But then it says "this version is no longer supported" so things like "apt-get update" just fail. So I can't grab the utilities I was relying on (eg. Samba, MySQL etc.).
I Saw that in a Hollywood flick the guys destroyed HardDrives by heating them in a Micro Wave oven(They blasted within the OVEN) and you are doing opposite of it to cure it
If you want to see the end of a hard drive then take the cover off in an office or home environment. Then see how many run-seconds to the first head crash.
The reason to try freezing is to try to re-crystalize semiconductors that had gotten too warm. Back in the days of freon the guys in electronics shop had cans of what was called "50 Below" just to revive devices like transistors with. It would work.. for a while, and then they'd hit em again.I've been told to freeze certain rechargeable batteries that don't take a full charge and then give them a real good charging to try and get them at least partially revived. Again, it's about crystals. If you want to see the end of a hard drive then take the cover off in an office or home environment. Then see how many run-seconds to the first head crash.
A method I did for a contest piece was a Tupperware tub, and glove access added to the sides...In the end it looked like it could be a flowing drop of ink with a tron world on the side, that 80 gig maxtor ran 24/7 for 4 years, then I stuck the system in storage where it was stolen by some yuts in public storage where I used to live, I will see if I can dig up a picture