Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 31st Dec 2012 20:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Last month, I explained why I use generic desktops and laptops running open source software. They're reliable and inexpensive. But this presumes you can fix them. I believe that even those with no hardware training (like me), can identify and fix most hardware problems. To prove it, here's a quick guide. Feel free to add whatever I've missed.
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RE: Drive not spinning
by woegjiub on Mon 31st Dec 2012 23:39 UTC in reply to "Drive not spinning"
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For a Linux alternative, the gnome disk checker which comes with Ubuntu works well.

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