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by Robyn
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Boo urns HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

The almost funny part is.... A year ago my husband lost his hdd. Spent the 700 for recovery. So my in laws got us each the external 500gb to save important things as a backup. Mine was sitting unattatched in my basement with about 1 gb used on it downstairs when this occurred. I do like keeping it i...
by Robyn
Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Boo urns HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

So I froze it. -20 for a couple hours. Before: spins up... screechy grindy noises... clicks. Now: Plugging in while cold.... clicks Warmed up (Room temp- 26 deg).... now it spins, no clicks, but also not recognized. Light is not flashing, so it's not really reading much. Should I go colder? Longer? ...
by Robyn
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Boo urns HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

I found one for 600 if it hits the clean room, under 300 if it doesn't. Husband recently spent 700 when his hit the clean room. Nothing really all that personal on it that I'm worried about hitting the web. Taxes are on the laptop, just photos and stuff. The grinding is not constant, mainly in the b...
by Robyn
Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: how many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 1812
Views: 391408

They don't usually glow in the dark, just fluoresce under blacklight.... so who's got a blacklight?


(just chillin around while I have harware woes)
by Robyn
Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Boo urns HDD
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

Boo urns HDD

Okay, so my second hard drive (non OS) in my system (SATA, Seagate barracuda) is done. I took it out and put in in a USB enclosure and I get grindy grindy shriek clic clic clic clic.... My computer saw it very briefly but could not see it again, and I don't want to keep rebooting it to make it scrap...
by Robyn
Mon May 26, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Holiday in Vegas...
Replies: 11
Views: 3715

I stayed at south point. Nice clean hotel, just south of the strip but there's a shuttle to mandalay bay. Obnoxious if you're looking at north strip, but the south is newer anyways.
by Robyn
Thu May 08, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: how many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 1812
Views: 391408

Kablooey?!
by Robyn
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:27 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Blue-Ray vs. HD-DVD.. The Winner is:
Replies: 26
Views: 7235

Okay, now Newegg has a liteon blu ray drive for 150... now that's really reasonable. No, it doesn't burn, but at 500 dollars for a blu-ray burner and 15 dollars per disc, would you really want to? Easier to just have more hard drives.
by Robyn
Mon Feb 18, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: how many forum members does it take to change a light bulb?
Replies: 1812
Views: 391408

Wow, there aren't many people here anymore.
by Robyn
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Blue-Ray vs. HD-DVD.. The Winner is:
Replies: 26
Views: 7235

I figured that for a while. It seemed Sony learned it's lesson with Beta and was willing to throw however much money in this that it took to win. I work at Blockbuster as an evening job to compliment full time grad studentness, and when I found out that BB went only Blu-Ray I figured that's probably...