|blow it out! blow it out! wayyy out!
||[21 Feb 2007|06:43pm]
so i bought a can of air and a stack of back-up cd-R's.
i opened up and cleaned my emachine.
it was disgusting and filthy with dust and cat hair.
and i opened my disks and prepared to write out labels...
and then i plugged all the loose, lazy cords in and powered up the beast!
and while the squealing is still there, it has lessened.
i am not having a ping-pong sort of noise, like i have had in the past when my hard-drive has gone bad, so i am hoping the light squeal is just the fan's usual noise that i am not used to because my computer has remained off for about 48 hours.
i have been trying for the last 20 minutes to work on backing up my prized photographs, and written documents, with no luck because the cd-r's the dude at staples sold me only hold 700mb, and most of my photo folders are 10 gb. errrr.
hopefully, the cleaning did the trick.
hopefully, i won't lose all of my files in the night while i'm sleeping.
hopefully, i won't need to figure out how to pull $600+ bucks out of thin air to repurchase a computer to play online and compose crappy work memos on.