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Old 02-15-03, 04:40 AM
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Ever have a left over part after you install a hard drive?

I was doing a bit of computer work and home theater work for a friend. I installed the rest of the sound system for their new home theater then moved some hard drives around and reinstalled some programs.

well after I was almost done with the last computer, I noticed a small part at the bottom of the case

I slowly pulled the second hard drive out(it was on rails so it slides in and out of the bay. and noticed the part was off of the hard drive

I looked and realized i was not going to get it back on. I had backed up all the data on a second hard drive that was in the first computer i had rebuilt since they wanted the data on both computers just in case.

so now the test- I booted the computer up and the hard drive worked fine. It acted like nothing was wrong.

I guess this part is not needed or the drive will fail later.

since this was just being used to transfer files to the new computer and to be a second hard drive I guess it will work out for a week. Then I will be replacing it with an extra 30 GB drive I have around the house.

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what's the part look like? I've had some metal covers come off.. no big deal?
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What kind of part? The only "parts" I know of for a HD are the mounting screws, the cable, maybe a jumper, and the drive itself.
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What OS?
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looked like a resistor of some sort.

part number on it was 156E M270C although the last C could have been a 0 since it does have a slight mark on it

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A cylindrical resistor? Might have been one patched onto the circuitry to fix a problem they found with the original design.

Doesn't sound too good. Especially with XP Home!
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A cylindrical resistor? Might have been one patched onto the circuitry to fix a problem they found with the original design.

Doesn't sound too good. Especially with XP Home!
actually I am going to upgrade them to XP pro in a few weeks. I just ran out of time to do that.

It is rectangular in shape. I know it is not a capacitor so resistor popped into my head. It is also not a computer chip of any kind.

I tranferred all the important files so if it dies they lose nothing except a 30 GB hard drive.

I figure the drive will have some problems at some point. They would not put something on it for no reason at all I would think

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