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Old 09-11-2006, 04:42 PM   #31
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Alright I would take it appart but I need to go out and get a set of torx
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Old 09-12-2006, 10:40 AM   #32
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let me know how it goes, i am going to take mine apart when it starts to go, i'll tmp fix the read/write arm if i have to, then re seal it so it's air tight again. i have to work on the solutuion of doing that though.
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Wait, so first we freez a cpu - chipsets and a video card now harddrivers whats next freez your psu?
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:26 PM   #34
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let me know how it goes, i am going to take mine apart when it starts to go, i'll tmp fix the read/write arm if i have to, then re seal it so it's air tight again. i have to work on the solutuion of doing that though.
Hard drives are not airtight, they have a small filter so that they can release excess pressure caused by altitude and temperature changes.
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:29 PM   #35
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i kind of figured that, since i saw that little warning on them saying do not cover this hole, but i was more or less agreeing with the air tight scenario
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:43 PM   #36
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Hmm...I always figured they were...
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:17 PM   #37
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Anyone still got that video of the inside of a working drive running the seek test?
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:46 PM   #38
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Sure, let me get it.
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Old 09-13-2006, 06:16 PM   #39
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I'm pretty sure opening it up would kill it, since its meant to be kept air tight, which is one reason when I did it, as you lot told me, it wouldn't condense in there causing it to blow up
I have seen an open hard drive boot up before.. though it started freaking out once it got some dust on it after a couple days.
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