Urgent !! My laptop's hard disk dead , How to do about stealth account ? - eBay Suspended & PayPal Limited Forums
eBay Suspension & PayPal Limited Forums  
Join Today
Register Subscribe
     

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


Go Back   Home > Stealth Topics > eBay Tracking

eBay Tracking General discussions on eBay tracking, account linking, IP address, user accounts and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-10-2012
blue sky's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (0)
Default Urgent !! My laptop's hard disk dead , How to do about stealth account ?

Hello

This afternoon my laptop change to black screen and can not boot again. I remove hard disk to check and found it not work !!

It seem hopeless to use that hard disk again maybe need to buy new laptop but dead laptop contain stealth account ( 2 years / 2700+ fb and monthly sales 40,000 usd++ ) My question is :

1. If I use new laptop to login ebay ( have not old cookie & any history but still same IP address because I use it at home ) eBay will request phone confirmation ? I have not phone number for these account.

2. If I buy new hard disk to replace the old laptop , it will be safer ?

3. Have any idea for this case ? Please let me know
Reply With Quote
The complete step-by-step guide to get back to selling today!

  #2  
Old 10-10-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,578
Thanks: 214
Thanked 673 Times in 502 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (5)
Default

You're being too paranoid. Real eBay users switch computers from time to time too, it's fine to get a new hard drive.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2012
TGMT²'s Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,882
Thanks: 719
Thanked 1,550 Times in 848 Posts
Activity: 27%
Longevity: 90%
iTrader: (4)
Default

Agreed...

Just don't automatically sign in and list new items the same day.

Once you sign in, do some browsing, print some shipping labels, do all the little things and that will get all your cookies and such set.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-10-2012
blue sky's Avatar
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Thank you for your reply , I'm start crazy because this account is so important for me.

I'm just concern about phone verification and I can not pass them.

If I use new laptop .. that will be safe ?

PS : I'm also real ebay user with 8 staffs for this department. I'm not switch computer for any accounts , We manage it 1 by 1 to each computer. It's easy to manage and safe for long term business
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-10-2012
blue sky's Avatar
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (0)
Default

TGMT² : Thank you for your reply , this information very helpful. I will buy new laptop tomorrow and also change hard disk for dying laptop too.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-10-2012
rsot's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 70,726
Thanks: 5,623
Thanked 8,446 Times in 7,749 Posts
Activity: 100%
Longevity: 81%
iTrader: (7)
Default

I did this recently with a new laptop for several old accounts - I found that first you browse a lot, build up your cookies, maybe buy something. Yes a couple of accounts had the phone call PIN verification ....it is ALWAYS recommended that you have a working phone number on file for eb/pp - dont undercut yourself
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-10-2012
slapped's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,363
Thanks: 398
Thanked 1,406 Times in 871 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (4)
Default

I also Agree with my Esteemed colleagues above,,I will only add that when you get your new Laptop, if you can,, choose one that has a new SSD Harddrive,,,you will never have to worry about Hard drive Failure again (There are NO Moving Parts in an SSD Drive)
__________________
The 3 Keys to Success are:,,,,Research, Research, and More Research,,,,,
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-10-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,481
Thanks: 249
Thanked 808 Times in 595 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 75%
iTrader: (0)
Default

SSD drives still fail, the drive controller circuit board gives out.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to yotano211 For This Useful Post:
Elijah (10-10-2012), stanislav (10-18-2012)
  #9  
Old 10-10-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,578
Thanks: 214
Thanked 673 Times in 502 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (5)
Default

And their performance permanently deteriorates over time as you write over and over again to the SSD and eventually it will give out all together.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-10-2012
slim jim's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,788
Thanks: 376
Thanked 440 Times in 349 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 72%
iTrader: (0)
Default

You guys are making me scared to go to ssd lol. I have had a small amount of problems with traditional hard drives and am wondering if I am messing with a good thing for the sake of a little speed
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-10-2012
jamcocktail21's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 486
Thanks: 25
Thanked 73 Times in 64 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 68%
iTrader: (1)
Default

Slapped is right about SSD
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-10-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 196
Thanks: 2
Thanked 39 Times in 26 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (3)
Default

pfft my SSD has been going strong over 1 year atm and it stills boots windows in 5seconds.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-10-2012
slim jim's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,788
Thanks: 376
Thanked 440 Times in 349 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 72%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by download3000 View Post
pfft my SSD has been going strong over 1 year atm and it stills boots windows in 5seconds.
i really must do the upgrade already. and no heat at all? i have an old laptop and it's main problem is overheating and i think this will solve that problem
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-10-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2,578
Thanks: 214
Thanked 673 Times in 502 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 85%
iTrader: (5)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slim jim View Post
i have an old laptop and it's main problem is overheating and i think this will solve that problem
LAptop hard drives barely generates any heat, it's your CPU/GPU that's creating most of the heat.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to BiN4RY For This Useful Post:
slim jim (10-11-2012)
  #15  
Old 10-10-2012
slapped's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 3,363
Thanks: 398
Thanked 1,406 Times in 871 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (4)
Default

I am VERY Well Aware of the FEW SSD Harddrives Shortcommings,,BOTH Flavors of SSD Drives (MLC and SLC) They each have their Pro's and Con's, BOTH Performance Wise and Longevity wise,, But there is NO WAY that even the most INFERIOR SSD HDD will not out perform AND OUT LAST even the VERY BEST conventional (Platter) HDD by at LEAST 3 Times, The evidence Supporting this is becomming more and more overwhelming as more time passes,,,

In time the Capacities will be much more substiantial than they are now, and of Course, they will also be substantialy less Expensive
__________________
The 3 Keys to Success are:,,,,Research, Research, and More Research,,,,,
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-11-2012
blue sky's Avatar
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Thank you for hard disk info. but now I need to come back home to take my dying hard disk from Fridge !!

Do you have any experience about HDD after freeze ? Hope good luck this time
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-11-2012
blue sky's Avatar
Junior Member
Threadstarter  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 79%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Today I chat with live help ( ebay.com.au ) about this case .. and this is result.


Fely C.
Welcome to eBay Australia Customer Support Live Chat! My name is Fely C . How may I help you?
me
hello
Fely C.
hello. How are you and how may I help you?
me
My laptop broken last night .. and it can not boot up. If I use new laptop to login ebay account .. it need any verification again ?
Fely C.
If the system detects that you have a new IP address, it will ask you to confirm your indentity.
Fely C.
No worries, I will help you with this.

I think it will help

Last edited by TGMT²; 10-11-2012 at 10:21 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-11-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,481
Thanks: 249
Thanked 808 Times in 595 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 75%
iTrader: (0)
Default

oh wow lol, they have no clue. You won't need to confirm your identity, it might just ask for your log in info and password and that's it.

I have logged in with tons of new IP address and I never need to confirm my ID. I have even changed my hard drive at least 6 times within the past few months. When you do finally change the HHD out, just browse around some, get some cookies going, log out and start to list the next day. I do that every time with no problems.

Oh and the hard drive in the fridge trick does not work. If the drive is already dead, it's dead, RIP. You would have to take the drive apart, take out what ever is broken out, put in new part and seal it back together. LOL....good luck with that.

Last edited by yotano211; 10-11-2012 at 01:36 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-11-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,481
Thanks: 249
Thanked 808 Times in 595 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 75%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slim jim View Post
i really must do the upgrade already. and no heat at all? i have an old laptop and it's main problem is overheating and i think this will solve that problem
If you system is overheating, it's time to clean out the dust bunnies. The are clogging up the heatsink of the processor/graphics card. You should be cleaning it out every month or few months. The best complete job is to take it apart, do a repasting job with Arctic Silver 5 and then clean out the heatsink.

What system do you have, if you want, I will talk you through it. It's really easy.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to yotano211 For This Useful Post:
slapped (10-11-2012)
  #20  
Old 10-11-2012
slim jim's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,788
Thanks: 376
Thanked 440 Times in 349 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 72%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yotano211 View Post
If you system is overheating, it's time to clean out the dust bunnies. The are clogging up the heatsink of the processor/graphics card. You should be cleaning it out every month or few months. The best complete job is to take it apart, do a repasting job with Arctic Silver 5 and then clean out the heatsink.

What system do you have, if you want, I will talk you through it. It's really easy.
I have an old inspiron 6400. I've cleaned it out but never worked on the heatsink. Hmmm
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-11-2012
SUVE's Avatar
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,242
Thanks: 567
Thanked 248 Times in 201 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 71%
iTrader: (0)
Default

I might add, one major issue with SSD that is often overlooked is that many SSD failures are in fact unrecoverable due to the greater complexity of the task.

Don't count on being able to recover data from a failed flash SSD.
__________________
It's an ill wind that blows no good.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-12-2012
Executive [VIP]
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,481
Thanks: 249
Thanked 808 Times in 595 Posts
Activity: 0%
Longevity: 75%
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slim jim View Post
I have an old inspiron 6400. I've cleaned it out but never worked on the heatsink. Hmmm
Hmmm, and there is your problem. The heatsink is clogged with those dirty bunnies, and I dont mean the playboy bunnies, but I'm sure lots of those are dirty enough.

oh btw, old or new computer doesn't matter. If it still makes you money it's still works in my eyes. My last selling computer was a HP 2510p running a dual core processor running at only 1.33ghz, slower than grandpa driving on the freeway, but it still made money.

**more adding, since you know how to take it apart, I guess you wont need help. But do check out the heatsink.

Last edited by yotano211; 10-12-2012 at 04:05 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using Auctiva from a dead account on a new Stealth act FizzyFish EBay Tools and Software 3 11-17-2011 12:23 PM
Are SSD laptop hard drives high risk OR did I risk a new selling account yotano211 Subscriber Discussions 2 10-08-2011 07:59 PM
hard disk camera/camcorder how to erase oompaloompa Everything Else 2 10-08-2011 12:55 PM
My hard disk is broken, how do i keep all my data, flash cookies etc ??? vetus eBay Tracking 9 04-24-2009 09:56 AM


Aspkin Group

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 AM.


Stop the guessing games and learn how you can quickly and easily get back on eBay today!
Read the best selling step-by-step eBay Suspension guide eBay Stealth!
Amazon Suspension? Read Amazon Ghost to get back on Amazon!
vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger
no new posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58