So before attempting the hot swap, I tried the "Solve 'slow responding' problem" and then SA Translator regeneration. Drive came ready, I was able to read encryption key from mod 25 and view the entire tree in DE explorer.
Saved all files except one jpg that had some bad sectors. Not a bad result at all!
Yes sorry. That was my fault, I'm still new to expressing everything that pc-3000 is showing me. But yes, it wouldn't come ready when I powered on without an error (I think AMN). And then when I tried to access sectors, I got ABR constantly.
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