[clug] Any ideas on what to look for to get an old PC running?

Ian Bardsley ifb777 at tpg.com.au
Mon Dec 22 07:24:15 GMT 2008

Don't forget to verify that the power point (GPO) that you are using is 
working properly by plugging in a device that you know works.


Ian Bardsley

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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