Dec 06, 2020Open Wide

Open Wide – Attempting to resurrect my ailing PC with one of Ginger’s dental tools (she uses them for sculpting and texturing). Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved

Here I am attempting to resurrect my ailing PC with one of Ginger’s dental tools (she uses them for sculpting and texturing). I thought the machine’s problem was with the CPU or GPU overheating, and the dental tools are great for removing fluff from the heat sinks. I managed to get it going for about half an hour, and then it died again. Short of replacing the Graphics card or motherboard (I suspect it’s the graphics card that’s failed), I don’t think there’s much hope for it.

“It’s dead, Jim!”

The machine is around nine years old, and apart from an additional hard drive, it hasn’t had any upgrades in that time. So, I am now a lot lighter in the bank account. As my monitor, which is also around nine years old, has been playing up recently, I bought a replacement monitor too. Mucho $$$. I managed to get $300 off the monitor’s price, which makes me feel a little better about all the expenses.

Needless to say, without my computer, I’m a bit stuck on processing my outstanding pictures until the hard drive caddy I just ordered arrives (more $$$). Then I’ll be able to extract the 2TB data drive from the dead machine, and hook it up to a laptop. Not exactly what I had planned for the day.

Copyright © 2020 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

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