[sclug] OT: hardware issue

bjorn grohmann zzbjorn at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 15:20:59 UTC 2008

On 10/01/2008, Jason Rivers <jason.rivers at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would also suspect the PSU.
> you can pick them up pretty cheeply (www.ebuyer.com) I wouldn't use the
> cheep mark ones all the time, but they're OK for quick testing and it's not
> throwing away alot of cash. unless you want a better PSU for the system you
> end up with anyway, then I'd expect paying around ?50 for a good one,
> depends how much power you're going to put through it.
> if you pull the memory, do you get system beeps (both with GFX in and out?
> (3 beeps all same length - can't remember if they're long or short.) i think
> no GFX card is 1 long beep followed by 2 short. don't hold me to that
> though, it also changes slightly between BIOS's.
> Jason.
> On Jan 10, 2008 1:47 PM, Andy Hayward <ach at buteo.org> wrote:
> > On 10/01/2008, Darren Davison <darren at davisononline.org> wrote:
> > > The only thing I can think of now is some fault with the PSU - supplying
> > > incorrect voltage/power, or a dodgy power cable from the PSU to the
> > > board.  Am I likely to be in the ballpark?  I just can't think of
> > > anything logical that explains all of the above symptoms and I'm getting
> > > a bit hacked off at replacing expensive components without better
> > > confidence that it's likely to fix it.
> >
> > How old is the machine? Any older than a couple of years and I would
> > definitely suspect the PSU.
> >
> > Does the machine work 'better' (for some values of 'better') if you
> > leave it off for a day or so?
> >
> > -- ach
> >

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Regards Bjorn.

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