Should i post single shot disk launcher pocket pistol? Answered

Small pocket sized but very weak and cause of design trigger will fall off

Asked by deadaccount 8 years ago


PC hard disk makes loud clicking sound and does not boot up

Hello, I had some fall on top of a hard disk and now the disk does not work or boot up. It appears the BOIS does detect it but it then makes a loud clicking sound and cannot be read. Is there anything I can do to retrieve the data? The model is Maxtor DiamondMax plus 9m 80GB. Thanks, Lucas

Asked by Lucas_London 8 years ago


Switching to alternate Mac partition without keyboard? Answered

I just noticed on my iMac that somehow the default partition was set from my Mac partition to the Boot Camp partition -- which currently has nothing on it. This is a major problem, because someone decided to restart the computer, and as you know, when a partition with nothing on it is loaded, no drivers for my bluetooth keyboard and mouse loaded. I got past the "No bootable device available -- Please insert bootable disk and press any key to continue" by turning off the computer and booting it from a Windows 7 disk. Unfortunately, the disk isn't compatible with the partition format, so I can't even load Windows to reset the default partition. I was going to try a Vista disk, but alas, the eject key is incapacitated due to the lack of drivers. I'm most likely to buy a new USB keyboard, but does anyone know how to switch partitions without a keyboard?

Asked by ALogan97 6 years ago


how to copy to my flash automatically and sliently?

If someone has a flash disk plugged in their computer and i want to plug my flash disk in the same computer, keep it there for a second so that it copies all the contents of the other flash AUTOMATICALLY AND SILENTLY, AND OF A SPECIFIC FILE TYPE ONLY, or maybe some other criteria (like: copy all pdf or ppt files from all over the computer whether from another flash or from the hardisk itself), how can that be done? i've already seen THIS TUTORIAL, and tested it on windows 7, it's not silent and it's not automatic and it doesn't copy from another flash disk but from the user's profile only

Asked by thehj 8 years ago


Distinguish glass hard disk platters from aluminum without marring the reflective surface? Answered

I have hundreds of hard disk platters from disassembled hard drives.  Some are made of glass, some are made of aluminum.  The glass ones, when flexed, shatter into thousands of razor shards which screech across the room. I would like to avoid that in the future.  I only want to use the aluminum ones, but I don't want to mar the reflective surface. I've thought of weighing them, but the platters some from many manufacturers and eras and so the weights won't be consistent.  Magnets don't attract glass or aluminum. Does glass float? (I'm guessing no.)  Is the reflective surface transparent? (I'm guessing no again, but maybe a strong light would work?) There has to be a way....

Asked by Odonata 7 years ago


Can I get a 5 1/4 floppy disc drive to work under Windows XP?

I have a 5 1/4 which appears to be OK, I think I configured it through BIOS and Windows seemed to pick it up, but it wouldn't recognise it past that. I think that XP just doesn't handle this obsolete format, but I don't know. And if you're wondering: "because it's something I want to do" L

Asked by lemonie 9 years ago


How can homemade phonograph disk recorder?

I'd like a phonograph disk recording device to make it so I can favorite music on the phonograph recording disk

Asked by sadegh124 7 years ago



can anyone identify this lathe attachment (used for turning disks into "bowls") ?

Hey I'm looking for the name and/or other informations about this lathe attachment http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1525424/how_its_made_silver_miniatures/ used for turning (silver) disks into "bowls"  (I'm talking about the attachment used for holding the disks) really hope you can help me!! thanks :)

Asked by lordl9999 6 years ago


Extra 1.8" disk drive projects?

I bought a 30gb zune when it came out, and my dog literaly ATE it. since then, i have replaced it, but i have this extra 1.8" drive lying around and i need somthing to do with it. No, i havent tried selling it, and i realy dont want to ( looks to cool:] ). I am hoping someone knows how to make it a usb drive, because a 30 gb usb would be USEFULL!!! If anyone has any idea, PLEASE!!!! Post it!!!

Posted by Terranan 8 years ago



Is there any more suggestion?

Hi, I am seriously considering the purchase of EASEUS data recovery wizard or Partition Table Doctor and have some questions, I will give you the background of my problem - I was loading Password Pros (password recovery software) and during the loading process (when it was in the middle of loading) the computer was accidently rebooted by me. Now every time I turn on my computer it repeatedly reboots itself and never gets past this point. Just before the computer is ready to shut itself down and reboot itself again, it gives the message "Bad image check sum olecnv32.dll c0000221". Is there any more suggestion?

Posted by chris878758 10 years ago


Is there any more suggestion?

Hi, I am seriously considering the purchase of EASEUS data recovery wizard or Partition Table Doctor and have some questions, I will give you the background of my problem - I was loading Password Pros (password recovery software) and during the loading process (when it was in the middle of loading) the computer was accidently rebooted by me. Now every time I turn on my computer it repeatedly reboots itself and never gets past this point. Just before the computer is ready to shut itself down and reboot itself again, it gives the message "Bad image check sum olecnv32.dll c0000221". Is there any more suggestion?

Posted by chris878758 10 years ago


How to revive a dead/not recognized USB Flash disk?

I got two usb flash disk; 4gb and 2gb. The 2gb can't be recognized by any PC and OS. The 4gb, whenever I put files, the files will disappear or it will be destroyed. Both Transcend branded.

Asked by jklione 7 years ago


Floppy Disk Analog Audio

Recently i was experimenting with cassette tape loops and had this bright idea. so i googled it and found someone else had done this already of course. check this out; http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/25/video-recording-analog-audio-to-a-floppy-disk/could someone make a step by step instructable for this? (i dont understand it fully)thanks

Posted by synthetic_iron_oxide 9 years ago


BBC Magazine readers give 40 ways we still use floppies

This fun article from the BBC website showcases readers' responses to Sony ceasing production of floppy disks.  There are 40 picked responses, many of which just talk about legacy hardware that still uses them for data storage, but some of them are easily 'ible-worthy.  Highlights: 1. I regularly buy floppy disks. I own a pub with a retro theme and I use them as beer mats. 4. Not as much a user as an owner of a great many floppies, I was planning to tile the roof of my shed with them (using the two existing corner holes to take the nails) until my wife forbade it. 13. I put handles on them and sell them as spatulas. I sell thousands of them a year. 18. I've always used an old floppy disk as an ice scraper for the car, just the right combination of rigidity and flexibility. Just don't use the side with the metal sleeve on. They last about a year before they need replacing from my endless pile from the 1990s. 28. Floppy disks are ideal "floppy table" stabilisers, whether in the dining room or on the patio. They are also good for wedges filling in gaps where wood has to be cut. I have also embossed them in a cement pathway in a splendid "talked about feature" as they are of no use whatsoever for storage. Enjoy!

Posted by yoyology 8 years ago


Hard drive MP3 boombox?

I was wondering if anyone has and Instructable or has done this. I've searched Instructables and can't find anything like this at all, which really surprised me as I thought this would have been an obvious one to do. What I'd like to do is build a bookcase / boombox stereo from scratch using: 1. an old hard drive 2. some speakers 3. a small lcd to display info 4. some basic controls 5. usb port to update files on HD -or- make the HD removable 6. whatever other electronics parts are necessary. It doesn't need to have radio, CD audio or anything else. All I want is a 200GB or larger hard drive full of MP3's and a way to play them with decent fidelity and loud without using the computer. I've built lots of PC's and know computer hardware and software fairly well but have never used a soldering iron... but can follow complex instructions very well. Also I'm not sure if it can use a prebuilt interface by scavinging the electronics from a basic el-chepo MP3 player or if it would be better to use something like a VIA Micro-ATX motherboard with built in CPU and have something like a USB drive booting to a simple version of Linux directly to a media player interface? That seems like it would cost more in parts but be simpler than creating custom circuitry. But that is the way I would go if attempting this on my own. An all hardware & firmware solution somehow seems more elegant but that's beyond my current ability's. If I go with the Micro-ATX motherboard and Linux it could be done in a modular format that would allow the addition of other components latter such as CD player (with auto MP3 ripping), input and output to other components etc. So has anyone done this? If you haven't but have the know how do you want to collaborate via e-mail and walk me through it. I'd create an Instructable if so and give you full credit. Any and all suggestions, comments, rants, put downs, cheers, roars, hollars and yells appreciated!!

Posted by skonofvulcan 10 years ago


Where to get a windows install disk. ?

I need to format my hardrive but my pc didn't com with a disk.

Asked by coolpizzadude 8 years ago


disk saw + vacuum cleaner = less dust ?

When cutting bricks and concrete with disk saw there are clouds of dust. here is my failed attempt to reduce its amount using a vacuum cleaner instructable anyway ?

Posted by 11010010110 9 years ago


Internal Hard disk to external without a kit ... ?

How can I convert an enternal Sata Hard Disk out a HP Pavilion taplet pc (tx1419nr) to an external hard disk with out buying a kit?? I already have a cable with USB end took it of a mouse .. Anyone do have information on how to achieve this hack???!!!!

Asked by Habayeb 7 years ago


Floppy disk identifying help!?

Well I bought a floppy disk called 3D TETRIS a week ago and I cannot find anything on the internet that talks about it. If anyone knows anything about it can they tell me. Thank you.

Asked by nattyclem 6 years ago


hard disk spindle motor voltage

I have detached the spindle motor from the hardisk. Ho can I run this motor. What are the voltages ned to be given ? Please help me Thanks Rijas PA rijas2010@gmail.com

Posted by rijas 8 years ago


What can i do with a iphone 2g?

The lcd is working and the hard disk also, is there a way to use it in a different use?

Asked by pdxpdx 7 years ago


Can I put my hard disk directly onto my network without sharing it trough a pc? Answered

Is there a way to put an external hard disk directly on my network? My HD only has a usb port so... can I cut off a piece of usb and ethernet cable, and fix the ethernet cable to the usb and just plug it into my router? I know there are special routers and stuff for it but I just don't want to spend money on a new one :p the one I have right now costed me 200 euros those days and I'm not yet ready to dump that one :) Thank you :)

Asked by TheGreenRat 8 years ago


floppy disk/ iron oxide sheet use?

I saw the ipod charger using lemons here: http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/charging-ipods-with-lemons/ And I began to wonder what would happen if  you sandwiched a bunch of floppy disks together and put them in a solution... Hook them up in series and well what? Could each one be used as a tiny cel in a battery?  I am going to look around, I'm sure my colleagues are still hoarding floppies. I think I'm gonna need a lot of alligator clips on this one...Must be something a sufficient number of floppies can still do for us.

Posted by flashj 8 years ago



Can I get some help on EL wire? Answered

Alright I have a project in mind. I just got done watching Tron Legacy ( literally ) and have a fascination with the ID Disks. So I want to buy some of the deluxe versions, but I heard they aren't very good (i.e. sound and light is decent). I am not for decent. First things I thought was of using EL wire so here are some of my questions: How do I calculate how many volts/amps needed to light this puppy up to no end? Can I make this rechargeable? Can I hot glue this to the sides?  How bright are they?  How easy to wire? I'd have more questions but I think that is enough. So can someone please help? I want this thing to be nice and bright. 

Asked by Iridium7 7 years ago


How to acess a broken camera HDD ?

Hi everyone! I have a JVC camera that is broken. I went camping and somehow water came in and screw the camera. It doesn't turn on, not even with the charger pluged in. The fix is actually more expensive than buyin another one so... I need to know how can i recover the data inside the HDD... Hope you can help me guys. Thank you very much. ;)

Asked by meyers 7 years ago


Lumbar Laminectomy Spinal Surgery. (final update)

It looks like, after my visit today with the Surgeon, that the Lumbar Laminectomy is probably the best route for me to go at this point. Tomorrow, if I can get my wife to agree with me, I will be making the appointment, hopefully for next week (Tues, or Thurs). I don't believe in luck, so; here's hoping the surgeon is awake, skillful, and hasn't had so many coffees that his hands shake the morning of that surgery :-) UPDATE #1: I am having doubts about the process. I may go for now with only therapy, and if matters become worse rather then better, then have the surgery. But things have already taken a turn for the better.....I have felt the best today, then I have felt in the last 3 weeks. . . we shall see when I start. UPDATE #2: Until tomorrow, I will not know for sure, but at this point, my back is feeling a bit better. I have been able to go a little longer without pain meds then before, so I do think therapy will work.    I still have to get that second opinion however.   UPDATE #2.19375 supplemental: I have my appointment @2:00 PM today for the second opinion. I hope we can come to an agreeable conclusion as to how to proceed with the treatment.   I will update again, when I know more.   UPDATE #3: The Second opinion appt has been attended to, and we came to an agreement that 3 weeks of therapy should proceed any consideration of surgery.   So, if this works, I will be off work for only 3 more weeks.  If not, I will have to have surgery done, and will be off for at least 3-4 more.    UPDATE #3.21978 supplemental: I start therapy on Thursday, and will be finished November 5th if all goes as planned. UPDATE #3.714155 supplemental: Tuesday starts my official treatments as Thursday was just the initiation and measurement phase.  I will report on how well the first day of stretching, exercise, and time on the RACK went.     UPDATE #4: Newest estimate for my return to work is currently Nov. 5th or 6th (possibly the 9th, if they don't want me to start until Monday....we will see.   Things are slowly improving.  I am sitting up for a bit longer now, although I am not able to stay put (sitting, standing, walking) for overly long periods yet; there is improvement. UPDATE #5: Finished with today's therapy session,  and started Traction for the first time.  I am feeling much better now.  Thursday, they will use the machine for an even longer period of time, and I should start to get further relief. UPDATE #5.6297 supplemental: Just got off the Traction machine an hour ago.  I am starting to feel even better then before. I hope this lasts, with the strengthening of my core muscles....below is exactly what RACK looks like :-)  UPDATE #6: Friday's work went well, and I feel pretty good this morning about going back to work this evening.   Thanks again for all your support ! You all have been great, bearing with me in all this.....          

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago


floppy disk sd drive? Answered

I'm wondering if there is such thing as a floppy disk drive that you plug into a computer through a sd port.  

Asked by josh1324 8 years ago


How to copy info from 5 1/4 in disk to cd disk. ?

Do not have drive to read 5 1/4 in disk, want to transfer software info to disk I can read CD OR 3 1/4. FLOPPY

Asked by ajjr611 8 years ago


How much is this toy duel disk worth? Answered

I have an Original yu-gi-oh duel disk from when i was a kid I was wondering how much would its resale value be in its current state? it is in perfect working condition and has very little damage

Asked by paininthebutt 3 years ago


where can i get a palm pilot visorinstallation disk!!!? Answered

My dad threw away the installation diskany one know where i can download one?!??1?1?!!?

Asked by jaxxster1 8 years ago


What to do with oodles of floppy disks?

I got a TON of floppy disks that my dad's about to throw out, lots of different colors, I'm wanting to make something large, not just a letter holder, or a tote bag. I have access to a shop and a laser printer, as well as resources I could branch out in. Sky's the limit, what would you make? Sincerely, Mymridon.

Posted by mymridon 6 years ago


Is it possible to use old cassette tape's and/or floppy disk's "film" to make circuit boards?

Is the magnetic film inside these old media conductive enough to replace the copper, and if so, would it be feasible to glue strips of tape/disk onto some plastic or cardboard and then attach (?melting/soldering?) electronic components to it?

Posted by trocatintas 2 years ago


how do i use a hdd motor please help i need it asap?

I wish to use a hard drive i have putted apart as a generator i need to find out how to power my motor to spin magnets inbetween the disks around coils to generate more power that i use.

Asked by 9 years ago



disk rom to ram Answered

Hello, I know it is illegal to rip a disk, but when a disk is processed, and it is decrypted, and put onto ram. So, how is that any different from using cleanrip, and having it stored to a ram disk (not harddrive). It is rom to ram action just like a console.

Asked by jbaker22 2 years ago



SyQuest EzDrive 135, is it worth it? Answered

I got one of these SyQuest EzDrive 135 things, its kind of like a floppy drive except it uses hard disks instead of plastic sheets. with it i got 2 135mb disks, and i was wondering, is it even worth it to try and use it? its a scsi drive so i would need an adapter card to use it, but im just wondering, even though it is a interesting thing, would it even be worth it to try and use it? are there any practical uses for it? i was thinking i could put a few songs on each disk or maybe pictures but thats about it.

Asked by zack247 6 years ago


Gaming without the disk?

I know there are instructions all over the internet on how to do this but as far as i can tell the instructions are without the original disk, if i have the original disk is there a way to download all the information to the computer so that i can launch the game from a folder? a way that doesn't make punkbuster (EA games) kick me if i play online. essentially i want a digital disk so i can use the original as a backup and i won't have to worry about my family removing my disks and destroying them (they tend to leave disks anywhere they can put them down). As a random note im always worried that when transfering my disk from the case to the drive that something will happen as in the past i have been pushed and i dropped the disk, it landed on an uneven surface and someone stepped on in breaking it.

Asked by pmk222 4 years ago


Glowsticks, motors, and an Iomega Jaz disk for Macs.

Hey everyone, I'm looking to get rid of some stuff I've had laying around for a while. I've got about 80 glowsticks + bracelet and ball connectors, and would like $20 obo for them, plus shipping. Colors are blue (clear in picture), green (lighter yellow in picture), yellow, pink, and orange. Some may be past expiration date (yeah, apparently they have one...), but there are plently of them there. Also, two cannon precision motors, both with D shaped shafts, one with a belt gear, $10 for both, plus shipping. Both motors are just under 3 inches long, and 1 3/4 inches wide, the shafts extend about 1-2 inches out. And, last but not least, an Iomega Jaz 1GB disk for Macs, price on Amazon is 93 bucks, but I'm selling for $20, plus shipping. I've provided pictures of everything, if your interested please send me a PM. PLEASE READ, I'm only going to accept Paypal payments, just to keep things simple. I'll send you a money request when we work out details. I'll be shipping the items USPS Priority mail, sorry only to the main 48 states. If I haven't covered any questions you might have, please feel free to message me! Thanks for help fund my projects XD

Posted by Zem 8 years ago


Does anyone know the disk name for MechCommander? Answered

I have been feeling pangs to play an old favorite, MechCommander. However, I lost the disk, but I backed up said disk on file (exact copy) so I can reburn the disk. In order to do this, I need to know how Windows references the disk, so if you have this wonderful gem of a game, could you please insert the disk and give me the exact name that comes up in "My Computer"? Thanks in advance!

Asked by AlternateLives 6 years ago


how do i skip a disk check on a computer without a working keyboard?

My new(to me) computer keep wigging out on me and does a disk check, but i cant skip it because i use a usb keyboard, and wont register until it boots but i cant boot because of the disk check. i know how to fix the corrupt op system by reinstall xp using a different disk, then go from there but i cant skip the stupid disk check. any help?

Asked by unanonymous 7 years ago



Disk space? Answered

HiHow much disc space is reqd for the Fusion 360 package ?

Asked by SollyM 1 year ago


Will any disk drive work?

I broke my disk drive for my xbox360, so i was wondering, would any make of disk drive work? I think there is 3 makes: Samsung, Hitachi and LG. I currently have the samsung drive but i was wondering if one of the others would work as a replacement because the other drives are cheaper? Thanks

Asked by nort360 9 years ago


I need some copper disks

I need several copper disks 2 inches in diameter with a 3/4 inch hole in the center. They can be cut, stamped, or otherwise constructed but it needs to be out of 1/16 inch copper.  several means 5-10

Posted by tngun 5 years ago