Seagate ST39173N 9.1GB Narrow SCSI Drive failure

Philip Pemberton classiccmp at
Wed Oct 13 05:38:29 CDT 2010

On 13/10/10 09:00, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> Useful, I agree, and often successful, though one should remember to
> check that the electronics aren't covered in condensation when you power
> it up :-)

Get a couple of silica gel pouches and a Ziplock bag -- put the silica 
gel pouches in the bag, followed by the HDD, then seal it. Put the 
sealed bag in the freezer and leave it for a while (say an hour or so).

Worked for me the last time I did this...

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