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  1. It’s easier to rip it open instead of looking for all the screws under the stickers.

    That must be the last one. (Tries to open) nope.
    Repeat until you reside to violence.

  2. Reminds me of when I was younger and got so frustrated I just challenged my self to get it open. On a much smaller drive though with star screws which I didn’t have the right tools for.

    Also doesn’t it pretty much ruin the HD once it’s opened up unless it’s opened in a completely dust free environment?

  3. It was basically unresponsive, and nothing important on it. No real loss.

    Update: [it works better now](https://i.imgur.com/YATjtwr.png)

  4. Hard to believe

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    Ordinary_Earth4122 March 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    bro that person probably as some stress problems (theory)

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    Contortionietzsche March 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Well of course, in order to get to the good stuff on any hard drive you need to remove the wrapper first. It’s a shame they never do this at the factory.

  7. That’s some next level Zoolander right there

  8. Close it! All the data is leaking out!

  9. You know you could have just taken off the screws right?

  10. Reads: I picked up a pair of pliers and fucked a hard drive real good and posted it

    /s

  11. Little bit of clear packing tape and that platter will be good as new.

  12. Yeah, I dont think the OS is capable of lifting the lid off.

  13. this OS need a better brute force protection

  14. I sighed in deep sorrow for this poor hard drive unit

  15. Did they think they were going to open it and physically take their “data” out?

  16. “I’ve bypassed the mainframe.”

  17. Wow. Even broke the platter too. Bye bye, data.

  18. “Still recoverable”

  19. The files are IN the computer?

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    dontreallycareforit March 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    Did it work out?

    The friendship, I mean. Clearly the drive is fucked.

  21. r/youneednewfriends

  22. Did he get the data out of it?

  23. Yeah, I have done this. I had to destroy 15 hard drives in an hour.

    Just undid two screws bent the metal back using my hand and put a tiny little scratch on the disk

  24. Hitting it with a hammer would have worked fine.

    Just smack it until it sounds like maracas

  25. Did he find his files?

  26. Let me get a good look at these DATA hmmm yes yes I see very interesting

  27. Well, he definitely got into it

  28. This is why we don’t open hard drives

  29. To do what? Scoop the data out with a melon baller?

  30. Ya know, I wouldn’t really believe this, but I’ll always remember one time my buddy was removing PCIe cards from desktops, and one wasn’t coming out so he tried using pliers, since he didn’t know about the small release on x16 slots 😂

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    I_can_vouch_for_that March 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    How do you get those magnets off ? I had to destroy about 20 drives and I have the magnets still attached to the clamps.
    Thanks

  32. The files are IN the computer

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