December 30, 2009

ty-PC-l problems

Computers are fascinating. And a headache too.

Call it coincidence or just plain bad luck but I seem to have the most unique hardware/software problems
everytime. Right from my first PC in school, I have faced countless totally weird problems.
I used to bug my cousins for solutions then but I'm doing it all myself now.

Most computer breakdowns occur due to software errors(Operating system crash etc) but a dead PC can also be attributed to hardware faults such as loose cables, improperly seated memory modules, heating issues or worse a dead or 'fried' motherboard.

I remember in class 9, I wiped off the thermal paste under the heatsink of my PC thinking it was grease or
something! The PC still worked fine though coz PIII was a cool runner. Doing that on a modern processor will fry it(safety mechanisms are there though). My PC was so jinxed it used to crash several times in a month. Sometimes the IDE cables died and sometimes windows crashed. I played around with it so much, I felt a little let down when Dad sold it to someone for a meagre 3k! My old too Acer gave up a little over a week ago.



             My first PC in a cardboard case with its innards spilled out!


My cousin who's in class 9 now(like I was in 2001!) brought his PC some days ago- it's not booting up. I checked for the usual culprits: cables, RAM, heatsink assembly and front panel buttons. I rewired the whole thing but still no success. I knew the fault lay in the power supply. I removed the motherboard and tried it on my cabinet and tada! it worked. I'll get a new SMPS this weekend.






the fan spins atlast!

4 comments:

Modern Sport Watches said...

A ceramic combo bowl that fits on almost any type of hookah. Each bowl comes complete with a charcoal screen and integrated wind cover. It protects your charcoal from blowing away in the breeze!

http://www.maharajahookah.com/hookah-accessories/cat_8.html
http://www.maharajahookah.com/hookah-accessories/red-ceramic-hookah-shisha-bowl-wind-cover-huka-screen/prod_131.html

Hookah Bowl With Wind Cover/Screen
Red Ceramic Bowl - Wind Cover

Aziz Siddiqui said...

Oh, wow! I'm getting spam now

Hookah Charcoals said...

Wholesale Belt, wholesale chains, wholesale belt buckles, wholesale leather belts, wholesale fashion rings
wholesale belts
wholesale chain
wholesale buckles
belt leather wholesale
wholesale western belts
hiphop wholesale
wholesale hiphop watches
wholesale rings

fowey said...

Shivam LA Blingicedoutjewelry Offer Great Prices on large selection of Bling Hip Hop Jewelry, Bling Buckles, Belts, Bracelets, Chain,Pendants, Watches & Earrings. Large Selection at wholesale prices.
Wholesale watches
Hip Hop Jewelry
Bling Buckles
Hiphop Watches