Alright, I fixed my computer. I can’t tell whether one of my RAM sticks got fried or whether the motherboard slot got fried. If the RAM stick got fried, I lost 1GB of RAM, which I can easily replace by buying a new stick. If the motherboard slot got fried, I’ll have to replace the motherboard. Doesn’t really matter too much. I still have enough RAM to run the computer, though I am noticing a bit of choppiness when viewing videos.
I literally spent five hours cleaning the RAM and trying to figure out what wasn’t working. But now it works, and I am content.
Next post: new ideas for mixing immigration and creative writing. Stay tuned.