||[Feb. 27th, 2013|11:02 am]
Aegis J. Hyena
Alright, I'm getting no response or blank expressions anywhere I turn, so it's time for a LJ post.|
My computer is on the verge of perishing. I think there's a short in the motherboard. The mouse locks up and there is a low buzzing drone in my headphones. Not white noise like a radio, but a flat, low monotone buzz. This buzz doesn't go away until I reboot and even then it persists even after log off to the "shutting down" screen. I unplug the mouse and plug it back in, it has still "failed". I plug it in a different port, fail. I plug it in the back of the tower, fail. Oftentimes I hear the "device disconnect" sound effect happen, even though the mouse continues to work (for the moment).
I thought it was a short in my headphones as they're falling apart, but I see the signal in said phones flickering whenever this buzz is going on. I unplug the headphones, no fix. I plug headphones back in, "device not installed" error yet I can hear the buzz. I use my computer without sound or headphones, no fix (the mouse still locks intermittantly and once it fails it remains dead).
Diagnostics report everything OK, mouse working correctly, etc etc etc, which of course is just it lying through its 0s and 1s, but I've learned to expect nothing but shit from A) Best Buy and B) Microsoft.
Secondly, I can hear the hard drive spinning and clicking, which is a sure sign of it being on its last legs. Sounds like a phonograph with the needle scratching. So even if it weren't this mouse fail, the hard drive is perishing and my track record with installing new hard drives on old computers is 0 for 7 now (something has always gone wrong).
Does anyone, ANYONE, out there know of someplace I can drop about 2 gigs of stuff (as a single file) as storage/backups for free? I have some things on this machine that I CANNOT afford to lose (no, I'm not giving it to other people for safe keeping, I want a storage site, because reasons). I know I sent you an LJ message asking for help, Wolf, but I know you're busy and your home life is coming apart, so no surprise that I got no response.
ETA: Oh, lovely. Now it's doing it at the windows login screen too. *number of reboots has increased to 45 in 20 minutes*