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post #1 of 23
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so I have a WD Caviar Black I pulled from an OEM PC, out of warranty, bad sectors all over

What can I do with this to make some $ back? Or am I just out of luck
 
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post #2 of 23
Make a youtube video of you smashing it?
Use the inside disk as a frisbee?
Salvage the pronz?
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post #3 of 23
RMA. If the vendor you bought it from doesn't allow it, use it as a paper weight, door stopper, or decoration. Show the geek inside you . I made a whole list when somebody else asked the same question . Smash it, bake it, blow it up, etc. Baking it might fix it. Some people bake their motherboards when they don't work, even whole laptops.
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post #4 of 23
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Perhaps taking it apart is fun
 
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post #5 of 23
Out of warranty, bad unrecoverable sectors, pull it apart and put the magnet on your fridge and laugh when your significant other can't remove it.
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post #6 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by slickwilly View Post
Out of warranty, bad unrecoverable sectors, pull it apart and put the magnet on your fridge and laugh when your significant other can't remove it.
this sounds fun
i use my dead drives when doing a mod or something to mesurem lol.
    
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post #7 of 23
Rep +1 for keeping the spouse busy for a night, trying to remove it from the fridge. (Discalimer: Blonde spouses ONLY!)
 
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post #8 of 23
I took apart an old HD and stuck the magnets on my GF's fridge. She still can't get them off

I had to use a drill and drill out the bolts because they were torx heads and I don't have any torx wrenches.
    
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post #9 of 23
RMA, take it apart and steal all the screws... if the PCB is fine you could sell that...

Platters make good coasters... I've got an 8GB Seagate drive that I intend to use that for.
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post #10 of 23
Make a clear plexi glass modded drive!!
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