Don't pay a professional. I'll bet a few of us here can help you diagnose and fix the problem(s) you're having. At least it's worth a try before spending $50/hr (or more) to have someone who's so-so at fixing computers reformat your drives and replace a simple part.Originally posted by elambo
my home made computer failed in a way that I can't figure out. I'll have to take it to a specialist and pay them to troubleshoot the problem.