yeah t0nee i think thats what im going to have to do
Â£35 an hour!!! Always amazes me that they can charge that (you should see the prices listed at PC World just for reinstalling an OS!).
Rather do it meself
pc world refused to look at my pc when i was having problems with xp before. they said they dont sell this model so they cant fix it. useless!
The way they advertise it, I thought they’d look at any PC for the right price!
They are useless though, you’re right there. Money grabbing too, I couldn’t in good faith charge those prices for working on someone’s PC
people must pay that tho if thats what theyre charging. be a good business to get into charge half of what everyone else is
Hehe, yeah I’d do that myself, but people wanting work done with their PCs comes in fits and spurts - one minute, like me at the moment, you’ll have 3 PCs to work on, the next, dead quiet.
Getting back on topic, here’s an idea: do you have a small independent PC shop near to you? Sometimes they do repairs and don’t charge the earth for it. I have such a place fairly near me (few miles), and thought it was worth asking.
id pay you if you could find a way to get inside mine. it would be cheaper than if i were to kick it about the house then go and buy a new 1
Hehe, whereabouts in the UK are you from? I’m guessing you’re from the UK
That really is odd that there seems to be no way to open the case though. Might be worth doing as t0nee1 suggested and finding a tool that’ll open it.
yeah ive been looking on internet and i saw a set of 100 which look like the right shape for 10Â£.
i live in south wales!
Excellent! Â£10 isn’t bad considering you’d be able to open up your case whenever you need to (to upgrade as well should you want to in future)
South Wales, not too far from me (I’m from Bristol)…still a bit far to travel for a PC check though, Â£10 is a better investment
haha yeah i think ill buy the tool kit. theyll probably have something in b&q or somewhere!
i just tried making a dvd file again, but left everest open so i could see the temps, i stopped it when the temp got up to 90 so i think i need to get this fixed asap
The temp reached 90 under load? Ouch, that’ll definitely be why it’s acting up then …I think my old P4 hit 90 once, the heatsink and CPU fan were broken, and it locked up literally just after I loaded Windows.
Yep, I’d order that toolkit as soon as
ive just noticed when i turn on my pc after all that stuff about the system comes up just before windows loads i get a black screen with a white loading bar at the bottom of the screen. ive never noticed that before all the problems started. is that normal and am i just talking nonsense now? help i cant stop typing!
I could be wrong, but I think that’s Windows checking the HDD because it was shut down wrong.
Someone else might want to confirm that though, it hasn’t happened to me for years
You need either a clutch head or torq head screwdriver to open the case. The manual will show it. A clutch head screw has a hole shaped like a figure 8. A torq head is a hole shaped like a six sided star.
its the same shape as an alan key. like a hexagon with a circle in the middle. theyre really small aswell. i guess a star shaped screwdriver would do the trick tho. can you buy them in any tool shop?