List of Seagate Firmware Level Repair Commands:
These commands are used to repair bad sectors, slow working drive, not able to format, recover data on a hard drive and lot of issue related to logical faults or we can say firmware issue on a seagate hard drive. Please be careful while using these commands, it can also cause hard drive damage if used a wrong command or can cause data loss permanently.
Basic Command List :-
Restore Settings: F3 T> F ,, 22
View SMART: F3 1> N5
Qing SMART: F3 1> N1,, 22
Repair SMART error: F3 1> N0b ,, 22
Qing ALT table: F3 T> i4,1,2
Qing V1 Table: F3 T> i5,1,22
See Table P: F3 T> V10
Clear P Table: F3 1> G6A
View T Table: F3 T> V2
Clear T Table: F3 T> i2,2,22
See Table G-resident: F3 T> V4
Clear G-resident table: F3 T> i4,1,22
Reconstruction LBA Address: F3 1> G6C
Head detection: F3 7> X
Seagate Terminal “m” Command:-
m0,6,2,,,,,22 (most commonly used to regenerate translator)
m0,6,1,,,,,22 (when nothing works, this command will)
m0,2,1,,,,,22 ( To rebuilt slip list, V1 )
m0,2,2,,,,,22 ( To rebuilt G list, V2 )
m0,2,3,,,,,22 ( To rebuilt P list, V3 )
m0,5,1,10,3,,,22 ( To zero fill with slip list )
m0,5,2,10,3,,,22 ( To zero fill with G list )
m0,5,3,10,3,,,22 ( To zero fill with P list )
m0,8,1,10,3,,,22 ( To format with slip list )
m0,8,2,10,3,,,22 ( To format with G list )
m0,8,3,10,3,,,22 ( To format with P list )
m0,D,1,,,,,22 ( To repair bad sector by Slip list )
m0,D,2,,,,,22 ( To repair bad sector by G list )
m0,D,3,,,,,22 ( To repair bad sector by P list )
m0,20,1,,,,,22 ( To format (seacos XF) by Slip list )
m0,20,2,,,,,22 ( To format (seacos XF) by G list )
m0,20,3,,,,,22 ( To format (seacos XF) by P list, most powerfull to repair bad sectors, red and green blocks )
m0,2,2,,,,,22 ( Format user area partition without certifying defects and relocate defects. not effect Data in a drive )
m0,2,1,,,,,22 ( Format user area partition with user slip list with certify defects. DATA WILL BE LOSS )
m0,D,3,,,,,22 ( Format user area partition with repairing of bad sector, auto add bad sector into G list and in the last it will be shifted to P list )
m0,5,1,,,,,22 ( it used for erasing of all sector )
m0,8,2,,,,,22 ( it is used for formatting hard disk sectors )
Terminal Errors with Explanation:-
TCC-001A[0x000042F9][0x000042F9]ZZZZMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZMMMMMMMMMMM…. = This error relates to an inability to read Servo or Overlays. This message is also displayed at some Grenada models when PCB/ROM is not native.
Failed to load overlay 00000004 – this is usually associated with some hardware error and can be caused by non-native adaptives (i.e non-original ROM)
SIM error 1002 = this message alerts us to some error with one or more defect list. Potentially P-list or NRG list can be bad.
SIM error 2044 – Translator tables cannot be read or are damaged.
SIM error 1009 – Module 17A is damaged
SIM Error 203F / SIM Error 2040 / SIM Error 2044 / SIM Error 3005 – Also seem to be damaged or unreadable translator related errors
LED:00000047 FAddr:FFFFFFFE – Usually this relates to Media Cache
LED:000000BC FAddr:00006220 – Usually this also relates to Media Cache or some relocation parameters.
More Terminal Errors Explained:
SIM ERROR 3005 (mean that “format corrupted flag” in on and Translator is not loaded in RAM)
“No HOST FIS-ReadyStatusFlags” (reason message: why translator is not loaded).
More Terminal Errors Collected From the Web
LED:0x000000BD FAddr:0x00009887 or LED:000000BD FAddr:0000988E – Usually relates to Media Cache or other background processes in System File 93. Some have reported clearing SMART as having fixed the issue.
MCMTFileHandler: EXCEPTION: Failed MCMT read request – Relates to System file 346 being damaged, or possibly media cache
LED:000000CC FAddr:0024A7E5 – Bad Translator. Short read channel, clear smart, regenerate translator.
SMI init (or) Training Failed – Bad PCB
Disc FW failed to load – Bad PCB
Sense code = xxxxxx82 – problem with sector translation (broken translator) (x’s will be other numbers)
Sense code = xxxxxx81 – uncorrected error (bad sector, not translator)
LED:00000067 – Normal if PCB is removed from HDA. Otherwise it’s heads/media damage
SimError – Remaining in BootFW
Perform a double download without a power cycle (This error occurs with non-original ROM code or PCB)