A horrid mess HP pavilion 8562

March 27, 2009 at 16:00:45
Specs: Windows xp
My computer stopped working I called who I thought was a friend to help, He unhooked all the wires in my computer and took out the fan on the back, then hit on me. left my computer half wired, I need so much help.

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March 27, 2009 at 16:36:19
Firtst of all describe what happened when, and before, your computer stopped working.

Do you have all the parts, or did your supposed friend take anything with him?

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March 27, 2009 at 18:32:14
It was very slow took about half and hour to load items, I clean cookies history did scan so on, all I wanted him to do was a clean boot. none of the wires are hooked up and I don't know where they go, also the box in the back of the computer with the wires. I have all items.

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March 27, 2009 at 21:21:26
Is your computer a brand name like a Dell, compaq, IBM, etc? If so, what's the model? If it's something generic look on the motherboard for a model number. Maybe we can get some info on it.

"The box in the back" is probably the power supply. There's going to be one large connector with 20 wires. That provides power to the motherboard. There's only one place it fits and only one way it fits. There's going to be several 4-wire connectors. Those go to the drives--hard drive and cdrom. They only fit on one way also. If you have a floppy drive it too takes a 4-wire connection but it's going to be smaller. There will probably be more 4-wire connections than drives so some will be unused.

Post back info on the system or motherboard and we can see what other connections it may need.

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