recover data data from damaged WD Passports.

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Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:58 am

Oh...now I get it. When the forum was moved from one server to another, some photo attachments were lost or damaged. Unfortunately, to the best of my knowledge, Jared no longer has access to the original forum database.

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Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:21 pm

Actually that picture I did have because I was the one who posted it. It's the ones from some other contributors that I didn't have the files to replace the corrupted ones. All better now.

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