My friend's computer was doing updates and it froze. He left it for 24 hours and it was frozen on a windows update. He finally killed the power and turned the computer back on, and nothing. The power light comes on, but no beeping, no fan, no monitor. I loaned him my kids' comp cos he's unemployed and needs a comp to network, but they need it back, so I'm trying to help him figure out what's wrong. Any suggestions? I didn't tell him to take it to a professional because he has no income and can't. I'm wonding if this is a lost cause and should he just scrap it?
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In a case like this, if the budget is tight you have two options. Have someone that has extra parts to help you troubleshoot, or just scrap it.
In this case, I think that the computer freezing and no longer working was coincidential. While an update can fail and cause …
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