Tsu-Fan Cheng wrote: > Hi guys, > this is really not about freebsd per sa. But this is the only > computer-related forum I use. so please forgive me. > my desktop was relocated due to my recent moving to a new > apartment. After settling down at the new place, I plug in the cables > and the computer won't start up. I open the case and found out that > when i switched on the power supply from the back, the power fan and > cpu fan will spin for a split second then stop. I tried to debug by > unplugging the cables, when doing so, sometimes the fans will spin for > 10 seconds, maybe, but most of the time, it just stopped right after > the power switched on. I also try to hold down the start button on the > front for a while, but no good. I was told the mother board maybe > short-circuit. can anyone give a second opinion?? thanks!! > > TFC
IMO, experience says the worst thing you can do to a computer is leave it sit a year running, and then move it. I would get a grounding wrist strap, open the case, remove all cards and memory, disconnect all hard drives, clean with a soft brush (never a vacuum cleaner), reseat all cards and memory, reconnect all hard drives, and then try to restart it. Even without a post code announcing a problem, I have fixed many "moved" PCs this way. DAve -- Google finally, after 7 years, provided a logo for veterans. Thank you Google. What to do with my signature now? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"