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Old 28-07-07, 06:49 PM
pctek pctek is offline
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Diagnosing a hardware problem

This actually happened to me

Question: What would you say to someone who said?:

"In Windows, usually when I'm checking my email, my PC restarts itself"

"Windows won't open video files any more - it just restarts itself"

"My PC gets to the first boot up screen and stops for 20-30 seconds and reboots"

"Sometimes when I press the button at the front it just beeps and I have to turn it off via the socket on the wall but if I leave it a while I can start it normally"

"Sometimes my PC makes a noise like a car engine repeatedly turning over for no reason"

"Do you think I should go to PC World?"

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Answer: Don't go to PC World - Currys do better deals on vacuum cleaners

Never seen so much fluff in one place before - indescribable smell too - yuk


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Old 28-07-07, 06:51 PM
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Cor blimey!

I bet you sufforcated.. feel sorry for the poor thing.
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Old 28-07-07, 06:55 PM
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Somebody needs to hoover their house a bit more
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Old 28-07-07, 07:08 PM
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thats horible

i've seen some bad ones, from various people

but thats just...insane

i've got a mug of dust out of a pc, and i thought it was bad

that kicks my record :|

wow..
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Old 28-07-07, 07:19 PM
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Reminds me of that chip-shop one we saw the other week

My feelings are uncontrollabe... if I had a spare weekend, I`d look forward to getting that sucker working for the user, adding some miscelleneous things like cheap memory and another cheap, but better, gfx card in the process.

God I`m a freak.
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Old 28-07-07, 07:24 PM
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Reminds me of that chip-shop one we saw the other week

My feelings are uncontrollabe... if I had a spare weekend, I`d look forward to getting that sucker working for the user, adding some miscelleneous things like cheap memory and another cheap, but better, gfx card in the process.

God I`m a freak.
LOL that sounds familiar... Someone brought their PC to me for it to be looked at as the PSU had killed the motherboard and hard disk. It was built by a shop, but was built inside a case with a window.

I replaced the PSU, Mobo and Hard disk and not wanting to see that windowed case go to waste, fitted it out with some CCFL lighting and UV spiral wrap
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Old 28-07-07, 07:41 PM
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fitted it out with some CCFL lighting and UV spiral wrap
Such Taste!
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Old 29-07-07, 11:01 AM
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I think some of the replies to this pretty much sum us up on here, we would all want to get it working again, and make it better than it ever was if we could.
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Old 29-07-07, 11:29 AM
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Made me sneeze just looking at it...
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Old 29-07-07, 12:26 PM
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Answer: Don't go to PC World - Currys do better deals on vacuum cleaners
I Dunno put some wheels And a handle on it you got a winner Right there

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