Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Moving Computer


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 ras60

ras60

  • Members
  • 127 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:50 PM

I am moving, and heard that when you move a computer, there are precautions that should be taken.
I remember something about "setting" the hard drive (?).
What would I have to do?
Thank you.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 Ryan 3000

Ryan 3000

  • Members
  • 834 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryland
  • Local time:12:05 PM

Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:01 PM

No being rough on it... don't drop it on the floor. Besides that, a PC is pretty resilient, all you have to do is unplug it and press the power button to drain any remaining power. Make sure nothing stabs it, crawls into it, you'll be fine.
No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land.

#3 ras60

ras60
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 127 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 14 June 2007 - 05:14 PM

I appreciate your help.
I didn't know if there was something about fastening the hard drive or things like that.

Edited by ras60, 14 June 2007 - 05:14 PM.


#4 DJBPace07

DJBPace07

  • BC Advisor
  • 4,869 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 14 June 2007 - 05:37 PM

Also, if you have to tip the computer on it's side, make sure the motherboard is parallel with the ground. That way, if the computer is jolted or, if you're in a car and go over a pothole or some kind of bump, the CPU, expansion boards, etc. will go back down into the motherboard and not pulled off the board.

3939.png

 


#5 ras60

ras60
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 127 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:11:05 AM

Posted 14 June 2007 - 10:09 PM

Also, if you have to tip the computer on it's side, make sure the motherboard is parallel with the ground. That way, if the computer is jolted or, if you're in a car and go over a pothole or some kind of bump, the CPU, expansion boards, etc. will go back down into the motherboard and not pulled off the board.




Thanks very much. :thumbsup:

#6 oldf@rt

oldf@rt

  • Members
  • 2,609 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Avondale, Arizona USA
  • Local time:09:05 AM

Posted 14 June 2007 - 11:10 PM

I am moving, and heard that when you move a computer, there are precautions that should be taken.
I remember something about "setting" the hard drive (?).
What would I have to do?
Thank you.



This used to be called parking the hard drive heads. all the new drives autopark the heads when turned off. I still have two old MFM hdds in an IBM PS2 Model 8580 that you must exit WFW 311, cd\BIN\
and then type park, hit enter, type Y, and enter once more.

Edited by oldf@rt, 14 June 2007 - 11:13 PM.

The name says it all -- 59 and holding permanently

**WARNING** Links I provide might cause brain damage




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users