I bought a Multimedia box from a firm called "Icy Box"
It was advertised as "HDD not included" so after reading the info I set about removing a Hitachi "Deskstar" 250Gb from it's box and fitted it "like a glove" into this "Icy Box" which was basically a cover with a small fan, and included all the cables necessary to connect to a PC or a television, it also had a remote control and a small LCD display at the front. after double checking everything, including the part that said suitable for all SATA hard drives, I checked the voltage both rated at 5V 500mA. 12V 700mA, so before connecting to the PC I switched on......
There was a small puff of smoke from one of the vents so I switched and immediately smelt the distinctly odd burnt plastic smell.
I removed my hard drive and saw that one of the tiny black, square relays (?) I have an external adaptor so I connected it to the power supply and noticed there was no sound of the discs turning.
I've checked around and I have been told that the Hard drive is now US, I'm not worried about the data on the drive it's backed up but is there no way of repairing the drive? or even claiming for the damage, I took the "Icy Box" back to the shop who were happy enough to reimburse for the cost of "Box" but said that my HDD was probably defective, since it has been my possession since 2005, there is no claim there?
have I just been taught a costly lesson or did I do something wrong? from now on I will watch my movies on the PC, sorry for the long story but sometimes it helps, if not me, then someone else from making the same mistakes.
Edited by keithy, 21 September 2008 - 09:21 AM.