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Excuse me OPEN AIR will kill the drive
Nonsense.
It will not.
In HDD repair labs, the gas used in the chamber is pure air. Nothing more, nothing less.


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you are aware AIR will kill it right? And if you touch the those arms or head will scratch the HDD platters. The tolerances are so tight a single particle of cigarette smoke with ruin the head.
Nonsense. Apart from the bolded bit

The tolerance is LESS than a molecule of smoke.
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Due to the very small distance from the heads to the platters--normally measured in millionths of an inch--the hard disk is assembled in a clean room containing air specially filtered to remove all but the tiniest particles. Air however is required for the heads to function. Whenever someone suggests that the inside of a hard disk is maintained under a vacuum--and it always happens--just ask them how exactly the heads can float on the surface of the disk if there is no air. :^) You will also hear people say that the drive's interior is "sealed" (including, I must admit, myself at one point). This is also generally untrue: while the disk's internal environment is separate from the outside air to keep it clean, air exchange is permitted between the outside and inside of the drive to allow the drive to adjust to changes in air pressure. A special "breather" filter is installed to prevent foreign matter from contaminating the drive; see here for more details.

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Originally Posted by MCBrown.CA View Post
You will never be able to physically repair a damaged HDD.

Just toss it or RMA if still in warranty period.
TRUE!
Edited by newphase - 12/17/10 at 4:21pm
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post #12 of 31
i dont think u will be able to bring it back from the dead mate. Get a new HDD and count ur losses
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post #13 of 31
How can he rma it since he broke the seal on the screw? He can just play around with now and that is about it.
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How can he rma it since he broke the seal on the screw? He can just play around with now and that is about it.
He basically meant don't open a HD. But it was out of warranty and I figured wth.. why not try. Nothin to lose
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post #15 of 31
Take it out of its casing and amaze your kids with the fact that the surface is MORE reflective than a household mirror!


^That will be fun for about 45seconds until it is covered with fingerprints lol.

{edit} rethink: when I say more reflective, that also implies that more light is absorbed than is reflected back(Which, yes, is oxymoronic); Like... when you grow certain herbs under light, the best material for the surface off which you want light to reflect is matt white paint... mirrored surfaces actually absorb light better than they reflect it.
Edited by newphase - 12/17/10 at 4:25pm
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post #16 of 31
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I understand the dangers of dirt in the air to kill a drive. However I have found reports that this has been done outside of a clean room by others. The seal all the way around the metal casing was a big clue to that so I did a little research first. Aside from that. The drive was dead anyway. I had nothing to lose. And if I can possibly fix whatever is misaligned, and get it working, hey great. If it's gone forever then nothing has changed from 30 mins ago.
I can guarantee 100% that you will not be able to reliably fix it. So...

Make a speaker!

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post #17 of 31
Or use the magnets out of it and have to go to the hospital and get stitches from it slamming together on your fingers, etc.

@ wut_the_phuk, you do realize he opened it in the first post right? I was asking the guy that said rma it.
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@ wut_the_phuk, you do realize he opened it in the first post right?
Yea I realize that. I am him.
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post #19 of 31
if in the very unlikely event of you getting it to work it would/could never be considered reliable enough to be of any use.
    
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post #20 of 31
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Nonsense.
It will not.
In HDD repair labs, the gas used in the chamber is pure air. Nothing more, nothing less.




Nonsense. Apart from the bolded bit

The tolerance is LESS than a molecule of smoke.




TRUE!

Gosh dang it, you know what i mean common open air i don't know of many hermetically sealed homes? open unfiltered air.
Edited by cdoublejj - 12/17/10 at 4:33pm
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