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Old July 27, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Default How to fix Click of Death, and water cool your HDD!

Posted this guide on another forum, but i thought i would share with my Canadian friends

My hdd was giving me the click of death the other day, so i finally decided to try and fix it :D


Ok, so i started by very carefully opening the HDD...


Next, i began to solder the PCB...




I added a tiny bit of solder to the points i was fixing, just to ensure a good stong connection for my next step...


The solder was super hot, so i decided to water cool it! Just a leak test, but i think it passed just fine, didn't leak anywhere!! :D


Now i move down to the basement, where stuff starts to get really technical, here are my tools.. And my cat..




And then, the finally..


Plugged it in for some benches, and there's no more click of death + its faster than a SSD!!!!





Throwing it in the sink dropped temps anther 10
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Old July 27, 2010, 02:50 PM
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Very informative. How many gallons per flush is your cooling unit?
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I find that using a hammer is a much faster way of achieving the desired effect. Dropping the drive off the roof of a moderately tall building also works.
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Smashing it hard on a carpet flor. Take 1 minut, no phys dammage if you want to RMA:P
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I find that using a hammer is a much faster way of achieving the desired effect. Dropping the drive off the roof of a moderately tall building also works.
Lol, when i get my rig up and running again, i'll post the finally pics, hdd meets sledge hammer
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I put an old hard drive in an 8 ton/tonne log splitter once. Things went POP! right into my leg :lol:
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I put an old hard drive in an 8 ton/tonne log splitter once. Things went POP! right into my leg :lol:
Hahaha yeah, i ended up trying to drill a hole in the middle of this hdd, after i smashed it up with a sledge hammer, and it got stuck on the bit and flung shards of hdd all over the place, scary stuff
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