"Academia greasing incident, part one. What do you do if your
hard drive is squeaking? Certainly not what this British scientist
did: He drilled a hole through the casing and poured oil inside. At
least the squeaking stopped, but so did the hard drive.
"Anti ant. A photographer in Thailand discovered that his
external hard drive had gotten full of ants. His solution to this
problem was to open the cover and spray the interior with insect
repellent. He managed to kill both the ants and the hard drive in
one fell swoop."