Hey All, I’m hoping someone can help me or give me some advice… I moved into a new place a few months ago and was moving my computer to my new desk. I picked it up and, unfortunately, held it sideways… I’ve learned that’s not a good idea:o.
When I plugged everything in, there was a buzzing static sound or sparking sound and then a small amount of smoke out the back!
I quickly unplugged it and blew it out… I then opened it up and blew it out a bit more, then plugged it back in… Again, Sparks, Smoke and I unplugged it! I figured dust got into somthing it shouldn’t have. So, I figured I fried the power source and ordered a new one. I put it in… and nothing!
I called a friend that knows slightly more than I do about computers and he came over with his external drive. We took the HD out of my tower and he tried to hook it to his external and Nothing! No device found and it didn’t even spin.
I have no idea what to do next. Everything I’ve read states Recovery companies are very expensive! I even called Geek Squad and they stated they’d have to send it out to be recovered with a cost between $600 and $2000!!!
I have 10 years of family photos and work docs.
No, the computer is not that old… I transfered all this stuff on to this computer only about a year ago. It’s a fairly new computer. Unfortunately, I don’t have the back up anymore! I wiped my old computer and gave it to a family member.
I kept saying I was going to buy a back up drive after I moved into the new place … Oh well.
So, Any one have any ideas or suggestions?