|My laptop died recently. Completely, not a sign of life. And I who have told others to back up had files on that hard drive without a recently backup.|
My solution was to buy another laptop, some model, on an online auction. I swapped the hard drive from my old machine into the new one and all was well....
... until I also put the extra memory stick also into the new laptop. Its demise was sudden and complete. Removing said memory stick did no good; it was just dead.
Can a bad memory stick kill a computer?