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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hard drive caught on fire this weekend...

I had this problem that would randomly appear with my Maxtor 120 gig HD. I would be playing a game and I would get a "BEEP" from my speaker and then the CPU would lose contact with the HD. If the thing didn't lock up completely I could exit the game and go out and try to see the hard drive and it had disappeared completely. Sometimes I could reboot and it would show back up again. It did this every once in a while. I thought it could be a voltage problem so I redid some of the wires but it still didn't fix it.

This weekend it did it again so I took the cover off the computer, made sure everything was OK, pushed the plugs in, etc, etc. Even after rebooting it five or six times it would never see the drive. So finally I unplugged the power cable and the ATA cable and plugged them both back in just to make sure I had good connections. On the next reboot I got a nice spark from the underside of the drive and some 2" flames for a few seconds. I went into panic and shut down the power. The HD has a nice burnt hole in one of the chips now.

Luckily this was my secondary HD with most of my games and shit on it. i just replaced with a new 160 gig. Never heard of one catching on fire though! Funny shit.
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That's the first time I've heard of that as well. Luckily it happened while you where there to stop it from getting any larger.
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If there is anybody that could find that funny.....it would have to be you.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-23-2007, 06:16 PM
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Is the one a Maxtor 160GB from frys for 39.99?
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Is the one a Maxtor 160GB from frys for 39.99?
He just PM'd me and said Yes, is that the same one you have?
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first your car and your leg now your computer whats next.

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He just PM'd me and said Yes, is that the same one you have?

I have 1 sitting here still in the box. I guess Iw ill wait a while to see if his new one crash and burns.
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hahaha, glad you were there with it and nothing burned down....that is hilarious though. I could see myself going into panic mode...sort of like I did once plugging 220, into a 110 printer...in a data center then had a SPRINKLER system instead of that other stuff.

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I have 1 sitting here still in the box. I guess Iw ill wait a while to see if his new one crash and burns.
I wasn't being serious.
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first your car and your leg now your computer whats next.
damn you Tim, you beat me to it.

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-25-2007, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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This was a Maxtor that was at least three years old.

What sucks about Fry's is that I bought the 160 gig on Saturday for $69. Then I go back on Sunday (to return some shit) and they got a whole stack of 160 gig drives up front for $39, 200 gigs for $49 and 500 gigs for $120. What a bunch of horseshit.

But I couldn't resist, I did pick up a 200 gig drive and made a dash for the checkout.
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i just picked up a 500 gig SATA 3.0gb drive for 120 and a 250 for 66 through Newegg.. WOOT!

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I could have got that same deal but my Jew club card was expired....
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I could have got that same deal but my Jew club card was expired....
*shakes head* your new drive will probably splode now.

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I could have got that same deal but my Jew club card was expired....
*jew hex on your drive*

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*jew hex on your drive*
LMAO! I can see feldman shaking a stick at that.
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This was a Maxtor that was at least three years old.

What sucks about Fry's is that I bought the 160 gig on Saturday for $69. Then I go back on Sunday (to return some shit) and they got a whole stack of 160 gig drives up front for $39, 200 gigs for $49 and 500 gigs for $120. What a bunch of horseshit.

But I couldn't resist, I did pick up a 200 gig drive and made a dash for the checkout.
if its within 30 days dont they refund the difference? Maybe im thinking of somewhere else..

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Speaking of fires, Fry's is a horrible name for an electronics store.
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What sucks about Fry's is that I bought the 160 gig on Saturday for $69. Then I go back on Sunday (to return some shit) and they got a whole stack of 160 gig drives up front for $39, 200 gigs for $49 and 500 gigs for $120. What a bunch of horseshit.
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Damn i hate that shit, got me a 500GB HD from Tiger Direct and the mofo went on sale, $40 bucks cheaper, 2 weeks later.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-01-2007, 05:51 PM
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you probably forced the power cable in wrong lol meathead

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