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Im an abusive when I try to fix pcs :(

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January 21, 2007 9:07:06 PM

I inherited a 4 year old Compaq laptop from my dad, who got it from his company for free.
Its not a bad pc with a 1.8ghz Pentium 4M, 1gb ram, 40gb hd, a 15 inch SXGA+ 1400x1050 lcd, and a combo drive Compaq Evo N800v, with 2 batteries!

Anyways my dad stopped using it 2 years ago after is developed a corrupted hard drive. I short while ago i realized that i might be able to get it to work by merely replacing the hard drive. Turns out my dad had given away the AC adapter to a co-worker, who lost it. On the bright side, my buddy's 4 year old Dell 8500 laptop's video card developed issues and had to be abandoned, so i could now get a 40gb hard drive for cheap!

Things then went on in this order:
I fool around with the laptop trying to find the HD
After removing all of the screws from the bottom of the laptop to no avail
I realize that the HD can be removed my simply prying open a bay on the side. (It came out very easily)
My dad's co-worker found the adapter and returned it to my dad
I try it out and it work just great.
I then (just to know..) replaced the old HD in its little bay and tried it out.
It works until I try to restart it when it gives me missing file errors.
I then try to remove the HD bay but, suprise! it doesn't budge...
I pry away with a screw driver until I have successfully broken off the plastic bay door.
Even then, with all of my might, i cannot pull the hard drive out with needlenose pliers.

So now im left with a laptop with a broken HD stuck inside
any suggestions, and I mean any would be greatly appreciated

lovely, eh

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January 21, 2007 9:48:30 PM



on the compaq laptops (2800 series?) they have 1 small black screw nbere the hdd bay which you undo, and the hdd tray slides out easily


read the manual before afroteching a laptop
January 21, 2007 9:52:17 PM

This is a joke:

1: Suck up your pride.
2: Buy a bottle of anal lube.
3: Get the laptop ready.
4: Spread the anal lube all over your anus.

I'm so sorry, I couldn't resist.
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January 21, 2007 9:57:56 PM



so random, but probably relevant
January 21, 2007 10:00:19 PM

Well, since the second post just explained the problem, this thread has now been hijacked for the sake of randomness.
January 21, 2007 10:04:50 PM


holy flying chicken feet


"Go anal youself with a retractable baton. Oh, before it snaps off and you die a horrible death due to infection, give me a call and i'll sign your coffin"
January 21, 2007 10:08:42 PM

So what do you think you'll do tonight. I'm going out on the town with some friends before school starts Monday. You?
January 21, 2007 10:10:53 PM


nothing much this week

school starts for me wednesday week (31st)

where are you? US/UK/AUS/HK/CA/CN/TW/JP/NZ/etc etc ?
January 21, 2007 10:11:45 PM

University of Rochester, NY. How come school starts so late for you?
January 21, 2007 10:16:13 PM


baulkham hills high school, nsw, australia

year 10/grade 10/year 11 in new zreland and png/form 9

whatever system of grading you guys use in america
January 21, 2007 10:23:02 PM

No beer for you then, young 'un.

I wonder how long it will be until Wingy finds the words "anal" and "lube" in this thread. He doesn't venture out of the Other much, but I though he would when he saw that.
January 21, 2007 10:23:38 PM

Hey what do you know, it works...

Heck, it was fun while it lasted. Now all I have to do is get the replacement HD from my friend and put it in.

to fix this problem:
God invented duct tape to give us a way to fix our most grievous errors

well there still is'nt any guarantee that it will work.

p.s. i would have read the manual if it came w one
heck we all learn something new every day.
January 21, 2007 10:24:48 PM

Laptop + Duct tape = Kill yourself.
January 21, 2007 10:30:26 PM


duct tape eh

me n 3 other guys were in charge of a production at school. we were sweating our asses our asses off setting up all the sound nd lighting gear, then coupla random dicks came a long and started nicking our stuff so we taped 2 of them to a pillar and left them there for an hour.

there was sooooo much hair/bits of skin stuck to the tape when we un-ripped them free
January 21, 2007 10:30:53 PM

January 21, 2007 10:31:36 PM

January 21, 2007 10:32:13 PM

HAHAHA, well you might as well just throw it against a concrete wall, or use it as a trampoline.

have you tried reinstalling windows???
January 21, 2007 10:32:27 PM


good way to get post count up too
January 21, 2007 10:33:07 PM

or you could blame crappy ie7 for refreshing
January 21, 2007 11:01:32 PM

I'm a Firefox man.

January 21, 2007 11:04:31 PM

(image of foxy laughing as ie logo blows up)

kinda noobish question, but how do you uplaod a pic into the post?
January 21, 2007 11:08:14 PM

I'm a Firefox man.

That's good.
This is better.
January 21, 2007 11:14:31 PM

AARRGGGG!!!! I tried to use that one, but the link was bad. Where did you find it??? :x
January 21, 2007 11:20:44 PM

I love how this image was randomly in the first search page. The internet is the best.
January 22, 2007 1:35:43 AM

haha, ie7 sucks penis,... which version of firefox you usin?
January 22, 2007 10:49:29 AM

Hey, even though you have 3x the # of posts than me I get to teach you something!

I embedded my 1st pic in my original post on this page... and I figured it out all by myself :) 

Go to register, login, upload a pic
Once thats done, It will give you three links for the pic: HTML, URL, and IMG

Notice how in the TH Forumz reply box theres a button for Img between URL and List=, well its the same thing. Just click on the IMG link in your photobucket album and It will give you a notice that its been copied.
You then go to your TH reply page and press Cntrl-V or paste

Thats all there is too it:) 
Goodbye, and Good Luck
January 22, 2007 10:58:06 AM

your never too old to learn something new :D 
January 22, 2007 11:25:03 AM

I second that
January 23, 2007 12:49:08 AM

However, it is entirely possible to be to YOUNG to learn something. (stubborn)
January 24, 2007 6:47:38 PM

<hands the Sponge a cold one>
SPONGE: "Cele, you're underage!"
CELEWIGN: "Drink the damn beer, Sponge, or you'll be soaking in your own blood!"
SPONGE: "You little f****** s***!"
CELEWIGN: "It's on, B****!"

<kung fu ensues, Celewign gets ass-kicked>
January 25, 2007 10:26:00 PM

thanks for the good laughs guys....
January 26, 2007 12:10:22 AM

<Ivdax joins in, doing matrix moves>
SPONGE: "Get away, Ivdax! I've no fight with you!"
<Sponge gets asskicked, falls on top of Celewign's crushed carcass>
<Celewign gets further crushed>