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Ok, so first off, this computer build has been hellish. The first mobo I installed did not work, was either doa, or was killed by the PSU. I returned it, and bought another mobo, 1 gig of ram, and a 300 GB Maxtor HDD Sata (currently I only had a spare pata). So, I installed everything, could get into the bios afew times, but they bios never detected the HDD. Thinking I had installed it wrong I opened up the case and looked inside doublechecking all the connections. Everything looks good, OK! So, being the semi-intelligent person I am I decide I should try to HEAR the HDD spin up, so I put my ear right next to the HDD and turn on the power. I hear a crackle, and turn just in time to see a flame shooting downward from the HDD. I immediatly pull the plug from the PSU and after afew "HOLY****OMG***BBQSWTHOMG" I take the HDD out and this is what I see.









Click the link below for a very similar incident... I hope maxtor sees this...

http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/index...d=351&Itemid=1
post #2 of 31
Seagate bought maxtor, and wow thats crazy man sorry for your luck and OMG***BBQSWTHOMG ?BBQ ? lol
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Wow. That sucks. It could've been worse -> after xp is installed with 20 games taking up 150gb and hours spent tweaking the os to your exactitude and gigs of precious files stored on the invincible 300giger to sit forever and BOOM.

Nevertheless, it's still bad. You're not getting _too_ much sympathy from me about RMAs lol (sent back orig mobo twice and got a diff one, sent back video card once or twice, then my 120mm fan broke, sigh). Broken parts definitely suck. Major downer.

Shouldn't have too much of a hard time getting that RMA'd though...I assume you're ditching Maxtor though...you can figure it out
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post #5 of 31
Whoa, that's crazy, you should contact Maxtor about that, see what they say, you might be able to get a replacement or something. Good thing you caught it before the flame spread.
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Eeeek! I plan on getting a Maxtor for my new build 0_0
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you can't contact maxor segate bought them, so your directed to a seagate client
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Yeah, I have two raptors in my computer. This was just for my moms build. Was 140 dollars - 70 (rebate). Figured I wouldnt be able to find a better price for the amount of storage. Serves me right for being cheap when building a rig for my mom.
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That's why I'm strictly Seagate or Western Digital.
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All I can say...

....Is sucks for you.
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