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Disaster Hard drive window mod

Discussion in 'Modding' started by scaryperson27, 22 Jun 2005.

  1. scaryperson27

    scaryperson27 New Member

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    I was going to do the hard drive window mod and obliviosly left the door open. Next thing you know my dog comes running in and knocks me on the floor and the drive into the toilet. In case you misheard "IN THE TOILET!!!!". couldnt RMA it or anything being that it was a 40GB oem......... AHHHHHH.... i hate my stupidity.
     
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  2. deadly-app

    deadly-app New Member

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    you do realize that 40 giggers are very difficult to successfully mod anyways due to the spindle screw?
     
  3. Skylined

    Skylined Active Member

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    :hehe: :hehe: :hehe:
    Sorry, it's that I've pictured all the situation and it's really funny. :p
     
  4. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Yeah no drive over like 10GB has survived for more than a few minutes with a windowing.

    I could have a dozen questions as to how you set yourself up for this... but I'll let you just think about that for a while :eeek:
     
  5. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    why where you working in the loo?
     
  6. Jhonbus

    Jhonbus New Member

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    You should add a window mod into your dog, that'll learn 'im!
     
  7. hughwi

    hughwi Well-Known Member

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    why were you modding next to a toilet?
     
  8. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    I would assume he was using the steamy bathroom anti-dust technique. That'll learn ya for leaving the toilet seat up! :D
     
  9. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    wet windows :hehe:
     
  10. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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    Actually, in theory, you could dry it out and it might be OK... then again, getting ANYTHING *inside* a hard drive is bad news
     
  11. wolff000

    wolff000 I am here to steal your secrets.

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    hahahaha that's great! i mean horrible cause you lost the drive but the story is excellent.
     
  12. das_mod

    das_mod New Member

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    :eeek: this is so true, by far i've only seen one person do a succesful "hdd window mod" but died the next day, this probably has to with the "hermetically sealed" and static-free environment where maxtor and others build this things ....
     
  13. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    there would be a huge market for pre windowed drives... *hint hint segate,maxtor ect.*
     
  14. das_mod

    das_mod New Member

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    actually i dont know if you guys remember but 3 years back maxtor came out with a "clear top cover" for a 20 gb hd .... which fry's electronics distributed .... i dont know why it never caught up since it looked pretty neat .... guess they should try it again but with some LEDs this time :naughty:
     
  15. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    1st question, why are you doing thi in the bathroom?? Last place to do a mod.

    2nd why even try a window mod?? I mean these things are made in dust free eviroments as a spec of dust can ******** it up.

    I dont understand people that do it, even though they do it on a old and small hard drive. Even if you did it and it worked, what you gonna do with a old small and slow hard disk.

    A bit pointless I recon

    Still its a funny story and a puzzling one hahaha :p
     
  16. iasu

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    well the humid enviroment within a bathroom if you leave the shower on for an amount of time that is also warm... the humidity is what prevents the dust showing/building up....


    also its cool to see the drive move...
     
  17. zantetsuken

    zantetsuken New Member

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    I install all my ram and small mods in the bathroom or kitchen, the idea being: no carpet, no static.
     
  18. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    i have a similiar concept, i install all my ram and small mods anywhere, because if it breaks, it will be because of me, not my enviroment, ie dropping, stepping on, sneezing on, prying at with a screwdriver, accidently eating, etc.
     
  19. zantetsuken

    zantetsuken New Member

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    I do alot of installs for friends... and my budget is pretty tied up buying things for my car, upgrading my pc and going to school in the fall

    bottomline i can't afford to pay for mistakes.. even though i'm not paid at all for doing what i do for friends
     
  20. Edvuld

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    Regarding old drives. I myself did a test where I opened up the drive, started the computer, and then drove a screwdriver on the platters. Wich obviously made a few sectors break. Then I used chkdsk to fix it, and it worked w/o troble after that when I tried copying files (had .sfv to verify). If I'd done that to a new drive, I don't think it would work after that treatment.. :lol:
     

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