Computer odesy, I went for broke!

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Computer odesy, I went for broke!

Ok so my tower died on me 4 days ago. I was sick of paying someone else to fix it or buying a new one. So I said fuck it, I am going to try to fix this myself. It is amazing what you can do when you get desperate.

I knew bits and pieces of computer parts but this experience in 4 days literally had me gut old towers for parts and Frankenstien this "Jesus raised from the dead" now working and formerly dead tower.

My first biggest problem was

power supply. I was lucky to have a tower with a power supply with a connection that fit the mother board from the old tower. But no it does not stop there. It took me forever to figure out how to get past the boot errors.

I finally ran "safe mode" which got me to the C prompt. And wouldn't you know it, all those DOS command crap I learned 20 years ago paid off after I typed in "Format C:". HOLLY SHIT IT FUCKING WORKED.

Then I stuck in my windows disk, AND BAM! MOTHER FUCKER TOOK!

But after I got windows up again I had no sound. Tried looking up the drivers(DON'T DOWNLOAD CRAP) unless you know the source because you can end up with add crap that tries to get you to subscribe.

Anywho I bought a cheap sound card to bypass the motherboard into the expansion slot. BAM! Fucker worked!

But dumbass me had to fuck with shit while the thing was running. DO NOT FUCK WITH THE INTERIOR WHILE THE THING IS ON!

Ok so I was trying to put the cone back on the CPU fan and BROKE THE FUCKING BLADE!

Fortunately again I was able to gut an old fan that had the same number pins for the power supply. But the way this thing is jerry rigged now it is noisy. But the CPU seems to run fine so I'd put up with the noise. I had jerry rigged a fan on another tower years ago when that fan broke.

The long and short of it is I can now take a computer completely apart and put it back together. I am more afraid of software than hardware. Hardware is simply a matter of matching up shapes, just like a 1,000 piece puzzle.

A little bragging here, but I feel like I learned in 4 days what it takes people years to learn. But even after all this if my tower craps out on me again, I am happy because I had nothing 4 days ago, plus I got to learn new things.

 

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Congratulations; you're one

Congratulations; you're one small step above the Geek Squad.


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Congratulations; you're one small step above the Geek Squad.

I have to admit I abuse the hell out of my PCs. I paid 50 bucks for this one. It amazes me how someone will ditch one for mere software problems.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37