Quantum Hard Disk-Funny Repair Solution

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by froggytreafrogg, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    Hi, I have a macintosh LC III that i recently fixed. It wouldn't boot due to a bad Hard disk. Funny thing is that i opened the hard disk and just barely pushed the heads towards the outside of the disk. The computer booted fine as long a i did this before start up. Does anyone know what causes this? I'm very interested to find out.
     
  2. bamaworks macrumors 6502

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    Wow, I can't believe you didn't destroy the drive.
     
  3. teh0ne macrumors newbie

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    haha, I don't know the answer, but I'm pretty sure if you keep opening the HDD anywhere other than a clean room it won't stay working for too long.
     
  4. froggytreafrogg thread starter macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    me too, one speck of dust can scrap a drive. I tried it multiple times to make sure that it worked. then i took a small peice of plastic and glued it inside the drive to tether the movement. it never failed.
     
  5. froggytreafrogg thread starter macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    Funny thing is, i mended a small peice of plastic to keep the drive functional. in creating the small rig, i sanded and cut the plastic with the disk drive open. It was all done in the booth of a dusty old sound room.
     

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