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it's wrong, and people getting away with it doesnt make it right. Either way, GL.
Seagate did you right by replacing the drive. Now you're turning around after you physically broke it to defraud them. Nice.
Yes they did me right my giving me back a CERTIFIED REPAIRED HDD. My HDD temps were never over 36c so i doubt heat could have done it.
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Yes they did me right my giving me back a CERTIFIED REPAIRED HDD.

that's pretty typical. WD would do the same to you too.
 
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It doesn't feel right giving it back in but circumstances force me to try so if people are here to judge my actions then go ahead. I never meant to drop it on purpose and none can feel the way i do right n
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If the warranty is void. Is there any way i could repair the drive?
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If the warranty is void. Is there any way i could repair the drive?

no
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I once put my HD in the freezer after getting the clicking sound of death. It didn't work but it was dead anyways so idk.

True story.
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I once put my HD in the freezer after getting the clicking sound of death. It didn't work but it was dead anyways so idk.
True story.

This made my day.
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I once put my HD in the freezer after getting the clicking sound of death. It didn't work but it was dead anyways so idk.
True story.

Hmm try baking it next LOL

Though putting a hard drive in a freezer has actually worked for me once. I got it to spin enough to pull all the picture files off of it for a person, but it would only work for about 30 seconds before it froze up.
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That's what I was trying to do, wanted to get at least a couple of photos off.
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I once put my HD in the freezer after getting the clicking sound of death. It didn't work but it was dead anyways so idk.

True story.

Putting a drive into the freezer is one of the worse things you can do.

1) The drive is not sealed (that hole on the drive that says "Do not cover" is actually a hole used for equalizing pressure outside the drive as it spins. That is why you get head crash at levels above 10000 feet. There isn't enough air to act as an air bearing to "float" the heads above the platter's surface), so putting it into the freezer will cause condensation inside the drive. This will lead to even worse damage.

2) The click of death is used caused by either a bad pre-amp chip on the armature, fowled heads/failed heads, or bad media. Also can be caused by a failed board on the hard drive.
 
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