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In this instructable I will show you the steps to take apart a computer hard drive and get the rare earth magnets from it.
1. A hard drive 2. Appropriate screwdrivers Pretty simple, eh?
Hard drives can be found most everywhere. In Australia we have things called council cleanups where many people chuck out old computers. For those wh...
I have had this set for a long time...It has a bit of a story to it. Skip to the next paragraph if you don't want to hear my ramblings...Along time ag...
Get out your hard drive and rip of all of the stickers. Undo all of the screws that you see and take the cover off.
Again you want to undo all of the screws
You now have access to the first of the two magnets. See that thing that has a number on it... Thats a magnet. You will have to pull really hard to ge...
Rare earth magnets can be very damaging. They can destroy tv and computer screens.Well now you have these rare earth magnets what do you do with them?...
Due to comments here is how to get the magnet off the brace. Sorry, No photos, forgot. What I recommend i not taking them off the brace because most...
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In removing the magnet, I just use pliers and hammer. Using this tools, just bend the tip of the plate (not at the middle because there is a probability that you break the magnet). After bending and discover some opening, insert screw driver and flip it off to break the attachment that binds the magnet and the plate. Done! But make sure not to break the magnet. Do it wisely and patiently.
""Using your feet hold the brace and pull using the knife and pliers. Make sure not to snap them bucause the stuff inside is bad for you!""
So what is in it? What am I not breaking, the magnet or the casing around the magnet.
I'd like to get a sense of what precautions I should be taking. Thanks for the info, I'll be pulling apart some old hard drives soon!
Hey! I used your instructable to harvest a magnet for my instructable. Thanks!
are the magnets connected
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