My Dell Desktop has been with me since summer 2005. It saw me through my college years - Walker 7, Kappa and now to my married life. The hard drive crashed in 2008 thanks to a vicious lightening storm in Norman. I have invested in a UPS (uninterrupted power supply) and external hard drive (to back up my precious pictures and music).
Now, when I try to turn my computer on - the power button flashes amber, which leads me to believe its the power supply. Tonight, it went under.
The power supply is located in the top right corner. The copper belt is in the way.
It has a small collection of dust, which my swiffer swiffered away (gently). Without going to much further, I told myself "Kayla, you do not know the infrastructure of a computer that well to take it apart and attempt to diagnosis this problem". Within minutes, I called the geek squad. Best Buy is literally down the street from me, so I will most likely go there tomorrow.
So much for the diagnosis.