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Hello, I have a quick question. I have a 40gb external hard drive and its a laptop type. It got pressure on the top cover bending it slightly, thus causing it to contact the centre hub. Was wondering if there is a SAFE way to disassemble it so I can rebend the top cover to make it NOT be bent into the centre hub. Any help for safely storing/disassembling this hard drive would be much appreciated.
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Not really, the second you open it'll start attracting dust, Hard drives are created in a clean room to give the best reliability etc etc

http://www.ehow.com/way_5562653_happ...cuum-seal.html

There ya go

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Hello, I have a quick question. I have a 40gb external hard drive and its a laptop type. It got pressure on the top cover bending it slightly, thus causing it to contact the centre hub. Was wondering if there is a SAFE way to disassemble it so I can rebend the top cover to make it NOT be bent into the centre hub. Any help for safely storing/disassembling this hard drive would be much appreciated.
Right. Don't do this until you are ready to recover data from the drive; after which you'll have to toss it.
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Ive heard of sealing it in a bad FOR STORAGE, and Ive also heard you can SLIGHTLY humidify a bathroom to remove the dust using hot water to do it. Was wondering if these methods would work?
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