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It was certainly the magnets in this instance, I am fully aware of the workings of a hard drive. I know that it was the magnets in my case as I simply sat down and lifted the laptop onto my lap which was already on. The screen immediately went blank and when I tried to lift the laptop back onto the table the magnets which were in my pocket were "attached" through denim jeans to the bottom of the laptop. The laptop would boot but gave a no drive message. I removed the drive and the read heads were rattling inside the drive. The neodymium magnets x2 are approximately 50mm X 25mm X 10mm, they are very powerful, I use them to hold mild steel pieces in position prior to welding etc.
I wiped my laptop by accident by placing it on my lap when I had a large magnet of this type in my pocket. Totally destroyed the hard drive!Be careful.
Your very welcome. Please add a few pictures if you do make them.
The driftwood I collect from the beach is just as it appears. The sea washes the driftwood onto the beach with sand and removes the bark and smooths the surface to what you see in the pictures. I often throw branches back into the sea for " further processing" if it's not ready to use. Not sure how long it's in the sea for though.
Sadly no, it's just a case of starting collecting driftwood in ideal weather here.
I do, I make the Owls you can see next to the very bored dog, hedgehogs,tea light holders and picture frames from driftwood too.
Thank you, your very kind. They make great Christmas presents too.
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