Please computer, don't leave me!
June 30, 2014 4:14 PM Subscribe
My computer is suddenly dead. How can I resurrect him? He refuses to even turn on.
posted by silverstatue to Computers & Internet (19 answers total)
Last night I used my computer and it was fine. This morning I used my computer and it was fine. Tonight I tried to use it and it won't even turn on.
I didn't do anything weird or sketchy with it so I don't think its a virus or anything. Maybe something burned out?
Its a 5 year old Dell Inspiron 518 desktop. Up until now, its been a lovely little computer. My last Dell lasted me 11 years. I need to at least get this one to turn on once more so I can back stuff up!
Any advice/walkthru repairs would be greatly appreciated. I know nothing about computers so if you say something like "rewire the power source", that's.....not something I know how to do. Also my only internet connection right now is my phone so its hard to look up diagrams and such. Pretend you're talking to your 90 year old grandma who never saw a computer before.
Help! I really can't afford to bring this to a tech person to fix.