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If you've made it here, you're probably trying to sell your old computer. Maybe you got a new one and upgraded, it doesn't mean you can't get some money back from your old one!
Remember when youfirst bought your old computer? It probably ran like a champion, there's no reason it can't do it again. Re-imaging is the process of reformatting your hard drive, erasing all of the data including personal records you might not want being seen by anyone but you. Making a computer run like new is great for potential buyers.
Re-imaging is not as hard as many people think, the computer will guide you through the entire process. To re-image your computer, insert the software disc that came with the computer, or an operating system disc you may have upgraded to. Install a clean version of Windows, or Mac OS, and don't set any passwords. Now, the computer is back to its factory settings.
Upgrading the hardware in it probably isn't necessary, and if you go out and buy parts, it probably won't give you a significant payback. Let the buyer worry about that.
List your computer online on your local craigslist or classifieds page; post a phone number so people can contact you right away about your computer. Be detailed in your ad, tell the buyer what it's good for, such as word processing or surfing the web, maybe even graphic design. Load up some software you have lying around that could increase the value, maybe Photoshop or Microsoft Office. Make the computer look good, clean up the vents and get the dust out.
That's it! Don't just leave your computer in a corner to collect dust and eventually be thrown out, put the money from it towards a new computer or back in your pocket!
LOL, just when you need it to work those wireless mouse and keyboards always fail you. I never understood the concept of why have a wireless mouse or keyboard because you have to be sitting right there at the computer to use them. Therefore why not use a dependable wired device?
Maybe the mouse needs replacing or somewhere in the mouse properties you have the pointer locked.
Does this computer have an inturnal network adapter? If it does take yourself to dell's website. (Maybe on a different computer lol) Dell will have the drivers you need on their site install them onto this computer and you will be ready to go
You need to lay your pc down flat and take off the side. Once you do that be sure to touch the casing to ground yourself and start unplugging all the power leads from your cd/dvd drive(s), harddrive(s), etc.. Once you have all the leads unlugged there should be 4 screws on the back of your PC holding the power supply. Take those out and carefully pull the power supply out from the side that is opened.
Think I should read the dates on the posts before i reply, lol:P Oh well maybe it'll help someone else:)
I do not want to alarm you, but you may have overheated your computer. To check, think about where you kept your computer and what was the climate? constantly working in a hotter climate or even having worked on your computer for very long periods of time with out shut down, can cause over heating. If you did not, the fan or sink could have been broken or stopped working properly, there fore, overheating occurs. this wouldn't be your fault because you didn't know it happened. If you know how to take the casing off your computer, do so carefully and make sure to ground yourself. Then plug in the power cords, and turn on the computer, checking to see if the fan circulates. If it doesn't, then you have a fan and harddrive problem.
(Means, you can buy a new computer, yah!)lol (sorry, just trying to put a positive on the negative!)