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Disassembling a PS3 hard drive

I read somewhere that I can take the hard drive apart and rotate it a couple times. I tried that, but it didn't work. After I had gotten it back together, there was a tiny, white, flexible plastic piece that had fallen out. I'm not exactly sure where it goes, but I think it goes under the magnetic arm, but I can't seem to get the arm out. Any help is greatly appreciated. P.S. buying a new one is a last resort only

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This is a futile effort. A hard drive has platters in it that spin at high speed. Those platters spin so fast that the air movement keeps the heads floating mere micrometers from the surface. A dust particle cannot fit between the head and the platter. So when a hard drive is repaired or manufactured, it is done in a clean room to keep all foreign objects like dust, hair moisture out. If you did not take extreme precautions, then trying to repair it wont work even if you do get it to spin again.

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