And three years of work died with it... I believe it's a mechanical problem, though... my computer was assembled by a guy I knew at college, and it has a history of making inordinately loud noises. This morning, I came in to the living room, hit the power button, and nothing happened. No light, no click, nothing. Does anyone hardware-savvy here know of any tips for troubleshooting this, or failing that, any way of retrieving the information stored on the hard drive?
Also, I have another computer in storage, which I got from work. It's a fully functioning computer, but it doesn't have any OS. I've tried installing Windows on it, but it always gets up to the scan disk and stops. Any tips on getting the darn thing installed?
Also, I have a vague and probably naive notion that, since I have a computer brain with a broken body and a body without a brain, I may have the solution to both problems right at hand. Am I thinking in the right direction here? I have absolutely no experience with computer hardware, but I'm very good at following detailed instructions... if anyone knows of any good tutorials for open CPU surgery, feel free to point me in the right direction.
Oct 25 2001, 10:16 am