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My computer recently broke- a Windows PC that just decided to stop working from time to time. The back of the computer will lose power, and a few times it has blue-screened on me. I got a new computer, but I thought "I'm sure there's something I can do with this one..." With all the tech issues it's having- anyone have a good suggestion? Since we're on that topic, I also have an old laptop. There's no touch screen, the driver for wireless refuses to load onto it, and the screen is way too large to use it for another screen on my main computer. I guess I should also throw in that I have an old Classic iPod (upgraded recently to an iPod Touch), and an old digital camera...would love some suggestions, as I've never really modded anything before.

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