Computer Died

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  1. .Chris
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    Well, my old Vaio running Windows XP has died a long time ago. Anyone else had a computer that died in the past? Does anyone know how to fix this? (I know i ask too many questions...)
     
  2. Uchiha Obito

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    Well i did a funeral last time xD

    Can you be a little more specific with the Died? it can be hardware or software problems
     
  3. .Chris
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    um lets see...
    my dad was trying to replace the hard drive and it didnt work. he put back the old hard drive but still didnt work
    thats all i know
     
  4. myuusmeow

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    Make sure all the cables are plugged in tight.
     
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    well im not sure if its the hard drive but ill try to find it and take some pics.
     
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    Old hard drives crap out all the time. Use a tester and try to see if it's busted, even a few bad sectors can kill the thing for good
     
  7. .Chris
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    they are
     
  8. Law

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    Make sure it's plugged in to the right place? If its an IDE drive it might be in the wrong plug on the motherboard.
     
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    Need more detailed information; what happens when you try to turn the computer on? Any lights, fans, beeping noises? Nothing at all? There's lots of things that can go wrong with a computer, we'll need info like that if we're going to get any closer to the reason why it's not working [​IMG]
     
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    my condolances
     
  11. Costello

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    he said he has a Sony Vaio computer, I think that implies its a laptop.
    so there should be only 1 plug available from the HDD slot, and it could be either SATA or IDE depending on the age of the computer...
     
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    [​IMG]

    USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST
     
  13. .Chris
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    when i turn on the computer i hear a fan then after a after a few seconds the computer just shuts down
     
  14. steve-p

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    that's a short-circuit.

    look at the the connectors you / he touched - make sure there are no bent pins on them.
    and make sure there arent any missing screws that may have dropped onto anything.
     
  15. .Chris
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    no bent pins no missing screws i havent dropped anything
     
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    um what?
     
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    That was a joke. People use those to humor others. Allow me to explain:

    Costello, a current administrator of this forum, stated that he believed that Sony Vaio's were laptops, not thinking that they had a desktop series. Myuusmeow posted proof that there was a desktop series of the Vaio. Making it into a joke implying that Costello would over react, myuusmeow added "USER WAS BANNED FOR THIS POST" which is a common text string that replaces a post that in turn bans a user. It was a joke. Feel free to laugh now though, explained jokes aren't that funny. [​IMG]