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Author:  northwind [ January 16th, 2012, 12:52 ]
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I had an incoming wd 2500ks today, not previously opened.

I opened up the lid and what did i see?

Some chinese writings (by hand) on top magnet and an X on the top of the head arm.

:? :? :?

I don't really work with KS's but i find this very weird. The lid has not been opened before I am 100% sure.

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Author:  loki [ January 16th, 2012, 15:08 ]
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Maybe a refurbished drive?

Author:  northwind [ January 16th, 2012, 17:01 ]
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I thought of that, but shouldn't it be mentioned somewhere that it is a refurbished drive?

Author:  fzabkar [ January 16th, 2012, 17:58 ]
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northwind wrote:
I thought of that, but shouldn't it be mentioned somewhere that it is a refurbished drive?

AIUI, refurbished WD drives have an "R" on the label.

The following example has an "R" appended to the date field:
http://i54.tinypic.com/5f3ll5.jpg

Could that be it?

Author:  pcimage [ January 17th, 2012, 4:39 ]
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It also says "recertified" on the label :-)

Author:  northwind [ January 17th, 2012, 6:56 ]
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None of these appear on this drive's sticker. I can scan it for you if you wish.

Well i should contact wd and tell them that if they want to have surprises stored in their drives, it 'd better be one with alcohol or... :mrgreen:

Author:  fzabkar [ January 17th, 2012, 15:35 ]
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pcimage wrote:
It also says "recertified" on the label :-)

Doh! (smacks forehead)

Author:  guru [ February 7th, 2012, 10:47 ]
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:O) I have a picture to help you guys imagine Frank >>>



It happens to us all sometimes :mrgreen:

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Author:  Vulcan [ February 7th, 2012, 11:52 ]
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@guru:

Brilliant! That picture is so funny, I nearly snorted coffee out of my nose :shock: As you say, it happens to us all :D Thanks for sharing.

Author:  guru [ February 7th, 2012, 13:07 ]
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@Vulcan,

Snorted hahahaaaa! Indeed, :lol: one of my fav's!

Author:  Vulcan [ February 7th, 2012, 13:12 ]
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I'll forgive that it makes fun of one of my favourite ST versions. :)

I didn't quite end up with coffee coming out of my nose - but it was close! :shock: I'll never think of facepalms in quite the same way again, thanks to you :D

Author:  Keatah [ May 7th, 2012, 3:04 ]
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Maybe we can get this smiley added in?

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