Asked by rkbling 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
how to recover files from a crushed external hard drive? my computer reads the drives but i cant access the files on it?
Asked by osopho 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hello, i accidentally dropped my ''serial ATA hard drive, and a plastic peace of the enclosure chipped off near the pins and will not let me plug it in my computer since it obviously will not work, all i get from the internet are ways of taking apart the entire thing, i need my hard drive in one peace and I'm in need of any help. What can i do to fix it ? Thanks.
Asked by drummerx5000 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I destroyed my last hard drive on accedent can someone give me a website where I can get more? Answered
The top disks broke
Asked by nerd7473 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I broke the tip of my head set the part at the end so Ive decided instead of buying a new 1 i would hard wire it in but i dont know what wires to connect
I recently got into taking apart old computers that no longer work (and by no longer work I mean really screwed up and not worth keeping) and see what I can salvage. I found this 80 gigabyte hard drive from a Windows Desktop computer, and i was wondering how i could wipe it without having to put it back in the computer, because it's all in pieces at the moment. If they uploaded correctly, i have pictures of the hard drive and all of it's info. Also, could some tell me the official name of it please? Thanks. :D
Posted by JBowmanDIY 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
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 9 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I have two laptos that don't work and I want to make a tesla turbine out of one of the hard drives
Asked by nerd7473 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
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....
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Asked by saxformoney 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I saw an instructable on making an external hdd from an old external cd-rw drive....im just curious if i can do it with an IOMEGA drive.. If anyone can tell me if its possible(or something else to do with it) it would be great. Thanks!
Posted by valmont325 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have scrapped a old lap top but saved the hdd is there any way i can connect this to my new laptop to get my work info off it is there a way of connecting by cables ie plug from the hdd down to a usb so i can plug into my lap top any help would be welcome many thanks kovako2007
Posted by kovako2007 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
And this week is over.. I'm about to whine about life, so back out now if you like. What a hell of a week, I started going to UCF monday. Now, admittedly, I'm happy about that, even though it's terribly stressful. But that's not the problem, really. No, would you believe that monday I bit into a brownie at work and cracked a molar on a nut? So my first day of school was accompanied by horrible pain. Followed by a dental crown on tuesday. Yeah that's not that bad, so I'll add in that my wife's truck needed a new differential on thursday (somewhat more expensive than a calculus book). And today?The washing machine broke. Spent three hours tearing it down, it's a goner. Leaking pump, with horrible grinding noise, broken balance strut, and no power to the motor. Only six years old too. And worst of all i didn't win the explicative deleted bike. That's an almost $2500 outlay this week for broken things.. Oh yeah one more really irritating thing, I finished up my A.A. and received my diploma this week, in a big flat envelope stamped all over "Do not bend", which the mailman folded in half and stuffed in the mailbox. I'll probably read this in the morning and decide I'm a self absorbed SOB and delete it. ;-)
Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
This post serves no purpose but to allow me to verbalize my last week, read at your own peril. Man what a strange 10 days it's been. Ten days ago I was going into final with a statistical fail in both my classes. If you're not familiar with grading practices in grad school, a C is a fail. If your GPA drops below 3.0 you lose your eligibility for financial aid, if you get more than two C's you're out of the program. Finals didn't feel like they went well. You can imagine how I felt waiting for grades, here I was, no job, looking like I was going to flunk out. Well, grades came out Thursday, I got B's, not brilliant, but it keeps me in school. That felt pretty good. Friday, I took my wife and her coworker lunch, something I do once a month just for fun. At least this time I could deflect questions about the eternal job hunt with talk about grades. Got home from lunch and the phone rings......... " Mr.Animal, after a review of the applicants, we consider you the best candidate for the position of..... at....... and you like to extend an offer of employment." Woot! I'm on top of the world, nothing could bring me down.... Except... Except, My wife's dog looks funny, she's all hunched up and whimpering. I've had enough animals to know that means a back injury. It's 5, I call the vet, we discuss the maximum I can dope her up and make an appointment for the morning. Except, it's pretty clear by 8pm that she's in so much pain, that she can't even sit or lay down. Have you ever spent 12 hours trying to support the weight of a 60 lb dog? It's a novel experience, by 4 am I was near delirious. After an eternity, morning came. Doc diagnoses a slipped disk. Shoots her full of morphine and gives us a prescription for valium. She can actually lay down when we get home. 36 hour she's much improved, but has a long way to go. TL;DR Passed classes got job dog sick
Posted by Tool Using Animal 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a Sony Vaio laptop that the hard drive has failed on. I want to make a docking station for the hard drive so that I may retrieve the data from this hard drive to my desktop. Would it be possible to do this and what parts would you think I would need.
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Working preferably. Thanks!
Asked by Yerboogieman 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Well, I was rummaging through an old computer, and met up with Mr. Hard Drive, and his evil plot of frustration for all, Is there any way I can run the motor in the drive to spin the discs? I have included the wires running out of the drive.
Posted by bumpus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I have two iPod 5Gs (iPod w/ video), and one of them went through my washing machine. I also have an iPod 2G (with the actual spinning wheel), and I want to transplant the larger 30G hard drive into the older iPod. I opened them up, and was disappointed to find out that the connectors were different. Does anyone know if there is any way to connect the larger hard drive to the old iPod?
Posted by Ora 11 years ago
There are many ways to get rid of the data on a hard drive, but igniting thermite on top of it is probably the most extreme and ridiculously secure. Here, the thermite is set in a clay pot over a computer case and ignited from below to demonstrate a method where you'd want to destroy everything... right away! You know, because you're a super-spy and stuff and the other guys could break in at any time while you're surfing the web. Thermite hard drive destructionvia Gizmodo
Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have several small capicity hard drives ( 6 gig or smaller ) laying around! Is their a way to use these VIA a USB port without adding any kind of a program, kinda like a USB storage device, just plug it into the USB port and copy/paste so information can be transported? I know they have the little USB sticks, but I have these small capaicty hard drives and would like to be able to use them for something!
Asked by tazmaniac_37752 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I want to fit my external hard drive in a 5.25" bay, as USB is too slow and i don't have another 3.5" bay. Things i have: 1. Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB. (the hard drive i want to move) 2. Sweex 3.5" external case, it sucks... 3. An old cd-drive. 4. Basic tools, no soldering iron. 5. an old pc i can steal parts from. Now my question, how do i make sure that thing stays into place, and, is it a problem if it doesn't have some kind of suspension? My pc is a compaq presario from 2008, which has 3 free 5.25" bays. I already looked on google and searched instructables, but can't find anything usefull. Thanks in advance, DJBD
Posted by DJBD 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Since subscribing to Instructables I have found this to be one of the best and most interesting investments I have ever made. I do offer a challenge to those interested in computer hardware. I removed a Seagate 4.5 inch SATA hard drive from my old computer. I would now like to recover some files from this hard drive. However, I cannot find anywhere I can purchase a suitable hard drive enclosure which can be connected to and accessed by a computer through a USB port. Seagate cannot help. Is any subscriber to Instructables able to design and construct such an enclosure? There must be a large number of people who have a similar problem. Would anyone like to meet the challenge?
Posted by kalkat78 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Police searching a computer put a 'black box' between the computer & drive, to read, but not write, alter or erase data.
How do you build such a device? I wish to add a second hard drive to my ThinkPad A22m laptop, for a protected archive of books, websites, programs, and pictures. I want to have a switch so that at intrevals I can add files, but if a virus got loose in the computer it could not get into the archives.
Asked by Johenix 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a pentium 4 pc whose hdd recently crashed, this had this 40GB IDE hard disk, now a days u IDE's arent available in market so i was thinking is it possible to connect an internal SATA hardisk to the same port where the IDE was connected? i mean will it work fine without any problems? Or any other solution to my problem?
Asked by ankur2893 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi There! I need some kind of stuff, that acts like Play Doh at first and after a while gets really hard without any heat or preassure ore anything applied. Since I don't exactly know what I'm looking for or how to call, I haven't been able to search anywhere... I need to use a small amount on a hinge on my headphones. The hinge looks kinda like this: | | | | |-T-| | / \ with the T part able to rotate. The little horizontal part is kinda broken, so that the T sometimes slips out, which is kinda annyoing while listening to music ;) I don't want to glue it in, because then it won't be able to rotate anymore. So if you have any idea how to call the stuff I'm looking for, or even better, got a recipe how to do it myself, I would really appreciate it! Thank you very much!
Posted by Rabenvogel 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My teacher's laptop booted up one day and gave the message "internal hard disk drive not found". The hard drive makes a kind of clickin clunking sound on startup. His college class files are on there, along with our yearbook. Any ideas?
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Asked by Serikiito 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Is it possible to convert a regular (normal size) hard drive in an enclosure run off USB power like a laptop hard drive?
Asked by cxeq 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've been making hard candy with maple flavoring oil but would like a recipe made with real maple syrup. I tried making the hard candy and adding maple syrup instead of flavoring.. but it was very sticky and sticking to everyones teeth. Not sure if I did something wrong? I'm looking for hard candy recipe.. not the maple candy. Thanks!
Asked by sherriperry 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
My sata hard drive got damaged and is gone for repair. Till then i have a pata hrd drive. Is there a way, like a converter port that makes pata drives compatible on sata ports.
Asked by 1101Snehil 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Dose anyone know how to wire up a 6 IDE hard drive tower? I need it on the cheep. I need it to ether wire up to my home computer directly or attach it to a home computer network, aka network cables & Wi-Fi. Any Ideas or all ready made instructables on this topic. What I imagen it to be a box with the 6 hard drives, power source, a fan & a cable running to a Wi -Fi or computer connection.
Posted by elkaddalek 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I am a long time follower, and, if I am not mistaken, first time poster. Please bear with me... I have looked about the site quite a bit, but I have found no solution to my question. Heck, I don't know if it is even possible! I have a few hard drives from older computers that have went the way of many older electronics do... :( ...and I want to do something with them, besides leaving them about to collect dust. Is it at all possible to connect them to a usb port WITHOUT a hard drive enclosure? I was kinda thinking about connecting a usb cable to the ide port, but will it work, and to which pins do I apply wires/solder? If this is possible and someone knows how to do it, please, PLEASE get back to me! Thanks so much!
Posted by Jonnyboy738 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
For SATA drives to use in Win XP / Vista before any one starts they go for about 350 of Brazilian money thats about 175 USD and I am very capable of making one my self
Asked by cassiorichiniti 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
For my next artistic project I would like to build edible bricks in different shapes. Whereas I don't have a problem realising molds in differeny shapes and sizes, I don't kn ow where to start in order to have bricks that are hard enough, non sticky, possibly with a good fragrance/smell and that come with natural ingredients (not too many bad chemical things). Also, I was thinking about liquorice, but they can also be made out of beetroot, cocoa, fruit juice etc. They should last a good deal of days and possibly be eaten, although hard.
Asked by studiofla 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I dopped a 500 GB WD My book and was told by Geek Squad that the drive had crashed (heads on platters) and would take $800 to $2000 to repair. Would you have a cheaper way of doing this or would you know of someone who can do this cheaply. I am in Phoenix AZ
Asked by Greg1954 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago