A friend of mine has a computer problem, according to her something to do with a software error and is unable to access the HDD, encountering a black screen. She brought it over and I looked inside the case, which was very dirty. I cleaned it with canned air, waited a few minutes and then, since she didn't bring her power cord for her tower, I used a power cord from my old computer. When I plugged it in nothing worked, except a blinking CR3J1 light and a faint clicking sound. This continued for a couple minutes even after I disconnected the cord. I also tried taking her HDD and hooking it up to my PC, but perhaps because my copy of XP (she uses XP as well) is OEM and only built for one motherboard, my PC wouldn't read her HDD. It recognized it in BIOS but upon booting XP it took me to a scan screen and verified all segments on her HDD as unreadable. When I tried searching the drive it asked me to format disk, which I obviously didn't want to do.
My main concern is the blinking CR3J1 light. Was it because I tried using a foreign power cord or is something else wrong?
Thank you for any help.
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