Monday, February 28, 2011
I've spent a great deal of the month of February resurrecting an otherwise dead computer. Earlier this month, my desktop computer just refused to boot. The monitor had no display. I really needed the recent files stored in that computer (I hadn't backed up the hard drive in a couple of months), so this was a really frustrating time of trial and error.
In the scanned image above, I've jotted down a couple of hints, tips, and lessons I've learned about fixing non-booting computers and seemingly dead hard drives, since around 2006 (if not before). Anyhow, I'd like to give a shout out to the helpful folks at PCB Solution. Replacing the hard drive's printed circuit board (PCB) didn't fix the non-booting issue, but I'd like to think a new PCB contributed to the solution.
Stay tuned for more possible solutions to fix a dead computer/hard drive. And please pardon my ugly penmanship, which is a lot sloppier than before.
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