Far too long ago, my computer died. Since then I have had it improperly repaired to the point of still being inoperable. It's been rough. I have a ton of files and references that are currently trapped on the old hard drive and working on loaner computers has made a serious dent in my productivity. Fortunately a friend of mine has graciously offered to revamp and upgrade the beast. I gave him everything I had a few days ago and he just sent me a pic of the computer in it's current state. Warning: Graphic computer innards ahead.
He assures me that the computer is salvageable, and should be better than ever in no time. Can't wait!