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Old 02 May 2009, 00:28   #54
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Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
Does anybody know if the mechanical bits of an HDD can stand a bit of, um, roasting?
Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
I've just found a company in Hong-Kong that sell the very logic board I need (not cheep) - hopefully if the fire hasn't toasted the platters I'll be up again in a somewhat deconstructed state until I find another Qube to house it all in...
Hi Charlie,

I'm desperately sorry to hear about your 'accident', mate.

From my experience, I think you could count yourself extremely unlucky if the hard drive mechanism is stuffed following this incident, unless everything was reduced to cinders. They're pretty robust, you know.

This should mean the money spent on a new logic board from Hong Kong is not going to be wasted.

Good luck with the rebuild.

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