Old Hard Drive Projects

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 : How to Make Infinity Mirror

Led infinity mirror that I make with some materials like mirror from old hard drive,leds,plastic mirror sheet and battery holder. Video: . Make sure you subscribe for more awesome videos from the macobt projects! Subscribe to my YOUTUBE channel:http://www.youtube.com/subscrip ...more

How To : Use a hammer or nail gun correctly

Tim Carter demonstrates how to install a finish nail using a hammer and nail set. Tim also shows how to do it the fast way with a powered nail gun! Many household projects involve hammer and nails. If you are not careful in driving in the finishing nails in wood trim, you can ...more

How To : Install MS-DOS on a Modern Computer

For those needing to replace old controller hardware on cutting mills, those into native retro gaming, or for those who want to see what all the fuss was about in the 1980's, or for those who just want a play with old but great technology, this tutorial shows you step-by-step ...more

How To : Steampunk an External Hard Drive Case

There's something about the world of steampunk that fascinates me. WonderHowTo has plenty of steampunk projects, like the hardware chess set, binocular goggles, and even a lesson on fashion. But nothing screams steampunk more than nevets_mcd's hard drive case. This case proj ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Make hard drive wind chimes

Learn how to reuse a crashed hard drive or two for a set of wind chimes with this great tutorial. Easy to make and sound great. You will need a #6 and a #8 tork screwdriver, an exacto knife, a pair of needle nose pliers, a phillips and a flat screwdriver, red fishing line and ...more

How To : Upgrade the hard drive on your Sony PlayStation 3

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to upgrade the hard drive on a PlayStation 3. Begin by removing the plastic side panel on the PlayStation console and remove the blue screw on the tray. Then open the metal latch on the tray, move it to the right and remove the drive. ...more

How To : Migrate your hard drive data to Intel SSD

Learn all about your Intel Solid State Drive. In this video you'll learn how to migrate your old data from your hard drive to your new Intel SSD. Watch the video and it'll walk you through each step of the way. Then you can go and enjoy your new Solid State Drive!

How To : Resurrect a crashed hard drive

Has your hard drive been broken, overheated, or simply worn down from old age? Learn how to recover data from a crashed hard drive with a few simple tips and utilities. Resurrect a crashed hard drive. Click through to watch this video on pcworld.com

How To : Upgrade a MacBook hard drive

This how-to video will walk you, step by step, through the process of upgrading the hard drive on your MacBook. More specifically, this tutorial addresses saving your old data by creating a copy, or cloning, your MacBook hard drive with SuperDuper, removing it, and installing ...more

How To : Build a custom external hard disc drive

External hard drives are cheap and widely available. You don't want any of those models though do you? You want to make the drive yourself because you are a DIY FIEND! This video will teach you how to take an internal hard drive and a separately-bought hard drive case, put the ...more

News : 3D Laser Scanner from Trash

This brilliantly simple tutorial explains how to make a 3D laser line scanner from old junk parts. Follow along and you will be loading objects into your hard drive in no time!

How To : Clean your hard drive and reclaim memory space

Watch this video to learn how to use Windows' built in cleanup software to reclaim memory space by removing old backups of windows. 1. Go to the start search bar and type in "disc cleanup". 2. Click on disk cleanup and wait for the program to gather information about your comp ...more

How To : Digitize VHS tapes

Don't jeopardize your memories. Learn how to preserve your old home movies by digitizing your VHS tapes. You Will Need * A capture card * A computer with movie-making software * A VCR * RCA cables * An external hard drive Step 1: Purchase an external or internal capture card ...more

How To : Softmod a PS2

In this hacker's how-to, you'll learn how to softmod your old Playstation 2 to enable you to run third party software and how to use CogSwapLoader and HDLoader to backup your PS2 games and play them either from a burned DVD or off your hard drive. This will let you hack the PS ...more

How To : Change a PS3 hard drive

In this video you will learn how to change out the hard drive to get even more storage capacity from your Sony Playstation 3. The PS3 takes any 2.5 serial ATA hard drive, which is your basic laptop computer hard drive. To switch this out begin by looking at the base of your PS ...more

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

How To : Completely format a hard drive

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to completely format a hard drive. Begin by downloading the Knoppix Live Boot CD. Then burn the newly download ISO onto a CD as a bootable disc. Use your BIOS to tell your computer to boot from the CD-ROM instead of the hard drive. Wit ...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 : Revive a Dead Hard Drive

We depend on our hard drives for our data storage and if they stop working, our important data can be lost, this could cause many problems like losing school projects making us to do them again, losing jobs and other problems . So here is a tutorial, on how to make a dead hard ...more

How To : These 9 Tips Make Gaming on Your Mac Not Suck

When most people think of "gaming computers," they're probably thinking of Windows-based PCs. They offer a huge variety of devices with better equipped software and hardware for a cheaper price, and there are more available games than there are for OS X-based systems. But tha ...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

News : DIY Mojito Alchemy

It's just what the doctor ordered: the perfect hangover cure. A time-proven, age old trick, commonly referred to as the "Hair of the Dog", asserts that downing more alcohol the morning after is scientifically proven to ease a painful hangover—well, for the short term, at least ...more

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