Ants crashed my hard drive
March 8, 2007 6:59am CST
Believe it or not. Ants like hard drives. I just found that out to the cost of my hard drive. And I also found out out that this is more common than we think.The servicemen told me that he had seen many such cases even though he has been in the job for only a short period of time. It seems that the ants don't mind the heat of the hard drive. I think they like eating some rubbery part of the hard drive. I noticed some ants last week on near my computer. I cleaned them out. But I forgot to check the inside of my computer. The cruel part you are not entitled to a replacement for your hard drive if the failure is caused by ants, since the company blames it on negligence on your part. But I was lucky enough to get a free replacement. So if anyone else sees ants close to your computer beware and take all the necessary precautions. Regards
9 Mar 07
Don't say to me you didn't thinking take a picture from ants eating and enjoying in your computer.....ofcourse I don't say as a proof for us ,we don't need,but still can you imagine the photo?How unique gonna be?Nice to hear you had a free replacement..
9 Mar 07
I didn't think of getting the photos of ants eating away the hard drive. I was more worried about how to get the data stored in the drive. I had lots of pictures of my family in that drive which I didn't back up on to a cd. I will know by monday whether the data can be retrieved. Come to think of it the photo of the ants coming in out of the hard drive might have been good. Shucks opportunity lost. Regards
8 Mar 07
yeah i know that fact! But thank God coz i havent encountered that thing on my hard drive yet! hope not! eheehehe But actually, i got that same experience with my electrical extensions wires and plugs... There's an incident that some of my electrical equipments are not working, till i found out when i opened it, that there's a lot, i mean, there's so many ants crashed in my equipments.. I was like ARRRRGGGGHHHHH that time... lol its really annoying! Im not sure how to prevent that thing yet.. do u know?
8 Mar 07
It is not science fiction. No I don't use my computer outside. The ants probably came to eat the small food particles left near my computer by my nephew. They must have thought " Lets check whether they make good quality hard drive nowadays". They must have an answer by now. I haven't heard of any problems caused by spiders but I hadn't heard of any trouble created by ants to computer. So I guess we learn the hard way. Regards
12 Nov 07
I came across this thread in my search for a solution to my ant problem. This is really something new to me. I have never heard of a hard drive crashing due to ants invasion. Thanks for the inform astroo13. I will pay more attention to them ants when I see them around my desk next time.