DisjointedImages Computer Fix

My desktop computer crashed - and I need a full system replacement and hard drive recovery to get back to making awesome artwork!
Melanie Castle
Detroit, Michigan
United States
1 Team Member

Hi, I'm Melanie, and I run DisjointedImages.

Now, most folks know me as the button person at various Anime Conventions - I sell pre-made designs but will do on-the-spot anything you want commissions and press it into a button while you wait.

I have over 100 unique buttons, all designed on the computer personally. I also offer to take cosplay photos and turn them into buttons as an easy souvenir. When I'm not at a convention however, I do button sales through my website, and am a professional photographer; landscape, fine art, and portrait/special event work.

Both of these businesses rely heavily on a good computer system, one I used to have....

Earlier this year, my main desktop computer had a massive hardware failure, and after some testing, it appears that the main hard drive was affected as well. While I do have some backups, I was actually in the process of doing a bi-annual data transfer, meaning everything is locked up either on one bad drive, or one drive I cannot get to for fear of corrupting it. While I'm not able to recover the main hard drive myself, I have confirmed that it should be restorable by a professional company.

This is where I'm turning to you for help. I am hoping that you guys can help me get my system back up and running so I can continue providing awesome artwork and photography.

In exchange for your support, I've got something to give back to you. You'll see each of the donation tiers have a perk. I do basic to intermediate photo repair and restoration as well as minor photo retouching (blemish removal, color correction, etc), examples of which are in my video. Most perks to be delivered sometime after January, when I have had time to rebuild the computer and set up my workstation again.

Remember, even if you can't donate financially, you are still helping by using the links to share this page with everyone you know!

If you have any questions, just email me and I'd be happy to discuss!

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  • $1USD
    Give A Little Back

    You help me, I help you! I'll follow you on Twitter, 'Like' your page on Facebook and any other social networks I'm part of. Then, the supporter who helps bring in the most contributors by signing into Indiegogo and SHARING this campaign will get a bonus perk (TBD).

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    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $10USD
    Custom Buttons

    10 custom buttons of your choosing! Anything you want on a button - shipped to you direct. Buttons are 1.25" in size.

    1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $15USD
    Photo Ornament

    This is a custom ornament in a 2.25 inch button with a flat back and a ribbon hanger. You send me a photo, it is professionally printed and pressed with your choice of red or green ribbon. See my site for details: http://www.disjointedimages.com/buttons *If you contribute early enough, I will do my best to ship in time for Christmas

    0 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $25USD
    Online Advertising

    I will place an ad of your design prominently on my website and blog for one month; as well as tweet, FB, and G+ mention you.

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $25USD
    Photo Correction

    This is for up to 5 photos - minor corrections such as blemishes, color fixing, cropping etc. OR Up to 3 photos with all of the edits of the corrections above plus: Repairing cracks, tears, stains, discoloration, and other wearing from age on older photos as exampled in my video. This is for up to 5 photos - minor corrections such as blemishes, color fixing, cropping etc. Files are delivered digitally.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $25USD
    Signed Print

    An 12x18 photograph of your choice, printed and signed, from my gallery: http://disjointedimages.smugmug.com/

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $50USD
    Custom Photo Slideshow

    Get your photos put together in a professional slideshow with music. This is normally reserved for my event customers as an added package item. Makes an amazing gift. Video will also be hosted on my site so you can easily share it with friends and family. See here for an example: https://vimeo.com/51185260

    0 out of 10 claimed

    Estimated delivery: February 2013
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