Your assignment is due, but the computer won't boot up so you can't print it off. The email you worked on for two hours mysteriously "vanishes" moments before you are ready to send it. It seems to take hours to start your computer up, where once it took seconds. It scratches, destroys or chews up DVD's....or spits them out again without even playing them!Strange screens pop up when you go on the internet...and when you try to close them they appear again moments later! You look at the monitor and it seems to leer back at you as if part of some secret conspiracy to frustrate and annoy you....and something deep inside you says..
But you don't smash it. You take it to the Computer Shop. They charge you megabucks to repair it, or tell you "It's not worth fixing. Get a new one. Here's something that is ideal for your needs...."
Guess what? Your old computer was ALREADY ideal for your needs! That's why you owned it. If you're not a hard core Gamer you don't need the latest and greatest hardware....which almost becomes obsolete the moment it leaves the store. And if you REALLY KNEW just how easy it would have been to fix your old computer, you would never go to another Computer Store again (actually you might, but just to buy parts to fix or build your own).So, what's this site all about? Firstly, it is designed to give you, the computer novice, a bit more power.It contains some guides to help you fix some of the most common problems that you might encounter with your machine....and they start right from the basics.
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Secondly, it will contain some creative and fun ideas for actually SMASHING the stupid things!! Pictures, action...even movies.
Actual computers will be harmed in the process - and you might save thousands on analyst bills when you try some of them for yourself.
There will also be some links to sites that I find interesting and useful for anyone wanting to solve a computer problem, as well as things of general interest (such as music, art and culture).
I'm not a professional technician. There will be disclaimers so you can't sue me.
And, if all else fails I can help you plan a wonderful, destructive day for you and your beloved.....machine.