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In this instructable we turn a hard drive into a speaker.
Items needed for this project : 1. Hard Disk Drive 2. Soldering Iron 3. Wire Cutter 4. T9 Torx Screw Driver
Disassemble the HDD.Use the T9 torx screw driver to remove the screws.Some of the screws are hidden under the label on top of the cover.
Remove the magnet on the top. First remove the screw that holds it in place and lift the magnet out slowly.
Remove the lock of the head.
Remove the contact terminal (the plastic thingy) shown in the first picture.Then turn the head off the platter and lift it straight up(second picture).
Solder a piece of long wire on to the terminals shown in the picture. (sorry about the blurry picture) This is the wire to be connected to the ...
Connect another piece of long wire to the spindle motor terminals (at the bottom of the HD) This step isn't necessary but adds to it.
Now put all parts together except the head lock and the top cover and Don't forget to screw the read/write head back on.
The mod is complete. Connect the wires to your amp. Mine is 30w x 2 so that i can connect the spindle motor and the read/write head seperate ...
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