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Posted 04 April 2010 - 07:25 PM
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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:41 PM
Thanks MrBruce1959. Sorry for the delay getting back to you, I only have intermittent access to a PC.
I have ordered some sort of anti-static wrist band to wear before opening up the machine. Also considering wearing a white lab coat, safety specs and cotton gloves to complete the look. Just need a machine in the corner of the room that goes ping!
I'll let you know how I get on. Thanks again.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:57 AM
sorry doctor. the patient didn't make it.
oh wait you said the machine goes ping not BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.
yeah give her a good cleaning and if that doesn't work run one ram stick at a time.
Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:26 PM
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:36 PM
Gentlemen, I am indeed typing this post from the machine. It has been resurrected!!! Unfortunately, I was a complete wus and took it to a professional computer repair man.
I had a week off work and I thought an ideal opportunity to sort this baby myself; however, I have two young children who had other ideas about how daddy should spend his time. Also the weather was good, so family time won rather than a week of getting annoyed with my broken pc. Anyway enough shameful excuses...
The computer chap, Graham, did his diagnostics, the fault being the DDR-2 Memory sticks (they appear to have overheated somehow). So these were replaced and computer is back and running. Have installed Speedfan to monitor temperature.
Despite my sense of failure at not doing myself I have two positives. 1. The forum responses gave me a good idea so that i wouldnt get ripped off. 2. Graham was a self confessed geek, and a pleasure to do business with, he really took the time to answer my silly questions about computers.
Thanks for your interest and taking the time to help. All the best.
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