hardware problem

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.
>  DAve
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