Failed Geek II: return of the non-geek
A sensible friend used a pair of pliers to twist the screw-driver on the screws of my hard drive casing. Simple obvious. Doh!
Hooray, old hard drive removed. New hard drive in place. All I need to do is turn on the laptop and start loading my software!
No. Apparently not.
We turned on the power and nothing appeared to happen. Sensible friend checked out the ‘set-up’ (like a pre-windows OS). It told him that the laptop couldn’t ‘see’ the new hard drive. Now I have 2 hard drives. One possibly broken, one brand new. A laptop that doesn’t ‘see’ either of them but does have some form of set-up pre-windows stuff that works fine in telling people who can ‘read’ it that it cant see either hard drive.
Sigh. What next?
I’m thinking of taking the little tyke down to a computer service center to ask someone for a quote on servicing/fixing it. I just want it to work, I dont want to have to learn how to diagnose problems and stuff. BIG SIGH.