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Originally Posted by rogueblade View Post
Has anyone here ever opened up a harddrive and given the platter a little twist?
None who were looking to recover their data.
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post #42 of 61
I've opened a hard drive before and messed with the platters It was already quite dead though The coolest part is the complete lack of dust inside, and the mirror finish of the platters.
post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
First off, I'd like to say that I now feel old when it comes to computer parts. Someone asking what a standard HDD cable is just does not compute.
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Oh noooos..... I feel old now....
My thoughts exactly, though I will use it to strengthen myself against the day in a couple of years when I am taking my son to school and he wants me to turn off that "classic" Rap because it embarrass' him

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None who were looking to recover their data.
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post #44 of 61
The only thing you might be able to do is transplant the platters to a donor drive of the same model. Even then, exposure to air will degrade the platters over time, so do it quickly. Also, do not let the platters get dirt, dust, etc on them.
post #45 of 61
:facepalm: You don'y know a IDE!!! :facepalm:

I'm still rocking IDE Drives on my sig rig right now
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post #46 of 61
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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
:facepalm: You don'y know a IDE!!! :facepalm:

I'm still rocking IDE Drives on my sig rig right now
I think that's funnier than someone not knowing what one is....
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post #47 of 61
you know what's even funnier? I'm still rocking my PENTIUM 4 and DDR 400mhz ram in my STOCK Dell pc from 2004. Very few people can top that, unless their running pc's from the turn of the century.

p.s. : To the OP - The only DIY method for this would be to either transplant the platters into a donor drive, or try and fix the head that is clicking.
post #48 of 61
lol how young are you? Its an IDE port, you need a big, fat, ugly IDE ribon. Oh and they are slow.
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post #49 of 61
Also, let it be known that I have encountered the same problem before, and could not figure out how to stop the clicking for my life. After taking it apart, I stopped the clicking, but it still wouldn't read. I can only wish you good luck in your endeavor.
post #50 of 61
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My thoughts exactly, though I will use it to strengthen myself against the day in a couple of years when I am taking my son to school and he wants me to turn off that "classic" Rap because it embarrass' him



This is off topic...but those quotes in your sig are awesome. Made me LOL.(Especially the second one...so true...)
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