Douglas Muth on 16 Jul 2010 10:08:41 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Old hard drive laying around?

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  • Subject: Re: [PLUG] Old hard drive laying around?
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 13:08:30 -0400
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On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Eric at <> wrote:
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> My son's G4 Mac died and apparently it's due to the hard drive not working.  I
> put the drive in an external case and it did not spin-up so I suspect the
> electronics board is bad.
> I'd like to try swapping the electronics to see if we can get it working.  If
> anyone has an old Western Digital Caviar WD1800 (IDE) drive laying around and
> they'd be willing to donate it or sell it for a small sum you'd make a certain
> 18 year old music fan VERY happy.

Does it have to be that specific brand and model?

I was actually going through some old hard drives last night and still
hvae some working ones that you can have (once I wipe them).

-- Doug
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