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4 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

This isn't a problem, just a gripe.  My old man was crazy handy and mechanically inclined, but this apple fell far from that tree...he didn't put much of an emphasis on passing that type of stuff on to me, and I was too much a punk kid who didn't pay attention.

Fast forward to all grown up Getoffmylawn, and I decided I was going to save some cash, rely on YouTube, and do a four wheel brake job on the family Mommy-missile...a Toyota Sienna.  Took my time and did a thorough job (I thought), but the next day my wife reported a pop/clank from the front when backing up.  Jacked it back up and couldn't find a problem, but not wanting to take chances on the primary family vehicle, I tucked my tail between my legs and took it to a shop.  

After balancing rides and who goes where being down one vehicle for a day, they found the problem....caliper bolts were too loose, not torqued down enough.  Talk about embarrassing...

I applaud the effort as that can be a fairly difficult task without the right tools.  Can’t get better at something until you try.  My feedback is don’t get discouraged and keep trying.  You can’t learn until you try.  

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17 minutes ago, cnosil said:

I applaud the effort as that can be a fairly difficult task without the right tools.  Can’t get better at something until you try.  My feedback is don’t get discouraged and keep trying.  You can’t learn until you try.  

Yeah, I appreciate it, I'm not deterred and I'll be doing my truck when it's time without hesitation.  

Amazing what you can learn on YouTube these days.

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1 hour ago, russtopherb said:

 

It was an external drive, her school had recommended leaving all project files on the external so as to not bog down the laptops. Everything she does is very heavy on CPU and the display card so having the files on the external and the software running on the main drive with the OS was their recommendation. Just terrible, terrible luck. Fingers crossed we get a good call from the lab this morning... her professors were all understanding and most had already seen her in-progress work, but it's still going to impact final grades no matter what if she can't turn anything in. 

I know how hard these kids work so we all hope it gets resolved quickly and positive.

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On 5/5/2021 at 7:53 PM, Kenny B said:

My dad passed away this morning. Yesterday morning he had a heart attack.  At the hospital the doc said he had congestive heart failure, fluid on lungs, low BP, low oxygen level, and kidneys failing.  It was somewhat unexpected, but he has had problems for several years that got worse during COVID.  He had a stroke in 2014 at age 83, but during COVID, his assisted living facility was shutdown and we couldn't visit.  He was basically shut up in his apartment for 9 months; body and mind deteriorated.  He fell on Christmas morning, cracked his pelvis and two bones in his neck; spent 3 months in rehab.  We moved him 300 miles to a care facility here in Richland WA on March 19 so he was close to us.  

At age 90 he has had a very full and happy life.  An Army veteran of the Korean War, dad went back to college and graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in Horticulture in 1962, three years before I graduated from H.S.  He worked in hazelnut research until he retired from the USDA in 1987 and raised cows on his farm.  He and my mom, who passed away in 2017, traveled around the west in their RV having fun with the many friends they had met over the years.  He was a great dad and a great person, and I enjoyed my time with him as his son.  

My thoughts, prayers, and support coming your way.  I know the feeling of loosing your dad.  Just happened last December for me.

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6 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

So good news... they can recover all the data. The bad news... it'll take 2 weeks to the tune of $2000. My daughter is checking in with all of her professors right now to see if they'll accept her work that late. I think in the end we're going to have to pony up, because that's 2 years of her life's work on that drive.

Wow, hope the professors have some understanding in this.

Good luck.

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13 hours ago, cnosil said:

I applaud the effort as that can be a fairly difficult task without the right tools.  Can’t get better at something until you try.  My feedback is don’t get discouraged and keep trying.  You can’t learn until you try.  

I'm great at taking things apart.  🙄

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12 hours ago, kardboard.kid said:

My thoughts, prayers, and support coming your way.  I know the feeling of loosing your dad.  Just happened last December for me.

It's tough.  Sorry to hear about your loss too.  The hard part for me is that I'm an "only" so no siblings to talk with.  Most of my dad's friends have already passed.  There will be no service; just my wife and I putting his ashes on my grandmother's grave where we put my mom's ashes in 2017, and they can finally be together again.

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16 hours ago, Rickp said:

Wow, hope the professors have some understanding in this.

Good luck.

Thankfully, they all do. The professors and her classmates have all offered to share projects & files, presentations, etc. so she can try and re-build some things. Of course, since it's graphic design, there's a lot of personal work that is involved as far as subjects, styles, etc. We gave the go-ahead to the lab yesterday to start work, she forwarded their invoice & work order to all her profs just to document that she's not pulling their legs, fingers crossed they can get the data to us sooner rather than later.  

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23 hours ago, russtopherb said:

Pulled into the garage yesterday and heard an unholy wailing coming from the house. I ran in to discover my daughter completely distraught - the hard drive containing all of her schoolwork had failed. She's in the middle of college finals. All of the design projects she's been working on were on that drive. I ended up rushing it up to Boston to a data recovery lab to see if they can pull her data off of it. If they can it will be costly, but she absolutely needs those files for her grades. Otherwise, 2 years worth of school work is gone. I don't even want to think about it. 

Had a hard drive crash - had about 5,000 family pics and lots of docs on it. Cost a couple of hundred to retrieve the data, now  I religiously back-up. Hope your daughter can recover all of her work. 

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35 minutes ago, russtopherb said:

Thankfully, they all do. The professors and her classmates have all offered to share projects & files, presentations, etc. so she can try and re-build some things. Of course, since it's graphic design, there's a lot of personal work that is involved as far as subjects, styles, etc. We gave the go-ahead to the lab yesterday to start work, she forwarded their invoice & work order to all her profs just to document that she's not pulling their legs, fingers crossed they can get the data to us sooner rather than later.  

I responded too quick - and see you've got the 'recovery' in progress. Guess I got away cheap at a couple of hundred, but that was a few years ago with a disc drive that came out of a tower computer. 

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21 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Yeah, I appreciate it, I'm not deterred and I'll be doing my truck when it's time without hesitation.  

Amazing what you can learn on YouTube these days.

You might want to look at getting a Haynes manual for both vehicles as well. They do a really good job of documenting exactly how to do pretty much everything on the vehicle.

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7 hours ago, Kenny B said:

It's tough.  Sorry to hear about your loss too.  The hard part for me is that I'm an "only" so no siblings to talk with.  Most of my dad's friends have already passed.  There will be no service; just my wife and I putting his ashes on my grandmother's grave where we put my mom's ashes in 2017, and they can finally be together again.

I’m also an only and know where you’re coming from.  My mother passed in 2000 & dad in 2004 from cancer.  Thankfully our Kids are very supportive.

 

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Sorry for your loss @Kenny B!

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On 5/7/2021 at 11:26 AM, russtopherb said:

So good news... they can recover all the data. The bad news... it'll take 2 weeks to the tune of $2000. My daughter is checking in with all of her professors right now to see if they'll accept her work that late. I think in the end we're going to have to pony up, because that's 2 years of her life's work on that drive.

$2000? When I was on a cruise a few years back, the pictures on my wife's digital camera all of a sudden were gone and the memory card was corrupted. She was distraught because it had all of our son's baby pictures on it and not all of them were backed up. While on the cruise ship, i had to try downloading a few applications onto my laptop to try to recover the data on the card. Took a couple tries but got everything back with a data recovery application. 

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32 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I want to thank all of my family here on the MGS Forums for the condolences and prayers on my dad's passing this last week.  I never thought that people, most that I don't really know personally, could be such a blessing to have around when things get tough.  I appreciate all of your kind words, and I know that we are all here for each other.  Thank you!

Really sorry for your loss @Kenny B

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Been working on an assignment for the past 6 weeks.  A proposal, rationale, and an outline all saying it was perfect.  Got some feedback this morning saying that I need to change up my entire delivery style... it’s due tomorrow.  Not one mention of it all term until today.  
 

come on man... 

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On 5/9/2021 at 7:53 AM, russtopherb said:

Yep, $2000. 2TB of data and the platters were damaged when the read/write heads got pushed into them. So it has to get pulled apart in a clean room and the damaged sections need to be re-created. In the end, we saved a boatload of $$ due to her needing to live at home the past year+ instead of being in her dorm, so paying that to get 2 years of her life's work back is worth it to us.

After reading about your daughters experience i immediately texted my kid to make sure her college work was backed up.  She said they have all their work on google drive per her schools direction.  Which I suppose means its backed up in the google cloud as well as makes the assignments accessible to the professors.  I have a couple external hard drives, one as a backup to the other but admittedly I am not very good at keeping them up to date.  We have 1,000s of pics on the drives that haven't been accessed since i put them there.  I wonder if we'll ever look at them.  

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