Thursday, January 23, 2014

Inside of a hard disk drive

Ever wondered what the inside of a hard drive looks like?

A hard drive is a computer peripheral that stores all your data within a computer. Due to the nature of a hard drive (ie once it is open the data on the drive is lost) not many people have seen the inside of an actual hard drive.

Below are two videos showing the insides of both a 3.5" (desktop) and 2.5" (laptop) hard drive.

  Seagate Barracuda 3.5" SATA desktop hard drive 

  Toshiba 2.5" SATA laptop hard drive

Warning: If you follow the steps in these video ALL you data will be lost. If you need to recover data off a hard drive please consult a data recovery expert.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comment field below.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Toshiba z830 Ultrabook Basic Teardown

We have just uploaded another basic laptop teardown video to our Youtube Channel.

This tear down shows you how to upgrade the memory and hard drives on a Toshiba z830 Ultrabook.  So if you are looking at upgrading your ultrabook or putting in a new SSD drive check out this video. The vide also show you how to clean out the internal fan.

Toshiba Ultrabook Teardown

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Leader Companion Laptop HDD & Memory Replacement

We were luck enough to get our hands on Leader Companion 544 notebook. We created a short video showing users how to replace the memory and hard drive on the unit.

This unit is a rebadged Clevo W25AEF so the same method can also be used for this laptop or other rebadged Clevo units.

Leave any comments below.

Outlook not deleting emails

I came across a strange problem today. A client who is using Outlook 2010 couldn't delete any emails. When trying to delete an email it came up with an error and said to run scanpst.exe. Running the scanning program found some errors and repaired them but it still didn't fix the issue.

Upon further investigation I noticed that you could permanently delete emails (ie press shift and then the del key). The issue was with just the Deleted Items folder as I couldn't manually move items from or to that folder.

I then exported the email to another PST file and then everything worked all ok.

This fix was for MS Outlook 2010 but it may also work with other versions. If it works for you on another version please leave a comment below.

I found it strange that the scanpst utility didn't fix it but an export to another PST files did (I also exported the Deleted Items folder) so thought I'd share it here and hopefully it saves someone else a headache!