March 2012 – my poor laptop’s hard disk passed away (two weeks after its warranty expired)…
For a good while, my laptop did not turn on… But I kept pushing the button from time to time anyway. It was to no avail… Until one day, when it finally turned on. It didn’t recognize the hard disk, though. But that didn’t stop me from trying some more. And it eventually paid off! Though it did not boot the operating system, it recognized the hard disk.
And then, one day, it happened! After almost 5 months, my laptop came back to live!
Now my only concern is that it will try to eat my brain :\