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post #31 of 95
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Some very 'unique' ideas here!

XD

I'll look into all of them, i plan on putting these poor things out of their misery sometime next week

EDIT: ill also post some before and after pics.
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post #32 of 95
Just dismantle the drive......take out the neodymium magnets that are part of the armature.....swipe them across the platters a few times making sure to scratch them up and enjoy your new Extra Strength Refrigerator magnets
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post #33 of 95
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Just dismantle the drive......take out the neodymium magnets that are part of the armature.....swipe them across the platters a few times making sure to scratch them up and enjoy your new Extra Strength Refrigerator magnets
Didn't know they used magnets inside of them O.O


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post #34 of 95
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With my old hard drive i...

Hit with with a sledgehammer 10 times

Burnt it in a small fire

Took it straight from the hot fire, to a bucket of water

Ran magnets over it

Hit it with an iron bar about 20 times across the garden

Then dropped a HUGE rock onto it, with the hard drive already on another hard rock
Then he slapped it on a hotcross bun: proof
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post #35 of 95
put them in a microwave, at MAXIMUM POWAHS for like um 1 minute, and when it dings their done, plus it puts on a nice fireworks show and risk of your house catching fire, plus the radiation really doesn't hurt that much....
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Because its 8GB......What can you store on 8GB? Barely vista. Most games nowadays are bigger than this hard drive.
8gb? I must have missed that bit. My bad. The OP just referenced 32mb ram.

If it's just 8gb then I'd recommend mailing it to George Bush - he seems to have no problem screwing up everything else he comes into contact with
    
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8gb? I must have missed that bit. My bad. The OP just referenced 32mb ram.

If it's just 8gb then I'd recommend mailing it to George Bush - he seems to have no problem screwing up every else thing he comes into contact with
LOL!

Yeah, sorry, ill add the 8GB part XD

I Like that advice
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post #38 of 95
Oh yeah, save the magnets, they are crazy strong. My friends and i at school discovered that last year and we had like 20 of those magnets.. lets just say there were more than cuss words flyin after someones finger got sandwiched haha
    
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post #39 of 95
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Didn't know they used magnets inside of them O.O


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Yes, and as higgins stated "they are crazy strong".....indeed
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post #40 of 95
Step 1: Go to the beach.
Step 2: Get some sand.
Step 3: Go to your local educational institutions basic science department.
Step 4: Get some Iron filings.
Step 5: Mix them together.
Step 6: Undo the screws, open up the drive and reveal the platters.
Step 7: Pour mixture liberally into the hard drive.
Step 8: Close hard drive carefully, replacing all screws and wiping away any mixture stuck to the outside.
Step 9: Reinstall hard drive in your computer.
Step 10: Reboot.

Problem solved.
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