[SATLUG] computer repair shop or

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Sun Aug 23 20:49:54 CDT 2009


If you havent checked the ram then remove all but 1 stick.  See if you
can get the bios up and then check the mem settings in the bios.  Also
look up your Motherboards manual and check to see if you ram is
appropriate.  Some motherboards are picky about the ram.

todd

On Sun, 2009-08-23 at 20:40 -0500, Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> Hi David..I do have 1 side off to work on it...the only of those things you
> mentioned that I haven't rechecked is the ram.  the clips are in place and
> they look in place but i will chk them to be certain.
> 
> the power on switch in the front powers everything up...the fan for the cpu,
> the fan on the video card all running fine...i would guess perhaps the hd
> isn't engaging but i could be wrong on that..i may just not be hearing it.
> 
> everything seems to be running, but nothing comes on screen.
> 
> the jumper on the hd drive is set to master on a single ide cable pluffed
> into the blue plug on the mobo.  the cd and dvd are on a sepatae dual cable
> and jumpers set to cable select.  tho i don't have them plugged inged in
> with the ps yet.  was going to do that once i had it running...
> 
> LOL on the kilts btw
> 
> that plug from the ps labeled pcie is bugging me tho..i feel it should be
> plugged in someplace but can't find where.  my ps is 20 or 24 pin and i have
> it plugged it as 24.
> 
> c
> 
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 8:24 PM, David Labens <adlabens at swbell.net> wrote:
> 
> > Cheryl,
> >
> > If you are turning it on, and nothing is happening, then something really,
> > REALLY basic is out of kilter (no raisings of the kilts, guys!).  In my own
> > troubleshooting processes, I'd start by looking at the very most basic
> > things.  This may sound a bit too basic, but here is where I start, so as to
> > leave no stone unturned, and to find it at it's most basic level...
> >
> > Before I go through the process, I'd consider the evidence.  If you don't
> > have a drive connected, it should STILL count bytes and show you that there
> > is no boot disk.  If there's no video card, it should beep at you or
> > SOMETHING.  So, I'd start at the VERY beginnings and work my way up from
> > there.  This may seem very far beneath your level of skill, but it's where I
> > go/start, even after 31 years of computer experience, to solve this exact
> > kind of problem.
> >
> > First, IS it really plugged in.  The CPU has a power cord that plugs into
> > the back of the CPU and the electrical outlet on the wall (or surge
> > protector).  Disconnect it from both ends and then reconnect it.  Try to get
> > it to power-up.
> >
> > Next, look at the power supply on the back of the box.  SOME of them have
> > an extra on-off toggle switch that cuts off all power even going to the
> > power supply.  If THAT switch is in the 0 position (off), then the power
> > switch on the front of the box will do nothing.  If there is such a tiny
> > switch on the power supply on the back, turn it on, then off, then on
> > again.  Then power up using the switch on the front of the box.
> >
> > If you're still not getting anything to happen, it's time to dig a bit
> > deeper.  Open up the case so that you have access to the cards & internal
> > components.
> >
> > First, make sure that the big plugs on the motherboard that come from the
> > power supply are connected.  Disconnect them & then reconnect them.  Try the
> > bootup now.
> >
> > Still not working?  Then make sure that the video cable is connected on the
> > back of the box.  Disconnect the video cable, remove the screw holding the
> > video card in place, gently pull out the video card & replace it, then bolt
> > it back in place, then reattach the video cable.  Now try to reboot.
> >
> > Still not working, then check the RAM chips/cards.  Make sure that they are
> > properly seated & clipped into place.  There should be some clips on each
> > end of the memory cards.  They should push toward the card center to have
> > the cards positively attached.  They should push out away from the center of
> > the card, and the card should pop up slightly out of the slot.  If you're
> > getting no bytes counting up at boot up, that may be part of the problem.
> > Push out the clips, remove the cards, then put them back and push the clips
> > back in - do it one-by-one so that you don't get them mixed up (sometimes
> > the chips have to be the same in consecutive slots).  Now try to reboot it.
> >
> > David Labens
> >
> > San Antonio, TX
> >
> > --- On Sun, 8/23/09, Cheryl Holmes <cherylholmes72 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: Cheryl Holmes <cherylholmes72 at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [SATLUG] computer repair shop or
> > To: "The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List" <satlug at satlug.org>
> > Date: Sunday, August 23, 2009, 7:40 PM
> >
> > and I love the config on this new box too!  It's a deam machine for me!  I
> > really want to get it up and going for me here.  I know there's nothing
> > wrong with the equipment, it's alll new.  I bought new IDE cables for it at
> > Altex too...I just can't figure it out ...It would be awesome if someone on
> > list would get 'er going.  I could have smeone bring it to them!
> >
> > thank you again herb for the awesome machine..sooner or later i will get it
> > going...c
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Herb Cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Cheryl Holmes wrote:
> > >
> > >> thanks for the info...not sure what I can do yet, but if it costs too
> > much
> > >> to get thisd one going, I'll have to get one of those cheapy government
> > >> ones
> > >> in a few months...c
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > > Perhaps a solution here would be for someone to pick the box up and take
> > it
> > > to the next meeting and get it tuned for Cheryl. The system she is
> > speaking
> > > of is an ECS-PT890T-A _v1.0A mobo with intel 3.2 775 (this exact CPU
> > holds
> > > the worlds record being overclocked to 8000) it is set on this board at
> > > 200x4, it has 4GB of DDR-2 really fast RAM and an reg IDE 60gig HD, the
> > > graphics is the PCI-express Nivida (8200 I think) and the HD had Ubuntu
> > > 8.04. I installed on that rig before I shipped it to Cheryl. It is
> > > lightening fast and I had a clear as a bell screen. I had it running here
> > > for 3 days and nights and I upgraded the CD install with over 350
> > upgrades,
> > > So it had a burnin working flawlessly.  Her problem is she cannot see and
> > > has something honked. It is a really hot box, Would be a perfect box for
> > > Cheryl.
> > > Herb
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