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Can I fix a broken hard drive?

Well no. But..

Can I fix a broken hard drive?

I stumbled across a video from DIY Perks about recovering data from a head crashed drive on the same day that I was looking at a drive for a friend that he had dropped.

The drive appeared to be dropped about 4 inches, when it may have been turned on. It now just made a beep/beep noise when powered on. I have been able to recover photos and some files from drives which had failed but could still mount on a Mac or PC before, but this was different.

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21-Oct-2017 Permanent Link

 

Mobile phone sensing bug kit

Looks good - probably wont work

Mobile phone sensing bug kit

Here is a video of a pleasing little kit I found recently. This circuit is a set of diodes which harvest radio energy from the older style of phones and light a LED with it. This wouldn't work with my S8, as it is on the wrong cellular bands, but is a nice little kit if just for the 'BUG' aesthetics.

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1-Oct-2017 Permanent Link

 

V56 LCD driver card case

What goes where?

V56 LCD driver card case

Whilst perusing Banggood for LVDS cables to use with the V56 board I came across a metal case for for the board. The case consists of a metal top and bottom with various mounting bushes as well as a small selection of screws.

The case has mounting points for the driver card, an inverter, the control keys (although this is for the 5 key version I think - not the 7 key I have used in other projects) and some speakers.

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8-Sep-2017 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 49 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman