Mar. 23rd, 2011 03:52 pm
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People I have on FaceBook might have noticed I'm having computer trouble. Basically, the "Drives? What are those?" thing has started happening again, so I'm stuck on the half-dead Mac once more (annoyingly... I was going to cannibalise it for its hard drive to upgrade the PS3 and then sell the rest for parts, but that's out of the window). This has been one huge source of stress over the last 2 days that REALLY HASN'T HELPED with the whole depression (which is feeling more like a mixed state now... fml) thing. But I have a solution!

Going to apply for a budgeting loan from the Social Fund. I should get around £300. Now, the problem with the computer is either the motherboard or the hard drive. If it's the hard drive, I can get a new one along with a non-OEM copy of Windows 7 (I'm wanting to do a major upgrade in the future, so will need this) for £175. Problem solved. If it's the motherboard, I'll need to get non-OEM Windows 7 anyway, as you can't change motherboards with OEM copies. If I want to keep my files (which I do, TYVM) I'll need a new hard drive too. So no money wasted. My CPU and memory, while not exactly high spec (2.33GHz Core2Duo and 2GB DDR2 respectively) are in good working order. So all I'd need is a Socket 775 motherboard, which will cost around £40 (oh, and some thermal paste, but that's like £2 or something). Well within budget.

...when did I get so good at thinking my way around problems? Why aren't I crying and having a panic attack? Go me!

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Date: 2011-03-23 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burningmarl.livejournal.com
Oh god don't know what that means but I hope it turns out alright! I'd hate being without my computer and I only use it for news/pictures/social stuff.

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Date: 2011-03-23 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wrongly-amused.livejournal.com
Out of curiosity, do you guys have something similar to Goodwill/Salvation Army over there? Our Goodwill in America actually has an electronics section, sometimes with computers donated from stores when product becomes outdated. Not saying it's the best, but it would be able to get you through until you got a better one.

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Date: 2011-03-24 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] paulnolan.livejournal.com
I don't think I've ever seen stuff like that in charity shops. :/


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