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 Post subject: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 9:45 
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Client took his 3.5" Ext. WD Smartware with him, and forgot the power adapter
he discovered this too late

then used his Laptop Power Adapter to power the Unit.
well, something burned inside

What the hell is going with those people, really laughing

from 1 meter distance, i smell something burned hehehe

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 10:30 
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einstein9 wrote:
from 1 meter distance, i smell something burned hehehe


Thats great for business, but in my opinion laughing about the someones loss of data is not so professional... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 11:16 
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I think all of this is tongue in cheek humor it helps cut the stress


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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 13:02 
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I can see smoke from here :)

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 13:24 
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Maybe he wanted to send smoke signals


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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 14:09 
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heheh, just small funny case i got from people who never USE their Brain for a sec. and think

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 14:22 
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Happend next :
Client accidentaly formatted his drive , after that he called to us , ask about data recovery price and so on, so on.
Soon he went to our office. At the street understood he forgot drive at home , he called to his wife and asked throw it out the window to not to go upstairs. Guess what happend? :o He didn't catch it ( from fifth floor ) .

So when he came, he was realy upset .

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 14:25 
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hahahahah

see this is what am talking about,

there is a Tiny part inside our brain called: Logic Sense which few never use

instead of paying 10$ they pay few 100$ for small single mistakes

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 14:26 
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DR-Kiev wrote:
Guess what happend? :o He didn't catch it ( from fifth floor ) .

If he would catch it he would be in a hospital now :)

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 14:27 
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i guess this funny subject started small but growing BIG

don`t u guys have work to do?

or this is the relaxation time... time for break, time for kitkat.

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 14:31 
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Doomer wrote:
DR-Kiev wrote:
Guess what happend? :o He didn't catch it ( from fifth floor ) .

If he would catch it he would be in a hospital now :)


yes, forgot to mentioned , it was 2,5" , sure :)

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DR-Kiev wrote:
he called to his wife and asked throw it out the window to not to go upstairs

:shock:

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
PostPosted: January 12th, 2012, 15:18 
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einstein9 wrote:
Client took his 3.5" Ext. WD Smartware with him, and forgot the power adapter
he discovered this too late

then used his Laptop Power Adapter to power the Unit.

I see this on an almost weekly basis at Seagate's and WD's forums.

The usual result is a shorted 12V TVS diode. Should cost the end user $0 to fix.

Send him or her to HDD Guru and I'll show them how.

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
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I've heard a lot of stories, but never thought I would see one in my DR experience.

Person called to find out if we could recover data from platters he saved in a plastic bag, which came from a WD drive that he took apart. I told him not to come in, because damage on those platters would be beyond reasonable/recoverable. I realized later that I could have recorded his appearance and whole story on our surveillance cameras. :lol:

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A client's baby threw up over the external iomega hdd.
They put it under the sink.
"we panicked"...

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
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harddrivespecialist wrote:
Person called to find out if we could recover data from platters he saved in a plastic bag

Once someone sent in a CD sleeve with four platters in it :mrgreen:

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northwind wrote:
A client's baby threw up over the external iomega hdd.
They put it under the sink.
"we panicked"...


:lol: bet they were sleep deprived at the time also.


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Back in the day, I had a customer that disassembled a 10megger. This thing was huge at 1'x1'x10". They put the platters into a Shugart 5.25 mechanism as a last ditch effort. The mechanism clamped down and proceeded to spin them at 300rpm. But no data could be read. They bought the 5.25 floppy drive and everything into the shop. And in the drive was what appeared to be a floppy. But in the floppy housing itself was one of the platters.

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 Post subject: Re: What a Funny Case i got..
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einstein9 wrote:
Client took his 3.5" Ext. WD Smartware with him, and forgot the power adapter
he discovered this too late

then used his Laptop Power Adapter to power the Unit.
well, something burned inside

What the hell is going with those people, really laughing

from 1 meter distance, i smell something burned hehehe


Smell is a necessary skill if you are a electrical engineers :lol:

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WD800BB drive starts to knock. Client wants to look inside. But he can not remove the head screw. So he takes a drill and drills it out. Now he calls me and asks me to recover his data. When he finds out how much he said please keep the drive for yourself. Another client wanted to move his ROM to another board. He read about hot air solder station but did not have one. So he had a hot air gun for paint. He used this one instead. Needless to say the entire board was melted from the heat and his ROM is gone.

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