Re: odd problem
- From: matty <matty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 03:51:27 GMT
"Jan Alter" <bearpuf@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Strange as it sounds it might be the PS. Can you substitute one in?
Doesn't sound strange to me. What makes me wonder though is, it sounds
many things. And the OP mentioned he shut down the PC for "routine stuff"
and that he modified the momentary contact power switch.
The routine stuff was restarting after a windows update and I accidently hit
shutdown instead or restart. I put in the new power switch 2 weeks ago and
it worked fine until now. It is not the first time I have to wire or
rewire something on this system. There is not a part that is less than 2
years old, and all of them are salvage parts.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was a bad power supply, but I suspect it is
probably related to whatever the OP meant by "routine stuff" that he shut
down the PC for. Or, it could be the modified power switch is working a
too well. :)
The modified switch will still turn the pc on, then I have to turn the
switch to off as it shuts off on its own. The PSU is not the problem I
have swapped it out with 2 others of similarer wattage. I have also booted
the system with no drives, and only onboard vid/audio support. As far as
the OS is concerned, sorry to do this but IT IS NOT A OS PROBLEM. It will
not go to post, it spins up the fans, hard drives, and case lights. All
the wires are attached, I have checked and rechecked all the jumpers and
connections. I have checked the CPU and heatsink/fan combo as well as the
RAM and have reseated them as well. I have an Aero fan controller with
temp settings and all my temps were fine. My CPU was at around 85 the
drives, were about the same and the case was at about 70.
Many people who have problems with their PC will INSIST at the top of
their lungs that they didn't do ANYTHING and that the PC just started
acting up. If you ask enough questions, eventually it will come out that
they recently installed this new game that they found (FREE!!!) on some
web site that they
found in SPAM e-mail. Or, they thought the inside of their case was a bit
dirty, so they VACUUMED it out. So they didn't really do ANYTHING to the
computer, they just cleaned it up a bit (with kilovolts of static
electricity, ha ha)
I agree with what you are saying, I have done tech support before but the
only thing I recently did before the last shutdown was to update the
drivers for my wireless remote. I already checked out the drivers on an
almost identical computer and they are fine.
The frustrating thing about these problems is, the individual user ALMOSTI agree whole-hardly, that is why I need your help :). I will stake all my
ALWAYS knows what is wrong with the computer. But, they usually don't
that they know. And when you ask normal questions trying to determine
what they did, they get all defensive, making it harder to get to the root
of the problem. ("I didn't do ANYTHING") -Dave
knowledge that it is hardware, not software though.
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