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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by BWG View Post
Rep +1 for keeping the spouse busy for a night, trying to remove it from the fridge.
You guys need magnets to keep your spouse busy for a night?



There is practically nothing you can do to make money off of it, but hard drive platters are very shiny and the magnets inside are very strong.

Thats really about it.
    
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post #12 of 23
Use the serial number on the WD site to get a cheap upgrade. While you are there you can even see if it is still under WDs warranty period.

Or you could hit it with a big hammer.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 3/22/11 at 3:11pm
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post #13 of 23
You can use the drive's serial number to get a small discount off another WD drive.
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post #14 of 23
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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.
wait what?


IM SO DOING THIS RIGHT NOW
 
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I have a good 4-5 inch stack of dead hard drive disks on my desk.
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just got back from HW store with TorqX driver in hand, bout to have some fun
 
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So after fetching two large magents out of the HDD

holy crap these things are so strong it bruised my finger getting the magnets between it!
 
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lol
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Write a letter to Western Digitals president kissing as much a s s as you can! Trust me! Ask if there is any possible way it can be replaced.

Tell them you have always trusted Western Digital products and have never used any other type of hard drive.

I used to have a big samsung CRT, it caught fire, they sent a cheap lcd, it died and never really worked right anyways, dad wrote a letter to Samsungs president telling him how much he loved them and trusted their products and asked if there was any possilbe way to have a replacement.

A while later we get a call from samsung giving us three lcd flatscreens we'd like to choose from. And here I am looking through a 24in t240

Edit: It seems I have come to late....
Edited by Laurifer - 3/22/11 at 5:46pm
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