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Old 07-15-2006, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is there anything bad about opening up an old hard drive?
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As long as it's not running, or just recently ran.

I've opened up old hard drives, its fun to see what's inside
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so there isnt any harmful chemicals or stuff i need to look out for. Last time i opened on there was a really sick odor so i was wondering whether its just the old air
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Yes, it may just be an old hard drive.

I took apart an 800MB Toshiba HD a few months ago, seemed fine.
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no there is no problem with opening up an old hdd
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Not as far as I know, just don't get the magnets too close to any working electronics

I find it very entertaining to take apart those huge old ones and play with the platters
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Nothing harmfull inside Take to pieces this 800Mb antiques
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i had a 4gb notebook hdd and it just died, so i put it in an external enclosure and i took the cover off the hdd and i saw the hdd spinning. it was pretty. i think it had some bad sectors or something cuz the heads would keep scanning the platters. oh yeah hdd's are completely harmless as long as u dont try to eat it or something stupid like that.
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:S :S holy chocolate christ. why didnt any1 tell me i couldnt eat a hard drive (thud) ( various ambulance sirens in the backgroung)
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