Story: I was driving to my Mother's for xmas with a brand new (albeit cheap; it's plenty for her) computer. Unfortunately, I got into an accident, and the computer flew from my back seat into my front seat and hit my console/dash board
Problem: After such a tumble, it's pretty likely that the computer is damaged. I plan on booting into an ubuntu live USB later today on it to see if it is damaged. Assuming I can boot and run from the USB what kinds of tests can I run to see if anything is damaged? I opened it up and everything looks fine (i.e. no heatsinks laying at the bottom, everything still connected) but I'd like to be sure so that I'm not stuck trying to troubleshoot her slow computer in a few weeks
The HDD had some data on it, but not a full OS so I don't expect that to boot, thus why I need a live USB to boot.
Things I want to check that are working completely:
- Mother board
- Processor (if it doesn't boot one to all of these three are bad)
There's no graphics card or anything super fancy.