howardk at zed.net
Thu Dec 11 12:53:24 EST 2008
Q - did you flip the small switch on the power supply from 220-volts
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 8:40:35 AM, Garth Boyd wrote:
GB> Well my out here is that its actually not my box. Its belongs to a new
GB> neighbour who is new to this town, and this country. I tried to power up
GB> the box and although the mobo looked like it was receiving some
GB> power(led on the mobo, perhaps this was the battery) the power supply
GB> fan was not even turning.
GB> So it never reached POST. So my guess is that the power supply is
GB> damaged or there is an internal cable problem that I do not want to get
GB> I have a problem with replacement, although a cheaper option, not an
GB> environmental one.
GB> I have passed on the trailing edge to them and we shall see what happens.
GB> Any other repair place recommendations welcome.
GB> Andy Civil wrote:
>> Charles MacDonald wrote:
>>> Andy Civil wrote:
>>>> Croombe F. Pensom wrote:
>>>>> I have found The Trailing Edge to be very good and usually quite quick
>>>>> (i.e. just a few days). they have "rescued" me from several drastic
>>>>> failures in the past and the cost is modest.
>>>> I don't really understand what there is to repair - don't you just
>>>> switch out the faulty part?
>>> BUT first you have to find out what it is!
>>> (charles who used to change ICs in Apple ][ Disk Drives)
>> I must admit I was a bit rash to post that, because I forgot about
>> laptops. If you have a faulty laptop, you really need to have it
>> professionally repaired, unless it's just a case of switching one of the
>> modular components. I guess that's why I make a habit of NOT buying
>> I do think that the OP (Garth?) should post his symptoms, so that we can
>> all give him our opinions :-)
>> Common problems:
>> If the real time clock is losing time, replace the battery.
>> If it's crashing after a period of time on, but is OK again the next
>> day, find the fan that's full of dust bunnies.
>> If it's crashing at random, run memtest86 and see if your RAM is faulty.
>> Failing that, examine the motherboard for Capacitor Plague
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague> or failing that, try a
>> new power supply.
>> Obviously, if a particular peripheral is giving trouble, switch it!
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