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Filth is not physical failures! :rrrraaaaaaaagggggggeeeeeeeeeeeee:
 
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#77
Indeed, lets refer to the rotten, nasty etc thread for filthy hw.
 
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#78



I did this a few months ago. I don't remember exactly how I did it. The data is still accessable. I bought it as an external hdd and have been using it as such. I went to take it out to use it elsewhere and I saw this and remembered why it was still and external hdd. Still works and speed is just as fast as ever.
 

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oh i snapped the L of the power socket a long time ago :p
still works after 4 years XD
 

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#80
I hate you now. How could you do that to this poor hard drive!

I'm sure that was kinda satisfying for you. :slap:
 
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#81
I hate you now. How could you do that to this poor hard drive!

I'm sure that was kinda satisfying for you. :slap:
Really wish I didn't and it was an "OH NO WHAT HAVE I DONE" moment up until I plugged it back in.
 

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#82
Is it just me or Mussels having bad luck one after another...
im taking photos of things i'm repairing/cleaning up for family and friends. i do have bad luck with cheap stuff (such as my USB hub + card reader that died).


and i consider dusty/dirty etc to be a physical failure. dust is a physical thing, after all - and someone failed to clean it up. (the other thread was too specific, and thus too quiet)


edit: got a photo of a nice CPU cooler coming in later :p

edit 2: i was asked to fix a computer for having sleep mode problems (it had no video or IDE/sata drivers installed). noticed it was LOUD AS FUCK and idled at 65c.






why is it my photos for the sexy hardware clubhouse come out shit, yet my photos for here are perfect?
 

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Is that a TressFX cpu cooler! :laugh:
 

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Is it just me or Mussels having bad luck one after another...
i do have bad luck with cheap stuff...
Well I just did... with expensive stuff... :nutkick:

I was cleaning my MSI GTX680 Twin Frozr III OC with a Watercolor Brush (really really soft, which I use to clean all my Computer parts), and this damn register came off:



Poor soldering quality by MSI :shadedshu ... may be @neliz can provide some explanation...
 

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my brother did that to a DFI motherboard once, near the NB. we asked them if it was safe to use, or should we RMA. they called us stupid, and said we voided warranty.


we then turned the board on and it worked fine XD
 
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#88
Do you have a soldering station/gun? If so that should be an easy fix.
@neliz also told me the same thing... so I did.



So far looks good, everything seems to work as it should. But just to be safe I will keep an eye on it for the next couple of days... wondering if it void my warranty :D

This was my first MSI, gotta say, not impressed.
 

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#89
they probably wont even notice.

if they say something tell them you dont know as its hard to tell if that thing was even there in the first place XD.

you should be able to solder it with tweezers and a pointed soldering tip. just need to place it properly and touch the ends.
 
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