[kwlug-disc] Troubleshooting and Fixing a PC locally?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Thu Dec 2 18:04:29 EST 2010


Try a new power supply.

On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 17:28 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> I have a slightly off topic question.
> 
> One of the test servers I use has died (symptoms below). The other 
> two I have will make do until I have this one fixed. The data on it is
> not
> crucial by the way.
> 
> The server is actually an Acer quad core desktop.
> 
> The symptoms vary from having nothing on the monitor, to booting
> hanging 
> at "scanning for USB devices" (before trying to read the disk), to
> booting and 
> working well only to hang up suddenly after a few minutes.
> 
> So it could be a mother board issue, not a disk drive.
> 
> This PC is out of warranty, so sending it to Acer themselves is not 
> a viable option.
> 
> My question is can anyone recommend some competent and reputable
> local 
> outfit that would  troubleshoot and fix this PC at a reasonable
> price? 
> Knowledge of Linux may help (so that they don't mistake it for a
> software
> issue), but not required.
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> 2bits.com, Inc.
> http://2bits.com
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