Attaching Hard Drives

How To : Install a hard drive in a 15" MacBook Pro (2009)

In this video from MacOSG we learn how to install a hard drive in a 15" Macbook Pro from around 2009. For this you need a #00 Phillips head screwdriver and a T6 Torx screwdriver. Make sure you use proper anti-static precautions with this. Transfer your data to the new drive be ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 13" MacBook Pro (2009)

To install a hard drive in a 13" (13 inch) Macbook Pro laptop computer released in 2009 you will make sure to first transfer all data off the drive then discharge any static electricity from your hands making sure your are in a static free work environment. Next you will remov ...more

How To : Replace a hard drive in a late 2008 MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace a hard drive in a 2008 Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before replacing the device. You will need a T6 screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you transfer your data from the old dr ...more

How To : Remove the hard disk drive (HDD) from a G5 iMac

In this how to video, you will learn how to remove your hard drive from an iMac G5. First, open the cover of your iMac. There will be torx screws that have to be removed from the left hand side of the hard drive. Once this is done, you will have to unplug the two cables locate ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 2009 Mac Pro

First of all the tutor suggests that this tutorial is easy and you can complete it only fifteen minutes. However you need to use proper anti-static precautions when you are performing this upgrade. You have to ensure to discharge static electricity before beginning. You must a ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a 17" MacBook Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to install a hard drive into a 17" Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before going on with this procedure. You will need a pry tool, a Phillips screwdriver, and a T6 screwdriver. Make sure you transfer you ...more

How To : Replace a hard drive in a 15" macbook Pro

The video starts by informing about the basic safety precautions, tools needed and backing up data prior to hard drive replacement. There are a series of screws which need to be removed in the following order.1. Removing the battery from the back and then remove three screws t ...more

How To : Turn your old hard drives into a RAID server

In this clip, you'll learn a trick for upcycling your old hard drives into a RAID server. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-comput ...more

How To : Display empty hard drives in Microsoft Windows 7

Can't find your new hard drive? This Windows 7 tutorial will show you how to display drives without files on them. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For more information, in ...more

How To : Create virtual hard drives (VHDs) in Windows 7

Interested in creating bootable virtual hard drive files or VHDs in Microsoft Windows 7? This tutorial will show you how it's done! It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute's time. For mor ...more

How To : Recover deleted files from hard drives & memory cards

You may have lost your files but you needn't loose hope, too. In this episode of Lab Rats TV, Andy and Sean show you how to recover your deleted data (and your marriage!) using oranges. For detailed instructions on recovering your own lost data, take a look at this tech how-to.

How To : Upgrade hard drives in a Microsoft Zune MP3 Player

If your hard drive in your Microsoft Zune MP3 Player is acting up, maybe it's time you had it replaced. Don't waste money taking it to a repair shop though, learn how to do it yourself. This video tutorial will show you how to dismantle your Microsoft Zune digital music playe ...more

News : Hack hard drives into working speakers

Old Hard Drive + MP3 player = Music This equation just doesn't make sense. If you're an iPod addict, the HD element is redundant! Well, take a second look at what constitutes a speaker and what a hard drive is made of. They are more alike than you'd think. Rip apart a junked ...more

How To : Disassemble the iPod Mini, 2nd Generation

If you haven't bought one of the new Apple iPod's, you're probably pretty attached to your old one then. Like the iPod Mini. Compared to today's small iPods, it's a clunker, but to you, it's your baby. So if it ever needs fixed, you should do it yourself. See how to disassembl ...more

How To : Find a Stud in the Wall. Amazing Method!

How to find a stud in the wall. How would you like to be able to find a stud in a plaster wall / drywall wall, easily and every time without an expensive stud finder? Let's look at how to find a wall stud using three conventional methods then l'll explain my foolproof method o ...more

How To : Make a Full System Image Backup on Windows 10

Just recently, I was experimenting with a dual-boot Windows setup, and somehow managed to wipe my primary Windows installation in the process. "Why," I asked myself, "Why didn't I make a backup before I started this?" Still to this day, I'm going through the painstaking proces ...more

How to Make Ferrofluid : The Liquid of the Future

What Is Ferrofluid? Ferrofluid is a black, solvent-based liquid, that, in the presence of a magnetic field, becomes strongly magnetized. The fluid is made up of nanomagnetic particles coated with an "anti-stick" or surfactant compound, suspended in a "carrier", commonly an or ...more

News : How-To-Maintain your PC

INTRODUCTION The everyday PC user doesn't think much about its PC and problems that can cause critical damage to their data or other stuffs stored on Hard drive and other electronic parts until the problem actually occurs. Once a failure happens, the repairs can be costly and ...more

How To : Fix the click of death on a hard drive

If you have owned a lot of hard drives, you probably have experienced the clicking of death that indicates that your hard drive is having serious problems. This video will explain why the click of death happens and show you some processes you can try to fix the problem yourself.

How To : Make a hard drive speaker system

Looking to make use—if not necessarily good use—of your old hard drives? This how-to presents instructions for creating a hard drive speaker system to use in conjunction with an MP3 player. To follow along, you'll need an MP3 player (e.g., the Samsung YP-S3), at least one spar ...more

How To : Wipe your hard drive completely clean

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more

How To : Install a second IDE hard drive

Do you need additional hard drives in your computer for additional drive or storage space? Learn how to install a second IDE hard drive in a desktop PC all by yourself, in just a few simple steps.

How To : Repair a MacBook Pro 13" - Hard drive removal

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Repair an Intel Mac Mini - Hard drive removal

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Repair a MacBook Air - Hard drive removal

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove hard drive

Want to upgrade your hard drive in your Power Mac? It's a pretty simple task, once you can get inside your computer. See how to remove your hard drive from you Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They ...more

How To : Format an external hard drive for Mac OS X

The World Wide Geek demonstrates how to format an external hard drive for Mac OS X. External hard drives are usually formatted for windows. To change the format, you will need to use the disk utility option. Access the disk utility by going to finder and clicking on applicatio ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Install a hard drive in a Mac Mini server

Other World Computing provides a guide for advanced users demonstrating the upgrade or replacement of a hard drive in a Mac Mini Server computer. This comprehensive video takes you through all steps from tool selection to re-assembling the Mac Mini Server and it is recommended ...more

How To : Restore files

Learn to restore four different types of files: deleted files, files from a damaged CD or DVD, files from a formatted hard drive, and files from unbootable hard drives.

How To : Copy files from PC to Playstation 3 over the web

Most Playstation 3 models have massive hard drives, just begging to be filled with the media files from your computer. This video will show you a cool trick for transferring files from your PC to a PS3 over the web. All you need is the simple free program here. Why plug anythi ...more

How To : Lock drive letters on your PC

Mike Agerbo, the host from GetConnected features a quick and helpful video on how to lock drive letters on a PC. On your PC, right click the my computer icon to bring up the management window. Click on storage, then disk management. Once it brings up your list of hard drives, ...more

How To : Disassemble an Apple iPod Touch, 2nd Generation

You have an iPod Touch, but it's broken. Why spend tons of money to have Apple or some dealer repair it when you can do it yourself? See how to disassemble the iPod Touch. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tut ...more

How To : Disassemble the retro Apple Lisa computer

The Apple Lisa. It was first introduced in January of 1983, at a cost of $9,995.00, which today is around $21,693.00. It was the first commercially sold personal computer to have a GUI (graphical user interface). The Lisa's CRT monitor has a resolution of 720 by 364. If you wa ...more

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