HDD Spaz wrote:
maybe you havent got sufficent cooling.
nope, as I said, I've even tried the freezer method, before which I had the thing in the fridge. Both had 0 effect!
Other threads hint it could be bios corruption, perhaps a fuse/resister blown etc. But where to start!
Ehhehe, quote of the day
Sorry to say hd501, but i think you just freezed your data away from normal repair. Now you have humidity problems inside too...
NEVER put your drive on FREEZER...
Sufficient cooling on your computer, i think HDD Spaz meaned, that your disks are blown by overtemperature
Aha, well there I did use some brains and made sure to enclose the drive in a static bag to ensure no condensation (it formed on the outside), and only cooled one of them! Either way it didnt work!
I left it to return to normal room temperature for another crack later tonight, generally the little things are a bit more robust than we give credit for, they die more because of their own problems than what we do to them!! As I said, I got 2 of these things, if I can repair either I'd be happy. If neither then sh*t happens, life sucks and all that
Also, when they died, they were certainly not hot, just warm. One of them was definitely in power save mode up until the point it died too.