Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: any advice for a probably dead HD in jbrv2?
Re: any advice for a probably dead HD in jbrv2?
From: Andrew Hart <ahart_at_dim.uchile.cl>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 17:22:56 -0400
The other thing you can do, which allows you to keep it cool while in
operation, is to grab a can of that nitro coolent. Strap a
thermometer to the drive, spray it and watch the temperature
fall. When it starts to rise too much once again, just hit it with
Finally, be careful not to let any skin or body parts come into
contact with the spray as it may severely burn you.
At 17:09 11-04-2006, you wrote:
>Yeah, the freezer trick has worked for me in the past for other
>drives. You put the drive in a sealed plastic bag (to keep out the
>water!) Let it get nice and cold for 3-4 hours. Then plug it into a
>system and copy all the data off as fast as you can. Some drives seem
>to be able to get data off of them still when they are colder, but
>when warmed up stop working.
>Google for "hard drive freezer" or something and you'll see other
>people talking about it.
>Didn't work for me this time, so I'm going to try the warm towel trick
>too. :-) Still hoping...
>On 4/11/06, Manuel Dejonghe <manuel_at_dejonghe.de> wrote:
> > On 4/11/06, Mike Bartz <mob_at_bartzfamily.net> wrote:
> > > ok, will try that. the drive definitely didn't like the cold, and I
> > > have to use ac power just to get it to go. probably the batteries had
> > > trouble with being cold too.
> > uh ? Your freezer-trick (we're still waiting for the explanation :-)
> > included getting the recV2 to the freezer as well ?
> > I hope it was not too humid there where you got it out of the fridge !
> > ~lImbus
Received on 2006-04-11