Monday, April 07, 2008

Dead computer

Our computer died yesterday so things will be quiet from the Greenhouse for a while. We're trying not to think about all the unsaved treasure on it...

11 comments:

Nic said...

Oh no :( Hope you get back online soon

Gill said...

Fingers crossed for you! Tom can usually retrieve info from 'dead' hard drives - do you know anyone there who might be able to?

Dani said...

We've sent it back to the manufacturers (Ergo), who have a very good support service. I've said it's a priority for us to retrieve what's on the hard disk if they can. Hope they can sort it out for a reasonable price.

Liza said...

Argh nightmare!
In my experience sending pcs back results in them wiping everything off the hard drive and then sending it back still not working.
hope you get it fixed and get back everything important on there.

Anonymous said...

Oh *gulp*.

No offense meant to Liza but ignore what she said..lets do positivititily willing this poorly poota of yours to come home again with all the loveliness intact.

Makes me want to make back up copies on discs of everything..if only I knew how.

EF x

Liza said...

hey i said hope they get everything back - that was me being positive! :lol:

no offence taken - i just meant, been there and understand the pain.

sending puter healing vibes {{}}

Dani said...

They phoned today. They've had a look at it already (told you they were good) and they said the hard disk should be OK but the mainboard is broken.

I don't really know what that means, but the guy said it would cost about £350 to fix it, and he thought it might not be worth it, for such an old machine.

We are considering getting a new one, with more RAM, better graphics etc. But need to see how much money we have first.

Good news is that they will send us back our old hard disk whatever we decide, and he told me you can get a 'caddy' which means we can connect it to the new computer like an external drive, and copy over all our precious data.

We are so stupid about backing up - you'd think we would have learned our lesson when our last computer got stolen in a burglary, complete with loads of unbacked-up photos, financial records etc etc.

Thanks for all the vibes, anyway!

Liza said...

that's great news! you can pick up a caddy very cheaply (i recommend ebuyer dot com for all computer related purchases!) and an external hard drive is in my opinion the best way to back up everything, sooo much better than putting stuff on discs which can get lost/scratched.

Lucy said...

I have a broken computer sat in our bedroom which I won't let dh tip because I'm convinced one day I'll have the know how to get our pictures off. Maybe we could go halves on a caddy (whatever that is) and share it?

Our worst loss was our last holiday pre-children.

Wobblymoo said...

When you do get a new computer, get an external drive too, more than worth it for peace of mind. I've rather stupidly been caught out twice too, so never again

Elle said...

We never seem to learn our lesson here! We've had two broken 'puters in two years and both times we hadn't bothered to back up our most treasured thing - the photos. We lost two years worth when P's 'puter broke just a few months ago. Elle