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Disassembling a Laptop Hard Disk Drive : Video

July 27, 2014 Jon 3 Comments

Look what’s inside an old 5.2” IBM DPRA-21215 Hard Disk Drive taken from a Texas Instruments Extensa laptop. Notice that the video also shows how to build a…
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This is the cheapest but not the easiest or quickest way to make a silent running wheel (especially if you already have the tools)! Check out the video showi…

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  1. RhinosoRoss
    July 27, 2014 - 3:19 pm

    @shaunberry1982 Um… nope: you have the wrong end of the treadmill… This
    is, as advertised, a treadmill. The electronics are redundant, the animal
    makes it turn 🙂 I only use a hard drive because it has a beautifully
    free-running bearing mounted to an axle that can be attached easily.

  2. mrsimanji
    July 27, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    Great Video and very clean construction. I just finished my wheel an hour
    ago, it uses almost the same method as you.

  3. RhinosoRoss
    July 27, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Cool! I’m glad it was useful for someone 🙂 This also gives me a chance
    for an update: screwing straight to the tin wasn’t enough: the tin fatigued
    all around the screws (as I showed in a video reply). I tried an old CD…
    they fatigued that too! The finishing touch is to draw around the tin on a
    sheet of hardboard (mine was 3mm thick) and cut it out with the saw blade
    inside the line you drew. Then stuff that in the tin and screw through it:
    everything is better and properly quiet.

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