Horrible experience - almost

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  1. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Suffering terribly from jet-lag I woke up at 4:30 AM and decided I had better copy all my trip photos from my portable hard drive to my PC.

    Of course, to my horror, the PC showed NO DISK in portable hard drive. I rebooted both devices repeatedly to no avail.

    Before committing suicide, I decided to try one last effort. Thinking perhaps that the vibration of the trip had loosened the disk connector - or rather hoping it had - I took apart the case of the PHD, took out the internal drive and reseated it - AND IT READ.

    It is now copying file 1280 of 2865 raw files to my PC.

    I amweak from the experience - but relieved that I have actually taken the thing apart. Now I will look for additional hard drive for portable so I can actually have redundant backup on any trip.

    As a side note, due to horrible weather in Chicago, my trip back from SEA turned from 26 hour marathon into 44 hour torture.

    Hope to start posting images soon.
     
  2. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    good to have you back :)

    And good it was just a loosened disk connector :)
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hey Traveller, so good to see you back.
    I am really relieved to hear that in the end all's well that ends well!
    Can't wait to see your pics.
    But do get some much needed sleep and rest beforehand!
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Thank goodness it worked! I totally understand portable hard drive frustration....I bought one, and it started corrupting lots of my files!
     
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    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    Glad to hear you are OK.
     
  6. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    Altho this is not a good picture (taken with P&S) this is me getting the traditional cotton strings around my wrist in a baci ceremony in a small (very) town in Northern Laos.
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    I quote from http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Lao/otherTopics/foods/eatingHabits.htm

     
  7. surfingfireman

    surfingfireman TPF Noob!

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    I can somewhat relate. I recently returned from a trip to Tobago in the Caribbean. I took close to 500 pictures which also stored on a portable drive. Many of those pictures were of the guesthouse we stayed at and the owner, whose photos I was taking to offset the price of accommodation.

    Of course, on my return to Canada, the airline lost my luggage. I didn't have the portable drive in the last bag, but it's charger was in there. I guess I could have eventually bought a charger that fit it, but luckily my bag was found and shipped to me.

    I am just know opening and editing photos so there will be some posted soon.
     

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