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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Dec 2 22:33:11 EST 2010


Good reminder!

I have seen those on Dell a few years back.

Will have to open the case and take a look if they are bulging/leaking.

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

> Could be bad capacitors on the motherboard:
> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Capacitor_plague
>
> --Bob.
>
>
>
> On 10-12-02 06:04 PM, L.D. Paniak wrote:
>
>> 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.
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