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Old 06-17-2007, 06:58 PM   #1
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I was having problems with my laptop so I decided to format....

Then during formating windows said it couldn't format because the disk could be damaged. After repeated attempts (even putting the HDD in another laptop) at this, I decided, to take a drastic step. I too a small (about size of a dollar coin) but VERY strong (85lbs pull force) neodymium magnet and swept it across the top.

Now it when I try to format, it doesn't even recognize there is a hard drive hooked up. It says there is not hard drive.

So, is it too late or is there one more thing I can do? Luckily I have another laptop to work with if there is anything else I can try.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:01 PM   #2
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well the magnet wasnt the best idea but hey too bad

try downloading tools from the hd makers website sometimes i have found there format tools work when others dont
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:02 PM   #3
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WTF would you run a magnet over your harddrive? Thats like shooting somebody in the head and expecting them to be perfectly fine.

I'm sorry re thinking that, that may have been harse. I mean all I can see is seeing somebody sitting there screwing with a harddrive and getting the idea hey lets rub a magnet around it maybe that'll fix errr.
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:13 AM   #4
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Ok, I guess I'll have to replace the damn thing.

Is this a good value... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=330134760024

...if I BuyItNow?
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Old 06-18-2007, 01:51 AM   #5
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yeah i'd say its a good deal if your okay on the diskspace
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