D G Teed
donald.teed at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 15:51:23 UTC 2008
Every system I've seen with his description of the problem, where
the power supply can't even run it's own fan, is having a power supply
problem. Power supplies are very often low quality these days and can't
handle the stresses of typical electrical grid fluctuations. Most people
who deal with hardware have a spare power supply around just for
testing as this is a very common problem. Motherboards typically
do not stop power supply fans when they can't post.
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:35 AM, DAve <dave.list at pixelhammer.com> wrote:
> IMO, experience says the worst thing you can do to a computer is leave
> it sit a year running, and then move it.
> I would get a grounding wrist strap, open the case, remove all cards and
> memory, disconnect all hard drives, clean with a soft brush (never a
> vacuum cleaner), reseat all cards and memory, reconnect all hard drives,
> and then try to restart it.
> Even without a post code announcing a problem, I have fixed many "moved"
> PCs this way.
> Google finally, after 7 years, provided a logo for
> veterans. Thank you Google. What to do with my signature now?
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