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Offline Iambian

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Good and bad news
« on: July 09, 2009, 01:45:34 pm »
The bad news is that my laptop suffered a nice drop that broke a few more things cosmetically.

The good news is that I'm currently using said laptop to make this post, so I know it ain't all that broke. Hopefully, the harddrive continues to run even though the machine fell in a position where the hard disk platter was perpendicular to the ground. This shouldn't *break* the disk, since it successfully woke up from sleep (actually, the fall made it "wake up"). I promptly backed up the Lost Legends II project just in case the disk suffered latent damage.

But, now I worry. Do hard disk failures happen immediately AFTER such abuse or do those things tend to crop up later?
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Re: Good and bad news
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 01:51:20 pm »
0.0 I dunno, got mine a week ago ^^

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Re: Good and bad news
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 03:13:02 pm »
But, now I worry. Do hard disk failures happen immediately AFTER such abuse or do those things tend to crop up later?
I don't know, but you should back up just in case.
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Re: Good and bad news
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 10:41:22 pm »
ALWAYS back up, no matter what. Sooner or later you'll thank yourself, trust me. I know I did. ;)
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Re: Good and bad news
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 09:35:31 am »
if they happen it like within a good like 36 hours of hard drive run time (basically u thrash the hd for alomost 2 days)  if it works after that u should be good

( i dont mean like just browseing the web i mean like intese stuff like gaming and lots of saving and reading stuff)

that said and done if it doesnt break by the end of next week u should be fine)


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Re: Good and bad news
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 06:12:42 pm »
Ouch x.x I hope it's ok now