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henrysviper
post Sep 5 2004, 11:04 AM
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I finally managed to get it out. There is a small groove on the underside and I used my nail in it
to pull the microdrive out. I hope I don't destroy it this way.

I am thinking of inserting a string (or sth similar) with the microdrive: the microdrive will push
the string in the middle of its length, the string must be around 10cm long. Then when you
want to remove it you can pull the two ends of the string (in kind of the same way we remove the battery). Sounds complicated but I think it would be safer than squeezing the drive.
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post Sep 5 2004, 11:09 AM
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I wouldn't do that if I were you. The pins in there are very fragile, and I guarantee that using string is a sure way to bend one or more ...

Look here for a safe method similar to what I was describing in my previous post:

http://www.reftek.com/Microdrive%20support.html


Mike.
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mac wilson
post Sep 5 2004, 05:48 PM
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Yeah, I guess the best way to that would be to use scotch tape and make a flap that you fold over to pull on.

That way it's clear and not really ugly looking like that pic. wink.gif
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post Sep 5 2004, 10:41 PM
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Yep, that would work, but the uglyness can be dealt with.

If you look on the microdrive, on the underside is a little hole that you can't cover. So unlike the pictures, I stuck the sticky bit to the underside of the microdrive, being careful not to cover that hole, and then bent the tab bit over and slotted it in between the upper side of the microdrive and the inside of the cf slot.
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stbrock
post Sep 7 2004, 09:52 AM
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My 4GB Hitachi (which I got for well under $200) was pulled from a Muvo and lacks anything to grip or pull. That I suppose is why the retail version costs an extra $200. wink.gif After considering the previous posts, I stuck a Post-It on the side of the drive without the vent hole. Looks cheesy. Works fine.
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TonyOlsen
post Sep 27 2004, 02:31 PM
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I had the same problems with mine as well... I was scared I was gonna' break the microdrive, but I never did...

...although I did eventually replace the thing for a static CF card. smile.gif
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datajerk
post Sep 28 2004, 05:50 PM
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I have (2) 4GB drives for my c860 and have been using 3M post-it tape flags. You can get them in multiple colors (mine are IBM blue) at any office supply. Each piece of tape is about 2x5cm. 60% of it has a clear sticky side that sticks to anything, but does not leave a mess and is easy to remove. They are intended to be used with paper (I use them as bookmarks, you can write notes on them). The nonsticky tab is large enough to pull the drive out with little effort. The adhesive/tape is strong enough and does not break, tear, or peel off when force is applied parallel to the surface of the drive.
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