Some friends of someone close to me told her about my blog, and about my references to her... she wasn't happy at all about it, and so I removed its availability from the web. I'm still going to update it though, and keep it private.
I was wrong about the laptop, it had nothing at all to do with 12V. Currently the only verifiable problem is that the (5V) CPU fan (what I was calling the 'main fan' before is actually the CPU fan) isn't working at all. This in turn, I'm assuming, is causing the CPU to overheat very quickly, so nothing else has a chance to start.
I might just get a cheap desktop and plug the laptop's hard drive into it. It's ATA-100, so should plug into a normal IDE cable OK.
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