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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

sigh

i see what ppl meant when they said the pb1 has crappy build quality. I just broke the rises of the plastic gain switch... so it is stuck at high gain xD 6out of se and 15 out of balanced... wondering how the w1000x will like all that volume might

that means in the winter ill need to buy another balanced amp... *sigh* well i Do like upgrades

Awww,that sucks. Sorry to hear, dude!
post #4712 of 7944
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

sigh

i see what ppl meant when they said the pb1 has crappy build quality. I just broke the rises of the plastic gain switch... so it is stuck at high gain xD 6out of se and 15 out of balanced... wondering how the w1000x will like all that volume might

that means in the winter ill need to buy another balanced amp... *sigh* well i Do like upgrades

 

Is there any way you can jam something into where the switch end was and manipulate the control? Or is it not a mechanical design or otherwise inaccessible?

post #4713 of 7944
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

sigh

i see what ppl meant when they said the pb1 has crappy build quality. I just broke the rises of the plastic gain switch... so it is stuck at high gain xD 6out of se and 15 out of balanced... wondering how the w1000x will like all that volume might

that means in the winter ill need to buy another balanced amp... *sigh* well i Do like upgrades

 

How on earth did you manage that?
They are little plastic dip switches, you go at them with a screwdriver or something?  :eek: 

post #4714 of 7944
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

 

How on earth did you manage that?
They are little plastic dip switches, you go at them with a screwdriver or something?  :eek: 

 

no the end of my name badge at work, and btw I use a little screw driver to swap them lol [you can not get to them with just ur fingers as they are too small and to far down in the case] either way they should not have busted... cheap piece o junk. Oh well even on High gain the w1000x still has a little wiggle room for volume, and the HE400 likes to eat as much power as I can throw at it 

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Dammit! My external hard disk crashed :( It contained a lot of my old music (over 1000 songs) with a ton of pictures and a full backup of my phone! There's also many study guides and school project stuff which i may need for the next term. I know this isn't the right thread, but if you guys would help me out I'd hugely appreciate it.. 

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post
 

Dammit! My external hard disk crashed :( It contained a lot of my old music (over 1000 songs) with a ton of pictures and a full backup of my phone! There's also many study guides and school project stuff which i may need for the next term. I know this isn't the right thread, but if you guys would help me out I'd hugely appreciate it.. 

 

Hopefully it's the case or power brinck and not the drive.

If you can, take the HDD out of the enclosure and plug it into one of your computers SATA ports and power connectors.

 

Turn your computer on and pray that it shows up as a drive.

Good Luck Bro!

post #4717 of 7944

On that topic-- never, EVER, have all of your data in only one place. Hard drives die all the time. I recommend using a NAS and/or copying the data onto an additional drive as a backup.

post #4718 of 7944
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post
 

 

Hopefully it's the case or power brinck and not the drive.

If you can, take the HDD out of the enclosure and plug it into one of your computers SATA ports and power connectors.

 

Turn your computer on and pray that it shows up as a drive.

Good Luck Bro!

As usual TrollDragon being the kind, helpful man he is :). I got it fixed thankfully by restarting my computer a couple of times and plugging the drive to an external USB port. I have now acquired my schiit back. 

 

 

Thanks man :D 

post #4719 of 7944

Nice!!! Congrats. Losing data sucks.

post #4720 of 7944
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

On that topic-- never, EVER, have all of your data in only one place. Hard drives die all the time. I recommend using a NAS and/or copying the data onto an additional drive as a backup.

 

I know, but this is my only hard drive and i have been using it for years, never thought it would go corrupted one day lol. 

 

Anyway, thanks :) 

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Now the first thing you need to do is get another drive or somehow make a backup of that drive.  I'm a huge advocate of redundency.  I have backups of my backups.  Better to invest a little now and play it safe then regret not doing so down the road.  Glad you were able to get the drive back up and running!

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^ Yep. And even just having 1 backup decreases your chance of data loss exponentially since its exceptionally rare for two drives to die at the same time. Look for a deal on something like a 500GB drive and keep all of your important stuff in both places. Trust me, at some point you'll be very glad you did. ;)

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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

 

I know, but this is my only hard drive and i have been using it for years, never thought it would go corrupted one day lol. 

 

That's the thing, its guaranteed that a hard drive will die at some point, usually after a few years. It will happen. Never forget that. ;)

 

This coming from someone who almost lost every bit of data I've had since I started using computers as a teenager and I'm a software engineer so almost everything I've done is on hard disk. I had one big data drive like a lot of people and one day it stopped working. For two days I was literally sick to my stomach knowing how stupid I was. Fortunately I was able to somehow get the data off a few days later even though the drive was pretty much hosed and was copying files ridiculously slowly. I'll never make the mistake again of having just one data drive. It will fail and you will lose data, there's no avoiding that.

post #4724 of 7944
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Originally Posted by DR650SE View Post
 

Now the first thing you need to do is get another drive or somehow make a backup of that drive.  I'm a huge advocate of redundency.  I have backups of my backups.  Better to invest a little now and play it safe then regret not doing so down the road.  Glad you were able to get the drive back up and running!

 

 

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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

^ Yep. And even just having 1 backup decreases your chance of data loss exponentially since its exceptionally rare for two drives to die at the same time. Look for a deal on something like a 500GB drive and keep all of your important stuff in both places. Trust me, at some point you'll be very glad you did. ;)

 

I am planning on getting one soon. Are there any reliable brands you guys recommend that will last for a couple of years? The one i currently have is from WD. 

post #4725 of 7944
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Originally Posted by xkonfuzed View Post

 

I am planning on getting one soon. Are there any reliable brands you guys recommend that will last for a couple of years? The one i currently have is from WD. 

 

They're all pretty much equivalent. Its more luck of the draw than the brand as far as whether you get one that lasts 3 years or lasts 6 years. I would keep an eye on Newegg's refurbished and open box sections, sometimes you can find great deals there. It doesn't need to be particularly fast or the very newest model, you just need your data in more than one place.

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