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Mar. 5th, 2007

06:36 pm - Blargh.

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From:balinares
Date:March 6th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
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> Weeks like that just suck. Or as my husband would say "they suck wet farts out
> of dead pigeons."

... Okay, I don't know for sure what the game was, but your husband wins it. :)

> Your old HD -- do you still have it? Have you tried putting it in the freezer?

Yup, still have it. ... In the freezer? How so? How long? What do I do then, plug it back in and stare in confusion as it resumes working like nothing happened? >O.o<
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From:luna_the_cat
Date:March 6th, 2007 11:31 am (UTC)
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Ah, good. Yes -- wrap the HD up in a couple of good sealable plastic freezer bags so that it doesn't get too many condensation problems, then pop it in the freezer for half an hour to a couple of hours. Then hook it up while it's still cold. It won't keep it working for that long, but you'd be surprised how often it will revive a dead drive long enough for you to copy data off it.

Boggled me when I first got told that trick, but I've used it successfully twice. Go figure.
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