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Rescue The Data From Your Dell PC

DELL INSPIRON 530:

I use a Dell Inspiron 530 that I might have put too much voltage into. There was a red slider on one side of the system, which was half-way open, and so I pushed it shut, thinking it might have been a port or hole where a plug should go. Anyway, as soon as I pushed the slider right over, there was a big bang, and the computer went black. In addition, the breaker which I always use when I am working on a computer tripped, which means that there was too much power passing over the system. I assume that somehow I have increased the voltage, or changed it somehow, and that that has blown up the computer. I am now not able to get onto the system.

DELL INSPIRON 530:

I have an older Dell Inspiron 530, which has not been used for around a month. I had put it to the back of the closet while I was trying to work on another computer that I have. Finally, I got it out of the cupboard, and back into the system. I plugged it in as usual, and found that there was a strange series of beeps, and although the monitor was on, the screen could not display anything. Yesterday, I tried again, and the whole system came on. However, this morning, I found that I could not get anything on the screen again. I have removed all of the cables from the screen, and reconnected them, and I have also tried to clean out the system as much as possible without opening up the tower. I am also noticing that the fans are coming on, but I can’t hear the hard drive, while I know that it was working yesterday.