Re: rear bumper of my car has been knocked in. Need to...
Hi Is the bumper metal or plastic? If plastic there is a Styrofoam filler behind the bumper to absorb most of the impact and you need to change that as well.. If Metal then you have 2 shock absorbers that is what keeps the bumper in place, there are 4 screws per shock total of 8 and the shocks need to be replaced also, as they are collapsible shocks that after a hit they go in to take up most of the hit and do not come back out, do not leave them change them for safety, as if someone else hits you the damage will be far greater than with new bumper shocks. With plastic follow the lines of the bumper and when it joins the body of the car there should be some fasteners and at times clips also, and most are used under the car and where the bumper joins the body. Or if you want to fix just the bump, depending on how deep it is MAACO in the USA can do it for you, or if you want to tackle it then you need to sand down the bump to the plastic, use bondo made for plastic bumpers and fix the dent in layers, 1/4" at a time, and allow to harden before you body file the bondo and add another 1/4" till you have fixed the dent. Or get a new bumper from the web and some places even paint then for you as long as you can get the paint code, that they might know by the VIN, or just ask a dealer they will give you the paint code and you get an aftermarket bumper that you swap out. BUT CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH WHAT IS UNDER THE BUMPER, for your safety don't leave damaged or bent supports etc. HTH Zues HTH Zues
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hi, - This means that your operating system may have collapsed and needs repair. - To repair, enslave your hard drive to another machine by: - Make sure the second computer has a good operating system. - Remove the hard disk from your computer. - Remove CD/DVD Rom from the second computer and fix your hard disk on that drive. - Start the computer.It will display that you're running on two drives.[Unix] - Press F1 to save changes and continue. - The machine notes one drive needs repair and starts the repair process. - After it has completed and opened your system, turn it off and remove the hard disk. - Fix it on the first machine and start it. - If this fails,you may need to format the hard disk.
ummm, i fixed my problem i had with a iomega 500gb external hard drive, it was beeping at me also, so what i did was i knocked it on its side, switched it off, by its own panel, then switched it back on, it came back into life and was recognised again!!
so try it with yours!
I think what what happens is, when you accidentally drop it, or knock it from time time(accidentally), the needle inside the hard drive goes out of place, and the hard drive will beep, or something to that effect. knocking the case itself again, might fix the problem, or maybe not, thats if the hard drive itself is more severely/inherentally faulty.
You can try soldering it back, but it may still not work. If your soldering skills are not great, you should probably let someone who does that kind of work for a living try the repairs. Give me a call if you need to.
I found a small dent in the metal case, when I opened the case I found this dent prevented the swing arm that carries the disk read/write heads from moving. A little bit of panel beating on the case fixed the problem. I wouldn't advise the average Joe to dismantle the case in this manner unless they really know what there doing due to the fragility of the components. But it fixed my problem and thanks for your prompt reply. Cheers Bob F.
If that sounds click-click-click-click like the reader is going to the first read then park again and loop. It sad but I think its already giving up. If you can still run it for a while better to backup what's important that it can still get.
Some software from manufacturer might help. But its signs for a replacement.
Buy a new drive. The beeps are coming from the hard drive and they say I'm broken. If you need to recover data, and only if you need it like life and death because it will cost a bit, send it to a data recovery company. I would search on line and look for somebody local to you for this if you need it.
As for your old drive, if you like to tinker, you may be able to remove the drive from the case and replace it with a similar sized drive with a matching interface (ide or sata). I personally like to remove the rare earth magnets from bad drives to make refrigerator magnets and toss the aluminum housing into the metal recycling barrel. It also ensure personal data is never coming off those platters.
It might be possible for you to be able to fix the device but it may not be stable any longer. The best suggestion I can give is to send the unit over to a data recovery center such as the links below. I personally wouldnt risk trying to fix it with that much data on it. Id rather recover it first then think about fiddling with the unit.