[Coco] off-topic humor, sorry I had to
jlhickle at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 1 08:40:13 EDT 2007
Hex Star <hexstar at gmail.com> wrote: Thursday May 25 12:00 AM
BBspot Labs: Hard Drive Noise Reduction By BBspot Technical Staff
BBspot Labs will try to help computer enthusiasts with those problems that
plague every computer user. In this edition, we solve the problem of a
whining hard drive.
Nothing is more annoying than a whining hard drive, except for maybe a
whining co-worker, so if you don't need your hard drive to drown out your
co-worker then follow the steps below.
Back in the lab, we found a hard drive that is making too much noise.
There are no co-workers at BBspot, so let's find a solution.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease and so should the squeaky hard drive. Loss
of lubrication causes the annoying noises we too often hear. It's also the
chief cause of chafing.
The first step requires disassembling of the hard drive. This voids your
warranty, so be certain you cannot send your drive back for repair before
doing this. Normally, there are several screws which need to be removed in
order to remove the cover. After removing the cover you should take note of
the moving parts. These are the parts that will need greasing.
Removing the cover can allow entry of harmful dust particles. To avoid disassembly I recommend boring a 1/4 inch hole into the side of the housing. Run a 1/4-28 tap into hole, being careful not to scratch the paint on the outside of the housing. Install a grease fitting, 1/4 turn past hand tight. Pump grease into it until it oozes out of something, then re-install into computer.
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