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Tool to remove bottom plate

It's a star with a pin in the middle, anybody have any ideas whaere I can get one.

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Re: Tool to remove bottom plate

The screwdriver you need is a Torx T10 screwdriver. Just get it from a hardware store, ask for a Torx (size T10) screwdriver. Good Luck!

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How to use the Hard Disk for Super MB STAR, anything i can do to learn

Hard Disk for Super MB STAR 2011.09 External HDD Format

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I have a maxtor quantum fireball plus as 20.5 hard drive. i want to set it to slave. how do i set the jumpers?

on maxtor drives, you will find the jumper within a cluster of 9 pins. if you look on the bottom of the drive, on the circuit board, the pins should be labeled "ms" "cs" and such. the "ms" and "cs" stand for "master" and "cable select". you rarely use the true "slave" setting anymore, more often than not' "slave" drives are set to "cable select" and are attached to the middle, slave position on the ide cable. in "cable select" mode, the cable decides what device is master and what is slave, depending upon the devices' position on the ide cable.

to set the drive to "slave", set the jumper so that it only has 1 pin under it, and doesnt actually jump any pins, or just take the jumper out. only use the "slave" setting if the "master" device on the same ide cable is actually set to "master".

if the master device is actually set to "cable select" then you will have to set the slave device also to "cable select" and the middle position on the ide cable will set it automatically to be a slave. , instead of using the jumper to make it the "slave".

to set the drive as "cable select", which is what i would recommend, use the jumper to connect the 2 pins which are labeled "cs", the 2nd position from the bottom position on most older maxtor drives, and attach this hard drive to the middle connector of the ide cable.

Nov 25, 2010 | Quantum Fireball Plus AS (QMP20000AS-A)...

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I broke the pins on my eGo eternal hard drive..what can I do?

If your drive is an EIDE interface drive, 40 pins. There is a possibility that you can change out the PCB board on the bottom of the drive. This board has in alot of cases the pin interface on the board itself. The board on the bottom of the hard drive is connected by several screws and can be easily removed.

Sep 01, 2010 | Iomega (33090) 250 GB Hard Drive

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External hard disk problem

Yes, it is very easy solution.

Just change your jumper settings, kindly set jumpers as a slave drive I assure that your Hard disk will be shown in drives.

Goo Luck

Nov 25, 2009 | Hard Drives

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How to open case: Seagate ST3160203U2RK External Hard Drive ??

This is one of the mean tricks that the industry uses to discourage people from opening things and then totally ruining them.

What about getting yourself a 5-star-shaped screwdriver? Ask your hardware store guy.

Too expensive? Well - I have a lot of different simple slotted screwdrivers. Normally I find one that fits into 2 corners of these "miracle screws". If you don't have fitting one use a cheap one that is slightly too large to fit and grind it down just to size.

The same trick works with the other kind of "discouragement screws" that have ALMOST a normal slot --- but there's an elevation in the middle of it. A slot screwdriver with a ground-in **** in the middle (Dremel tools work fine) does the trick.

Sep 23, 2009 | Seagate (ST3160203U2-RK) (ST3160203U2RK)...

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DaneElec 4GB USB stick on IMac Mac Ox 5.4.6 changed 4GB to 400MB

Yes Dear! I can help you to solve that matter. You should use USB format tool and after got that tool you can format it that you want and it will not only work properly while you will be able to use 4GB space again. I assured your problem will be solved.

Jul 22, 2009 | Dane-Elec DaneElec 4GB USB Drive Copper...

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A-data usb flash drive(no disk)

1. Download this tool:

2. Format

(Before removing USB flash drive click on the Safely Remove
Hardware icon and then click on USB flash drive you want to remove)

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I am adding a seagate 320 g drive to my dell 4300 dimentions.. i have one ribbon.. with black(end socket) and grey(middle socket).. i have a maxtor already installed..the jumper was set to master on slave...

First of all make sure that your maxtor drive is jumpered for cable select and connected to black connector. Make sure Seagate drive is also configured for cable select and then connect to grey connector. If the Seagate drive is brand new you will need to initialise and partition the disk once recognised by Windows

Jun 08, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Adding a 320g seagate drive to my dell pc

The ribbon-cable to the first hard-drive probably has one connector at each end, and one more connector in the "middle". Look very closely at both hard-drives. Between where the ribbon-cable connects and where the 4-wire power connects is a set of pins. Look for 'MA' or 'CS' or 'SL' annotations above/below each pair of pins. Remove the small jumper from each disk-drive, and put the jumper back into the 'CS' position on each drive. Make sure that the "first" hard-drive is *NOT* connected to the "middle" connector on the ribbon-cable -- connect it *ONLY* to the "end" connector. Restart your computer, and watch the first start-up screen -- it should report that *BOTH* disk-drives have been detected. When Windows starts, open "My Computer" -- both disk-drives should be listed.

Jun 08, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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LaCie F. A. Porsche Hard Drive

Try this...

use a long bladed kitchen knife to get carefully spread apart the sides from the bottom plate. there are 4 small tabs along each side of the case going int 4 slots on the bottom plate. The long sharp blade inserts easily between the side and bottom plate.
Carefully pry the side away from the bottom plate starting from the front working towards the back. You gently twist the blade to get the tabs out of the slots. the first one is the hardest. After that they pop out easy.
to remove the hard drive mechanism, once you have the bottom plate off, remove the four silver screws--two along each side--then use the knife to separate the sides of the hard drive from the case, so that the front of the drive is angled up (you'll also have to pull the activity LED loose from its hotmelt glue), then slide the drive out of its metal mounting bracket--you won't be able to pull the drive out along with this bracket.

Jul 11, 2008 | LaCie F.A. Porsche (301177) Hard Drive

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