My computer died today. Well it is over ten years old. So is the spare one (this one) but the spare has been rarely used, other than for video editing and the like. So I swapped the hard disks and I’m back in business.
If I can’t fix the other one I can at least fit both hard disks in this one and maybe pinch the memory chips.
Any Techs out there? What in the name of Satan’s skidmarked underpants does this mean?
‘Chipset heatsink not detected’.
What am I supposed to do about that? A heatsink cannot fail. It is a lump of metal moulded to look like some futuristic techno-angel. No moving parts and no electronics. How can it not be detected and why is a computer even trying to detect it?
Where did it go? Did a specialist heatsink burglar sneak in while I was sleeping, dismantle the computer, steal the heatsink then put everything back as it was before? Including the dust?
As far as I can see, the insides have not been disturbed. They are very, very dusty so I’ll suck that all out with the hoover and retry it. Might just be a loose wire. There are an awful lot of wires.
For now, I do not have a spare computer because I’m using the spare. It is therefore emergency backup night since the spare is just as old as the original and I do not want to have to a) use one of the laptops all the time or b) dust off that PC1512 in the attic.
Tonight then, it’s shut up and back up for me. I haven’t yet filled in my tax refund – er, tax form yet and I do not want to lose all the evidence of skintiness I have amassed.
On another note, I have again been randomly selected for jury service. This helped to flatten my business five years ago because people who want microbiological analysis want it done today. Tell them you can’t do it for two weeks because you might end up on a jury and they go elsewhere. They don’t come back.
Just as I was about to try to revive that business, they have slapped me down again. I think I’ll just give up. They obviously don’t want any tax from me.