OT: dead box

Al Plant noc at hdk5.net
Sun Mar 21 22:59:21 UTC 2010

Alejandro Imass wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 6:11 AM, Frank Shute <frank at shute.org.uk> wrote:
>> Sorry if this is a bit off-topic.
>> I came in the other day to find my workstation powered off. Hitting
>> the power on button had no effect as did using another known working
>> outlet. I checked all the cables and they seem attached.
>> I thought my power supply must have died so I got another, screwed it
>> in and again no joy - no sign of life.
>> Anybody got any ideas what the problem may be? I'm thinking possibly
>> the power on switch but that seems a long shot and there seems no easy
>> way to replace it.
> I had this happen recently (BTW it was FBSD server ;-) )! I took
> _everything_ appart, and then assembled it little by little checking
> at each step. Incredibly it just workd after reseating the CPU, RAM,
> and re-connecting every single component. Also, I swapped components
> with a similar machine for testing which will help you test the
> components on a known-working machine.
> Good luck,
> Alejandro Imass
>> My hardware:
>> Antec Sonata case.
>> Gigabyte board.
>> Core 2 duo
>> TIA,
>> Regards,
>> --


Like Alejandro did two weeks ago I replaced a mobo that acted the same 
way. I took the old board apart one device at a time and it remained 
dead until I removed the CPU and and reseated it and up she came.

This desktop is in an un-airconditioned house here in Hawaii and we get 
cool nights in the Winter months and warm days. Components walk out of 
the sockets I think from the temperature changes and corrosion from the 
tropic air.

You may want to see if this is the problem.

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