#1
So last night I was lying in bed on msn/myspace/youporn probably, when we had about 2 or 3 brown outs. Everything was dark for a minute and then you hear my computer fan going in and out and the monitor light fuzzing on and off.

At this point I half realised in my head, "oh dear, this doesn't look good." So I opened up my comp and got to the power box and it seems an active wire running from the power input has been burnt. So I was feeling alright that the chance of my hard drive still working is still possible.

So a few hours ago I brought up another cpu but my monitor doesn't want to work, which screwed that plan. So I got some oxygen tubing (yup, dad's a paramedic lawl) and covered the wire.. later on, I try the computer again and voila it works!... Put the screws back in, plug in the monitor and oh no, the fuzzing in and out has come back, so I give it a hit and it works. But when I get to the XP screen, it freezes. Same with another hard drive. then finally I get to my last and it works, but very slow. So I'm on it now.

Basically, this original hard drive is full of movies and albums and important shiz.
Has anyone had this problem and reckon my original hard drive may still work?

Any advice and scuse the long life story lol.
#2
How in the hell did that typo happen? The 'q' isn't anywhere near the 'p' on the keyboard.
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q is a back the front p.. I didn't think you could type swearwords lawl

It censors swearwords. "pissed" isn't a swearword.
#14
i assume you have tried it with another monitor? if not try that, but you might also want to look at your motherboard, RAM, and your video card. also when you opened up ur PC, did you ground yourself first to get rid of static?
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ya u screwed ur self on the qissed.

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i assume you have tried it with another monitor? if not try that, but you might also want to look at your motherboard, RAM, and your video card. also when you opened up ur PC, did you ground yourself first to get rid of static?


Yeah of course.... maybe............

Cbf'd trying with another monitor at the moment, but it didn't cross my mind, so I'll try tomorrow maybe. If that works, I'll just try my orig. HD in the old cpu and see if the problem is the hard drive or cpu. but at the moment, I'm quite confused.
#19
Qeter Qiper qicked a qeck of qickled qeppers;
A qeck of qickled qeppers Qeter Qiper qicked;
If Qeter Qiper qicked a qeck of qickled qeppers,
Where's the qeck of qickled qeppers Qeter Qiper qicked?
#20
Last night I thought I qissed my pants.

When I went to change, I realised it was a full brown out
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#23
brown outs?Do you like shit your pants when it happens?
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Qeter Qiper qicked a qeck of qickled qeppers;
A qeck of qickled qeppers Qeter Qiper qicked;
If Qeter Qiper qicked a qeck of qickled qeppers,
Where's the qeck of qickled qeppers Qeter Qiper qicked?

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#26
also take a look at the actual interior of the power source, in power surges, the comp sometimes diverts all the excess power to the main power box in an attempt to protect the internal hardware. try replacing the power box, and if that doesnt work, then this problem is beyond me, either take it to a specialist, or get a new one.
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also take a look at the actual interior of the power source, in power surges, the comp sometimes diverts all the excess power to the main power box in an attempt to protect the internal hardware. try replacing the power box, and if that doesnt work, then this problem is beyond me, either take it to a specialist, or get a new one.


I'm not quite sure how to change the power box as there's a good 99000 leads going to and from everywhere lawl. But I think I may just end up taking it to a computer store
#28
I'm not quite sure how to change the power box as there's a good 99000 leads going to and from everywhere lawl. But I think I may just end up taking it to a computer store


that may just be the best thing to do, if you dont think you are experienced enough, dont risk it, i did and thats the reason why i have to use my grandmothers computer, lol
#30
its because p and q are the same, read the old logic thread
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#31
This thread qisses me off.
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i agree with u entirely