Rinse and repeat

The remaining parts can be easily cleaned with some soap and water, or, if you’re as lazy as me, just stick them in the dishwasher. They fit nicely on the top rack. Make sure you use plenty of soap, and don’t forget to set the dry cycle to high heat.

Reassemble, reconnect, and rejoice

Once all the parts are dry and clean, reassemble everything in reverse order of disassembly. Before you put the top on, spray a generous amount of WD-40 into the drive to make sure it runs smoothly. Reconnect the drive, boot up your machine and be pleased with how smooth and fast your nice clean hard drive is running now. Perform this procedure once a year, e.g. every first of April, and you’ll guarantee your hard drive a long and happy life.

– Alex –

Author’s Notes:

No innocent SCSI’s were hurt in the making of this article. Well, maybe one. But it depends on how you define “hurt” …

Any resemblance of the characters in this story with any living or dead hard drives is purely coincidental.

If you’ve read this article all the way to the end and still think that we’re serious about this, you should report immediately to the nearest hospital for an emergency humor transplant.

If you actually followed the instructions in this article and successfully reassembled the drive to working order, any hard drive manufacturer on this planet probably would love to give you a job. Call 1-800-555-DISKWRECKERS for more details.

Page 1: Logically, this is the first page
Page 2: Dismantling the drive
Page 3: Bits and pieces
Page 4: Flossing is important
Page 5: This page: Reassemble, reconnect, pull your hair out

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