10 March 2011 (069): Another computer failure prompted me to open up the machine and poke about inside it for a bit.
The fault this time was simply its reluctance to start. It would flicker on for a fraction of a second before all power was lost.
A quick search suggested perhaps a short circuit or something had become unseated. So I re-bundled the unused power supply cables*, re-made most of the connections and removed a WiFi card which I wasn’t using. Once it was all back together and all the peripherals plugged back in, I was pleased to discover it would start!
Hopefully that’s the end of the problem, although it wouldn’t surprise me if it just cut out now…nope still here 🙂
* A slightly related question – why are all of the cables to a PC power supply fixed to the main unit meaning a plethora of unused cables having to be bundled and tucked out of the way? It would be better if they could be plugged into the unit so that only those absolutely required would remain in the case. The rest could be stored away in the spares box. Much tidier, less likely to have extraneous cables causing problems and better airflow too!
Posted by m0gky on 2011-03-10 20:01:57
Tagged: , 2011 , 365 , Computer Interior , SATA , wires , USB Header
086 / 365 [Project 365]
Under The Hood…
Beneath the user-friendly world of the keyboard, monitor and mouse lies and often hidden world of wonder and beauty… the heart of the machine. Although I built my current rig a number of years ago, it still runs smoothly and without issue given a healthy maintenance and backup schedule. Whilst some will tinker under the hood of their vehicle, changing fluids, checking connections and pressures, replacing belts and plugs, this holds no interest for me… my computer is my everything… it keeps me connected to the world.
Thought it’s interface I live a good chunk of my life… my photography comes to life through the digital darkroom… entertainment from movies and music… education through YouTube and photography blogs… friendship through Flickr and Skype… shopping for sundries and big-ticket items… tedium with bill-payment and troubleshooting… it is often near the centre of my universe be it work or play… and as such keeping it running in good order is as important to me as my other activities that together form a balanced lifestyle.
Posted by Untempered Photography on 2014-05-15 16:18:14
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I had the computer case open today to clean out the dust and add another hard drive, so took the opportunity for some macro photography – with my PC’s guts as the subject.
Posted by smjbk on 2013-04-07 13:16:34
Tagged: , pc , smjbpc , SATA , cable , Gigabyte , computer , hardware
Opened up my PC’s casing to dust it (boy, was it clogged with dust) and to measure if a longer GPU will fit it.
Looks like it’ll be able to fit a 12" GPU!
Posted by Rawbean Laden on 2011-07-14 15:59:40
Tagged: , apad , cpu , pc , msi , mobo , motherboard , p45 , platinum , kingston , ssd , hitachi , hdd , gpu , nvidia , geforce , 9800gt , ide , esata , sata , sigma , 30mm , f/1.4 , 1.4
Posted by Fr3d.org on 2008-12-23 23:21:43
Tagged: , Lian Li , PC-A77 , Computer , Case , HDD , Hard Disk , Hard Drive , Disk Drive , Gigabyte , Motherboard , Intel , Disk Hard , Drive Disk , Quad , CPU , Processor , OCZ , DDR2 , RAM , Memory , ATI , Radeon , 4870 , 4870X2 , 4670 , SATA , Nexus , Fan , PSU , Antec , Quattro