Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:04 PM
Okay. So as some of you may recall, I posted here a couple days ago because I was thinking of adding some more RAM to my system.
Yesterday I decided to go for it --- however, I decided against installing it myself. I know I probably could have done it, but for some reason I always feel much more comfortable letting a professional do things.
Anyway. I carried my hard drive in to a computer store here in town (not the same people I bought the system from). I told them what I wanted done, gave them my name and number and told them to call me when they were done. Then I was browsing through the store looking at different things they have for sale --- software and stuff. (I'm a sucker for all of it).
A few minutes later the tech comes out front, looks around, and comes over when he sees me. "I was hoping you hadn't left", he said. "Wanna come back here for a minute? I have something to show you."
He took me back to where my hard drive lay exposed on a table, and pointed to a spot inside. "Do you see those little heads there?" I nodded. "Well, they're supposed to be flat. As you can see, yours aren't."
Then he says, "I'm going to put this in complete laymen's terms....Your motherboard is totally bleeped."
To make a long story short --- I went in there yesterday to get a $80 memory upgrade and walked out of there today with a $400 repair job.
I can't even name half the stuff he said he had to replace, but it all basically led back to the motherboard. Plus he changed the chipset (it was faulty), upgraded the memory, performed a software check and did a physical cleanout of the hard drive.
Plus, when I went back to retrieve my machine today, he informed me that my CD-ROM/burner is "slowly dying". Well --- that doesn't matter much, since my new DVD drive does all that anyway. But still. My God.
On the upside, my computer is now running much more smoothly and I am VERY pleased with the service I received.
I just thought I'd share my story with you all.
Snoofie : Computer Geek Wannabe
Dell Inspiron 5537
Intel Core i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60 GHz
8.00 GB RAM
Windows 10, 64-bit