Re: hd malfunction



Hello,

john connolly a écrit :
Hi,
An old pc bit the dust when after it was not used for a couple of
months the hard drive failed. In fooling with the thing I found that I
could not tell if the disk was spinning or not. Is there a simple way to
do that?

Unmount the disk from the computer case, while keeping the power cable
connected. Power the PC on, take the disk in your hand and tilt it
gently in any direction. If you feel some resistance, then the platters
are spinning. It is the gyroscopic effect.
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