How does one recover from this?

Date: 2013-02-24 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I have a Samsung Chronos that just randomly died recently. I had destroyed my Fedora 17 install for the second time, but that's not relevant. I got a Fedora 18 disc to install from. Then, as I was installing it, it yelled about a hardware issue, and went into the world-famous kernel panic. I assumed it was a fluke, and it rebooted again. The same thing happened, and it never came back after this. After it died, the CD was stuck in the drive, so I figured that was the problem, but I'm guessing this is what caused it. I surgically removed the CD, and nothing happened. It doesn't show boot or anything, and I'm unable to use my laptop. Oh, well. At least I now know not to pay for this again. I had some pretty interesting programming on the drive, and I was hoping to recover it, so has anyone found any way to recover from this apart from telling Samsung to fix it? I think I might have voided my warranty by messing with the hardware.
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