I know, I also chuckled at those words.
My issue is that after dropping my 500 GB Maxtor Basics Hard drive (less than a foot drop, mind), it has done an epic fail on me, doing some wierd beeping noise.
Now, I want to open the enclosure and get the drive out of it so I can at least recover some of my work (clever me made 0 backups :/), but I have no idea how to do this, since there's only one screw and after removing it the case is still very reluctant to open. I know that most EHDs have some sort of 'trick' to opening them.
Thanks in advance and for your time.
Isn't the basics an internal drive?
There probably is an internal variant, like a lot of Hard Drive models/series.
Cant find it on the maxtor website =/
If its broken anyway why not just force it open? If you have a hammer and a screwdriver plastic will yield eventually.
I've asked myslef that question; trying not to void the warranty (I have the sticker for example, in perfect condition still) just in case my data isn't recoverable for some reason.
Why it's not on the Maxtor Website is wierd...maybe it's an obsolete model. I got mine from a Tesco's, so obviousely I missed out on user-reviews and such, which google shouts 'Maxtor is crap' at me :/
I'm pretty sure that whatever you do to the drive that results in it being opened will void the warrenty. If you have a hammer and a screwdriver, go right ahead.
They won't be able to tell whether the warranty was voided if he manages to open it without a hammer though.
Without even seeing the type of HDD I can't help with this. Your best bet is probably to go to a few PC hardware stores and look if you're lucky enough to find anyone who has seen a similar case.
I have. Same thing happened to mine. I opened it, and tried everything I know, short of opening the drive itself in a clean room and cleaning it.
Fair enough, I'll probably just end up breaking it open - the work's more important than the warranty.