[clug] Any ideas on what to look for to get an old PC running?
jhock at iinet.net.au
Sun Dec 21 23:16:59 GMT 2008
Thanks for your prompt reply. When I say "nothing" happened. This is
1. No lights,
2. No fan,
3. no noise,
4. No response at all from the computer even when I repeatedly
pressed the power switch (it "clicked" on each press),
5. The monitor came on with a "No signal" message,
6. I swapped the computer power cable with the monitor power cable
and 1-5 above repeated.
I hope that explains what I mean by "nothing". ;--) ( Sorry for the
frivolous mood, I just started my holidays.)
On Mon, 2008-12-22 at 10:08 +1100, Chris Henman wrote:
> When you say "nothing happened" what exactly did NOT happen ? Any
> lights? Any exhaust fan starting ? Any "beeps"; they are usually a
> message, like Morse code.
> Have you tried another power cord ? Monitor OK ?
> How long has it been out of service? Have you checked the CMOS battery
> if it still uses battery CMOS backup? Usually a CR 20xx or something.
> Just a few thoughts I would try.
> Chris Henman
> jhock wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Thanks to Ian (I love this list. It's so helpful) I have a power cord
> > for my old PC (MISI Pentium 4). I have now unpacked it all from storage
> > however, when I switched it on nothing happened. I don't want to spend
> > too much effort on it because I hope to soon get an Eee PC 10 with LINUX
> > (Once they are available in Australia) but I thought that I could use
> > this one as a proxy, print server, game machine for my five year old,
> > wireless modem firewall or something. (I prefer to reuse than recycle.
> > Its more energy saving.)
> > I was wondering if anybody has any advice on how to get it to work. EG.
> > is there likely to be a fuse inside, is there an area which I should
> > "jiggle" when I open it, is there a good spot to bang it like they do on
> > TV (Fonze type thoughts here)? ;--)
> > Thanks in advance for any help.
> > John
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