|My friend loaned me his computer earlier |
today, because I had some spare parts I'm not
using, and he wanted me to perform upgrades
on it for him. I did all the research online and
found that I have a Pentium III 1.2GHz lying
around which would fit his old Optiplex 110's
socket 370 slot.
Brought his computer back to my house,
plugged it all in, and it worked fine. I backed
up some files, turned it off again, opened off
the case, and dismantled the unique fan/heat
sink setup it had inside. I took out the old
866MHz Pentium III that was installed in it, put
in the new one, and tried to close it all back up
like a routine upgrade. Only to find that the
heatsink had to be clipped onto the processor,
and it would not fit now.
I went and retrieved a heatsink that would fit
from another computer I have and put it in, but
now that wouldn't fit into the big green plastic
case (which sort of fits over the fan and
heatsink and directs the air current.)
I tinkered with it for a while, but no luck.
Finally I decided to put it back together just
the way I found it, and work with it more in the
morning. Put the old processor and heatsink
in, plugged the fan back in, snapped the big
green plastic case on it. But the moment I
plugged the power cord in, the computer came
on. Nothing appeared on the monitor for a few
seconds and I could smell burning, so I
immediately unplugged it again.
This is my friend's only computer and while he
signed a contract agreeing that I'm not liable if
the computer is somehow damaged ... he's
going to be really pissed at me if I can't fix
this. What do I do? HELP!!!