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

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Is Call of Duty 2 for PC working right?

I have Call of Duty 2 (or COD2) for PC. I've had it running fine on my computer before. Then I got a virus and then had to run it again, which is this time. I put it into my disk drive...nothing happened. I went to device manager and it said that my two CD drives were not working properly. I uninstalled them and reinstalled them. I restarted my computer, put it in and nothing happened. When i go "My Computer" it says that the disk drive is empty. I have Windows XP.

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Are these Capacitors Fried??

I think i blew out a cheap voice chance I have... can anyone verify that the capacitors I have circled are indeed blown... I've never looked before, and am not 100% sure the black isn't just a manufacturers marking. also, the caps are 20pF and 56pF and I need to replace them STAT... would Radio Shack's 100 pack capacitor grab bag have these numbers?

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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.

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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.

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Xbox Disk changer? Answered

I had an idea for a xbox disk changer, considering my extreme laziness. Basically, It would be an old music disk changer with the same xbox style disk drive in it. The drives ribbon cable would connect from the changer to the xbox, then I'd record the disk switch (up & down) IR signal, and put it in my xbox controller. like www.instructables.com/id/Done/ . So to sum it up, I want to make a 6 disk xbox changer and put the remote in my controller. What I'm asking is how much of a hassle, and even if this is even possible. Thanks in advance                   ~Nameless~

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Apple floppy disk?

Hi,    I have been searching for a way to get the info from some floppy disks that were used on an Apple format computer in the early 90's. The disks are 3.5's. I have a disk drive. I have tried to find a converter  program online but none seem to apply to this.  I can't get them on the PC because if they are formatted they lose the data. Does anyone know a way to convert the data to PC inexpensively?    Thanks Much,   Savex

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Rainbow Video Disks?

Anyone remember those "Rainbow Video Disks"? The bits of A4 paper that could store up to 450 GB of data? What ever happened to those? Are they available somewhere or did they just die? If anyone knows of some way of storing files on paper (via 2d barcode or something) I'd be greatful.

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LED disk monitor

I'm thinking of making an LED based hard drive monitor that will show the % of free space. My thoughts are either an Electric Imp or a Spark Particle wifi controller and then some kind of OSX script that runs  on my server to read the disk usage and push it to a web server. I'll be using APA102 or LPD8806 strips. Any thoughts or suggestions? Cheers.

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Floppy Disk Converter?

How does a Floppy Disk Converter work? Heres my problem. I have recently bought a laptop which has Windows Vista. I have an old desktop computer with Windows 98SE. I have no floppy disk drive on the laptop. I want to save the material on the floppy disks onto a USB memory stick. I bought a USB that works for Windows 98SE only to find that you need to download drivers for it from the Internet before it will work. So I plugged my Broadband connection (which is from Vodafone) into the desktop computer to get an Internet connection only to find that the Internet is too new a version for Windows 98SE to read so therefore I cant download the drivers. Also I thought I could save to CD and then put the CD into the laptop to save them to the hard disk but the desktop only has a CD-ROM whereas the laptop has CD-RW. So that wont work either. So I was wondering if a Floppy Disk Converter would be the answer to my problem. Like do you just insert a floppy and a USB into the Floppy Disk Converter and transfer the files. Do you need to connect it to a computer. Sorry for rambling on but I have so many questions about it and I really want to know before I go out and buy one only to find that it is also useless to me. Thanks

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Boot disk error?

I recently built two computers with amd fx-4300 processors, geforce 650 ti video cards, generic 4Gb memory, generic power supplies and GIGABYTE 78LMT-S2P motherboards. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on the systems and began installing various programs I needed. When I was done for the day I shut down the computers and turned off the powerstrip. The next day when I went to start them up, I was getting a boot error. After inserting an Ubuntu live disk into the computer, I checked the hard drive, which opened up no problem and still contained all of the files from the os. The rule out the software I was installing, I reinstalled Linux on both computers, and rebooted, after which point there seemed to be no problem, until I turned off the powerstrip again and I got another boot error when I went to turn them back on. Thinking it might be the disk I was using to install linux, I burned another disk with the same os and tried that, and the problem persisted. The fact that it happened on both systems leads me to beleive that it isnt a hardware defect, but possibly and incompatibility between hardware parts, or a bios issue. Has anyone else ever encountered a situation like this where the os doesn't load after the power supply is switched on and off? If so, what causes it and what can I do to fix it? Edit: It seems that it actually fails to boot every time it is shut down, though it works fine when it is only rebooted. Edit#2: Interestingly enough, if i run a hard disk check from the live dvd, and then reboot with the disk in, it loads from the hard drive, but then after the next shutdown, it does the same thing Edit#3: After doing a disk check and it says no errors, it says to click a button to reboot. When I do this it gives me this message after it reboots, "Errors were found while checking the disk drive for /. Press F to attempt to fix the errors, I to ignore, S to skip mounting, or M for manual recovery" on the one computer I hit f to automatically fix it, which isn't a permanent fix because the drive coninues to have problems, but will boot after i hit f, and then not after i shutdown again. On the other computer, I hit m, and it gave me the message, "Root filesystem check failed. A maintanence shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and reboot the system." The shell is from the hard drive, not the cd.

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Compact DIsk Coasters

Well, I have some cork place mats that are lounging around and also have tons of useless old CDs, so I was wondering about making an instructable for CD coasters. I know that Im going to cut out circles of the cork and put the CDs on them then....but what should I do the CDs before I glue them on? Should I microwave them? Should I paint them? Should I shatter the CDs and then glue them on? How good are CDs at absorbing heat? Just some of my burning questions.

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Disk boot error? Answered

Last night, I wanted some files off my laptop drive, so I stuck it in an external enclosure and plugged it into my desktop (whilst on). I then turned off the desktop without unplugging my laptop drive and turned it on again today, forgetting to unplug it. I have USB booting enabled, so it tried to boot from the laptop drive and as I was out of the room when it was booting, it entered the recovery partition as the hardware is incompatible. I have done this before, so I just turned off my computer, unplugged the drive, and restarted. Instead of booting from my primary internal drive, it got stuck on the post screen. It detected it, but wouldn't go any further. I then thought that it was still looking for the USB drive, so changed the boot order and removed usb boot, same problem. Removing my primary drive just returned the error "disk boot error, insert boot drive and press enter to continue", so I inserted the primary hard drive (I have it in a hot-swap bay, so it can easily be removed, although being my primary hard drive, not "hot"). After doing so, it kept returning a similar error. I then figured that it was still looking for my laptop drive as a primary boot device, so I cleared CMOS with the jumper and after setting it up again, disabling every other bootable interface except the sata port my primary drive is connected to, and it still just gets stuck on post. I have left it about 10 mins and still get the same problem. It is also hard to enter BIOS or any of the other utilities, as it waits until after post, so I have to either remove all drives or insert the laptop drive in it's enclosure. How can I get my desktop to boot from the primary hard drive again? Inserting the install disk is also hard, because I don't actually have a DVD drive yet, so I installed Windows 7 extended trial through a memory stick from my laptop with a disk drive. I have since deleted it off my memory stick, and my laptop is now in pieces hooked up to my monitor/keyboard/mouse instead of my desktop. It is on it's back and the hard drive bay is open in case I need it again. My BIOS is award with additional features on a Gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 board. Both drives are Hitachi sata-II drives, one being 3.5" and one being 2.5".

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Mousetrap car Pulley help.

Hi! ive been working on a mousetrap car for my physics class and i was looking into the idea of pulleys to get more power to pull on the axle to rotate it. Ive noticed that alot of the Pulleys I see all rotate on an axle which I can not acheive due to the small space on the car. So my thought would be to anchor these small wooden pucks (small like 1 cm diameter) and have notches in them so that the fishing line wouldnt slip. (picture) Can I get some help on wether or not this would work? If it works can I get some input on how i could make it better? ex. different pulley designs that dont require moving parts. Thanks in advance!

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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.  

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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.

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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

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Floppy disk Welding Goggles

The new MacGyver used floppy disks as welding eye protection. I recently found a floppy, and tore it apart. It seems to be a very dark filter, but does it filter UV?

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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

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Floppy Disk Drives UK

Hi Guys, I am after some floppy drives here in the UK, if anyone can help me out that would be awesome, Perhaps you work in an IT department or know people who do. I need as many as I can get my hands one. thanks Chris

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Homemade Yugioh duel disk

Today I was bored and made a homemade yu-gi-oh duel disk out of cardboard and some other junk. So first I drew my design and cut out the base part, which held the cards. Of course, I had to measure and trace the cards to make a design that would hold the card in both atk and def position. Then, the hardest part for the base, I designed the spell and trap card zone. Then, by simply cutting out a piece of cardboard and getting one of those pins that fold at the back, I made the field zone. The hardest part of it all was making the deck/graveyard/life-points/arm connector part. The lifepoints area was made by gluing a small calculator onto the d/g/l/a(dgla). The dgla was made of 5 different layers of cardboard so as to make enough room for the graveyard. Next, I got my deck box and cut off part of it and glued it onto the side of the dgla. It worked perfectly for a deck holder with a few miner adjustments to hold the deck in place. Then, with an exacto knife, I cut out the area for the graveyard and added a small slip that pulled up and out to hold the graveyard cards in place. Finally, I cut out a piece of stretchy cloth just smaller than my wrist and glued it on. NOW, WHEN I POST INSTRUCTIONS, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN GENUINE PIECE OF CRAP! lol. Pictures coming soon.

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my dreamcast wint read all of my discs all of the time what should i do?

Hi their :-3) i now own a dreamcast but im having some trouble with it. basicly it runs some games (chu chu rocket which is the official version) and others either wont run at all or reset like after a few minutes of game play. i have genly cleaned the lense with a q-tip and rubing alchohol and it did some good but still did'nt fix the problem i dont know what to do . the last resort is to ajust the laser but i realy dont want to ,is their any other method to fix this issue 

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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

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Where to get a windows install disk. ?

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

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Uses for scrap floppy disk drives.?

I have a stack of old fdds - they have small motors and worm gears to drive the head and some have motors for the disk but the others have the disk motor coils affixed to the circuit board and so it is difficult to salvage that. Is it possible to 'drive' the fdd over the connector? What signals normally traverse the ribbon cable? They all have opto sensors for the disk in or out and an led of course.

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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

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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.

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how to make a piezo disk wiggle?

How would you make a piezo disk wiggle so you could see it move. Short story short i ultimately want to make a dual piezo cooling jet that GE had made (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm5fXj-hUpk)

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Adding files to a Virtual Hard Disk

I am trying to add a file to a virtual hard drive (.vhd file) made with Virtual PC. I can't seem to figure out a way to open it outside of VPC, though. Does anyone know a way?

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how to disk brakes on mower transaxle?

Transaxle: dana spicer model 2000 out of older pan frame murray need brakes so i can race

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Help uploading a disk to a usb drive?

I have bought a usb wifi adapter for my raspberry pi. The problem is that the drivers that come with it are on a disk. I have tryed a few ways of uploading the disk to a usb but they have all failed. I have had the usb to wifi running on my windows 7 computer (the raspberry pi is linux). I have a spare usb that I dont care about to transfer data. I have also tryed to get drivers online but these have not worked. Any ideas? Thanks, David.

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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!!!

Topic by Terranan 


MP3 player with USB disk input

Hi All.I use my USB flash drive to play music on my PC and in my car. My stereo at my entertainment area does not have a USB input so I have to plug a device into it via aux such as a phone or MP3 player. My question is; are there any MP3 players that have a port for a USB flash drive? I have an old phone that I currently load with music to play on my stereo when I have guests but I would prefer to simply plug my USB disk into a device to play music off of it. Its a pain to load music onto my USB, then have to load the music again onto my old phone. Thanks

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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

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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!

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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?

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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 ?

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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???!!!!

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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.

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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

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Should i post single shot disk launcher pocket pistol? Answered

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

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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

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Format hard drive without XP disk? Answered

Lately, my computer's been getting really slow. I've checked multiple times, top to bottom, so it's not a virus or anything like that. However, I lost my XP disk a while back soo... is there any way to format a hard drive without a disk? Many internet cakes to whomever can help.

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what is capacistance of 20k code disk capacitor???? Answered

I have a capacitor with code 20k but i don't know its value please help!!!!

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How To Cheaply Make A Disk Golf Set?

I am looking for a way to build a disc golf course in my backyard for as cheap as possible.

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Computer not booting when Hard disk is connected?

Hello, I bought a new system with Segate 2 TB internal hard disk about a week ago. I have Windows 7 running on my PC. Till yesterday my system working fine. Today when i tried to start my system, I see the Intel logo and press f2 for bios and F10 for Boot menu. It does not move from there. I am not able to access BIOS Setup. And BIOS is accessible if I remove the hard disk. If i connect hard disk it does not move from the Intel logo. I tried to connect my hard disk (2TB Segate) to another system, it booting and working fine. I even tried other hard disks (500gb & 1TG Segate) in my new system it booting and working fine. But when i try with the 2TB in my new system I see the Intel logo and press f2 for bios and F10 for Boot menu. It does not move from there. I am not able to access BIOS Setup. I did not get any error message. I would like thank everyone for the support in advance ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Intel I5 3470 Intel DH77EB 2TB Segate 16 GB (8*2) RAM 2GB Graphic Card.

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