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Re: Freezing HDD [message #339092] Sat, 11 March 2017 17:17 Go to next message
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Just last week I fixed an old HD by taking it apart and giving the head a nudge.
Beforehand it would not mount - Drive Setup could see the drive, but not the disk inside. Afterwards it worked fine!
Bit annoyed I hadn't tried this before on the many drives I've been through...
Opening any HD has a risk - there was nothing important on this HD so I didn't have to worry about doing any permanent damage.


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On Sat, 3/11/17, Alex Ander <photofan@gmail.com> wrote:

Subject: Freezing HDD
To: "G-Group" <g3-5-list@googlegroups.com>
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:42 PM

The hard drive on my PM 5300 looks
like it has failed. Is there any truth
that freezing the drive might restore it or is it one of
those myths?

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Re: Freezing HDD [message #339104 is a reply to message #339092] Sat, 11 March 2017 20:57 Go to previous message
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There is a much less risky step you can try first. Hold the drive and give it a twist around the disk spin axis, as hard as you can. This can often unstick the heads. If that doesn’t do it then you can try opening it up.

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> On Mar 11, 2017, at 2:17 PM, 'Gary Brown' via G-Group <g3-5-list@googlegroups.com> wrote:
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> Just last week I fixed an old HD by taking it apart and giving the head a nudge.
> Beforehand it would not mount - Drive Setup could see the drive, but not the disk inside. Afterwards it worked fine!
> Bit annoyed I hadn't tried this before on the many drives I've been through...
> Opening any HD has a risk - there was nothing important on this HD so I didn't have to worry about doing any permanent damage.

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