About a week ago I was told by Seagate support that, and I quote

"Sir, I doubt it's anything you could possibly fix yourself."
This in regards to my failed 7200.11 1.5TB ST31500341AS that was exhibiting the symptoms of a firmware BSY error. Well, I just got my toy from China via Aussie eBay...in the states... (weird ya?) About an hour, a spare power supply, creative wiring and some help from Hyperterminal (if you don't know what that is you're too young) and I'm back in business baby!

To anyone that has a similar failure, don't let tech support at Seagate tell you that your serial number is not among the effected drives. IF your BIOS reports that the "Drive is not accepting commands" this is fixable!

Special thanks to a talented individual by the name of Gradius. Much respect!

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=128807 Check the link for walk-through.