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Can't figure out what happened to my old Lenovo computer.


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#1 Silvix

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 03:47 AM

Today, I decided to try my hand at taking apart computers and such. I deconstructed an old computer I had for a long while, just to see what it had in it. I took the ram, processor, and other junk out of it. Then I looked into my mothers old Lenovo computer and noticed there was 2 ram pieces missing. Bingo! I thought. I just so happen to have some! There were a few wires in the way, (the inside was extremely messy with the cords) which a few I unplugged, and snapped the ram in.

The problem now is, I boot up the computer and there's a drive error. There's this one cord that I left unplugged and don't know where to plug it back in. I think I've looked everywhere!

Considering I'm new at this, I figured I'd come to a computer forum for help. The computers name isn't clearly listed on the front of the dang thing, it just says "Lenevo" and below it, what looks to be Olympic rings and the words "Worldwide Partner". I've tried Googling images by its name, so I can have a reference, but nothing shows up. I've snapped a few pictures of the PC (Linked them instead of just posting cause they're rather large).

http://i.imgur.com/xmywLGu.jpg - The cord "P9" that I unplugged.

http://i.imgur.com/ref9MaL.jpg - Computer drive (I think?).

http://i.imgur.com/oTbEjdv.jpg - The stupid name of the PC.

http://i.imgur.com/y3ADGtn.jpg - The entire PC its self.

http://i.imgur.com/w51jtpH.jpg - A front view of the cord unplugged.

 

Any help would be much appreciated. Who knows, maybe I missed something obvious, I'm really tired.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:45 PM

The P9 is a floppy disk drive power plug.

 

The second picture is of a SATA Hard Disk Drive (hdd).

 

There should be a sticker somewhere on the external surface of the case.  This should include the model number.


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 06:19 PM

Did your mothers old Lenovo computer run ok before you checked out the insides?



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 09:31 PM

Time to call in some one who knows what they're attempting and what to check first.  Each system board has a spead limit and size limit to each socket and array of memory sockets.  Some are very picky about what sizes fit where and in what order if not all the same size.  The drive error seems caused by having unplugged one or more and didn't get them reconnected properly.  Getting that sorted out, hopefully will reveal no more errors.



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:26 AM

Yes, my mothers computer worked fine before working on it. We've decided that the best way of fixing the problem, like mjd said, is to get someone who knows what they're doing. She luckily has a laptop she can use for the time being, so we're taking it in to a professional to see if they can fix the problem.

 

Thanks for the help guys! :D






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