[geeks] Deathstar (another drive bites the dust)
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Sat Oct 2 18:26:45 CDT 2004
Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:
>Thomas Gallaway wrote:
>>It smells like the PCB got fried or so. Whenever I plug it in the
>>harddisk starts to search and click really fast and then seem to
>>restart. Over and over.
>>Anybody know if I can replace the PCB to get the data off the drive?
>I had a similar thing happen with an Excel Store (Chinese IBM copy) drive.
>In my case it turned out when the room temperature was over about 65F,
>the drive started acting the way you descirbe.
>I was able to get the data off the drive by wraping it in an nonconducting
>antistatic bag PC board up. Then I placed a bag of ice wrapped in wrag
>on top of it.
I will try that. Might be a fun sunday project hehe... Thanks
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