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Convert an old harddrive from a decktop PC into a cool looking desk clock.
Locate an old hard drive. I found one with actual screws securing the case and circuit board. Purchase a clock mechanism with a 3/4 inch long shaft from ...
Remove the case and circuit board. I could not remove all the screws, so I was forced to pry off the cover. Be carefull not to damage the ...
The clock required a 1/4 inch hold for mounting. You need to remove the hard drive platters and spindle. I used a T6 torx wrench to remove the ...
Expand the hole to 1/4 inch in the case where the spindle was located.
Use a hammer and small phillips screwdriver to pound out the rod in the spindle's middle. Use a hammer and a larger screwdriver to pound out the ball ...
Replace the hard drive platters and spindle.
Insert clock mechanism thru hold from the back and secure with included nut. Attach the hands and insert a battery.
To make it more to my liking I replaced the second hand with a red one and used the F3, F9, and F12 keys from an old laptop keyboard.
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