I just ruined my hard drive



  • Reply 21 of 51
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Hey Anders, I'm going to write that idea about cutting the platter into strips. Would be a lot of work, but it might just work!

    Oh, and I think I'll keep the pork fat away from my FireFly drive, thanks.

    BTW, holy crap the magnets that held the whateverthehell down in this hard drive are STRONG. It really takes some effort to pull them apart! Kind of cool taking one of these apart actually.

    And yes, I was bored at work today. Was it obvious?

  • Reply 22 of 51
    scott2scott2 Posts: 39member
    Hey Murbot, perhaps it is a little too late but you forgot the most obvious method to recover data : manually!

    Just go over your hard drive with a big magnifying glass and have a pencil and paper handy. You can either write down + and - or 1 and 0 for all of the digital data; I'm sure that once you get the hang of it you will be done transferring those megabites in no time at all!
  • Reply 23 of 51
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    This shit surely is the winner of the thread of the year

    Oh by the way. Murbot, I like your toaster

    [ 07-13-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 24 of 51
    [quote]Originally posted by drewprops:


    I would suggest that you play some Pink Floyd music while you try this.


    Might I suggest <a href="http://floydradio.org/"; target="_blank">Floyd Radio?</a> You can also access it directly via the iTunes radio tuner. It's under Classic Rock.

  • Reply 25 of 51
    Oh my goodness. This has got to be one of the funniest threads I have read in ages. But that is all I can say, 'cuz I am extremely tired. Thanks for the laugh!
  • Reply 26 of 51
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    As for the rest of the PC...

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Great thread. I honestly thought you were serious. Goes to show you how much I know about computers...
  • Reply 27 of 51
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    It's sitting in my garage right now, waiting...

    Another thread, along with the gruesome photos, coming soon...

    &lt;sinister laugh&gt;
  • Reply 28 of 51
    g4dudeg4dude Posts: 1,016member
    This is confusing. Microwaves, copy machines, windex. My head is a spinning. So you actually got the shit off the HD? :confused: Damn, I wish I had an understanding of this stuff. Oh maybe I do, which is why it sounds so weird. Lighting a HD on fire to recover data, wtf? I think I need to go lie down. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" /> <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

    [ 07-13-2002: Message edited by: G4Dude ]</p>
  • Reply 29 of 51
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    Okay, I started this thread thinking "oh, poor murbot...". Then, like a good Phil Hendrie segment, it became hilariously clear to me.

    The further I proceeded in the thread, the harder I laughed (my tummy hurts now).

    Funny stuff, murbot.

    Way to hook 'em in!

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

    I think it was that photo of the air compressor and the hard drive sitting beside it (on the PAVEMENT, no less!) that tipped me off!

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

  • Reply 30 of 51
    airslufairsluf Posts: 1,861member

    That's gotta be the coolest toaster I've ever seen!
  • Reply 31 of 51
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    one funny thread !! <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 32 of 51
    gumby5647gumby5647 Posts: 241member
    now take the Hard Drive and all the parts/screws into Best Buy....Set them on the counter and with the straightest face possible say "my hard drive broke, ....can i have a new one?"
  • Reply 33 of 51
    spartspart Posts: 2,060member
    Yea that is one kick-arse toaster...where'd you get it?

    BTW, thanks for the funniest thread I've read in a loooong time.
  • Reply 34 of 51
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by gumby5647:

    <strong>now take the Hard Drive and all the parts/screws into Best Buy....Set them on the counter and with the straightest face possible say "my hard drive broke, ....can i have a new one?" </strong><hr></blockquote>

    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> that would be great.
  • Reply 35 of 51
    mac voyermac voyer Posts: 1,294member
    Encore! I can't wait for the sequel! I haven't laughed this hard since the original "Naked Gun". And before that, "Blazing Saddle".
  • Reply 36 of 51
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,262member
    Hey, thanks guys!

    BTW, here's that toaster:

    Delonghi 4 Slice Retro Toaster

    Extra-wide, extra-long toasting slots work together with self-adjusting centering grips to accommodate bagels, waffles, bread and english muffins.

    Includes cancel, defrost and bagel functions

    High lift feature for easy use

    Slide-out, dishwasher safe crumb tray

    Buy your very own today!

    While it's a cool looking toaster, it is a little slow. I always find myself twiddling my thumbs waiting for the damn toast to finish. Definitely slower than most of the cheaper toasters. It does have some features that the cheaper beige models don't - electronic controls, so you push a little button with your finger to pop the toast out, switch to bagel mode (toasts only the cut side, just warms the other), or to defrost. No levers to yank on.

    So basically it's slower but easier to use, really cool looking, and more expensive than the plainer models... the perfect toaster for a Mac user.

    [ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: murbot ]</p>
  • Reply 37 of 51
    spotbugspotbug Posts: 361member
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:


    Looks a little dirty. Try using some Windex on it. I read somewhere (right now I can't remember where <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> - just trust me) that Windex will make it perform better, too.

    [ 07-14-2002: Message edited by: spotbug ]</p>
  • Reply 38 of 51
    roborobo Posts: 469member
    Murbot, you rock :cool:

  • Reply 39 of 51
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    Haha. I made some dead crapola 3.1GB IDE drives into book-ends. A little super-glue here, a little block of wood there. . .

    What's also quite fun: I rigged up a tasty little flycutter into a drill press and shaved off alayer of a broken HD. I'm not sure if it fixed the drive, since I didn't try it afterwards, but I bet it would shave off your layer of chared carbon from the gasoline episode, along with anything else that gets in the way.
  • Reply 40 of 51
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    This thread kicks ass! I thought you were serious at first but when I saw the Dremel just sitting on the platter and the big circular scratches, I was pretty sure it was just a joke

    Way to brighten up everyone's day murbot!
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