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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:38 AM

On laptop now.  Came in to check GTT posts, and when I hit a key to "wake" my PC, the fans all came on & won't go off as they normally do right after awakening.  No signal at all to the monitor.   :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 10:47 AM

What happens when if you try and cold reboot?



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:06 AM

What happens when if you try and cold reboot?

 

The fans immediately come on, I can hear the HD spinning up, but not a thing to the monitor.  Fan stays running full time.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Do what I did, buy a new one and then spend all your time cursing and shouting at windows 8  :wallbanging:


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 11:16 AM

I found a help spot using the laptop that said unplug my pc, then hold the power button down for 30 seconds to clear all residual power in components.  Well....it worked!  I plugged it back in & I'm on the pc now.  I figure it's on a downhill slide & will do it again, but oh well.  Gotta get back to work now anyway.  

  BTW, yesterday I noticed little white lines flashing in & out of the screen for a while.  I'm afraid it's a motherboard thing, as the display card is built in.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 02:19 PM

If you have a PCI or PCI express (this being the best) you can by just a card and install it plus the driver (comes with the card) and keep right on trucking.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 02:29 PM

If you have a PCI or PCI express (this being the best) you can by just a card and install it plus the driver (comes with the card) and keep right on trucking.

 

I'll check that out.  But it's the fans running full tilt that makes me wonder.  I just came in & it woke up just fine, fans on slow.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 03:33 PM

Sounds like something is getting hotter than it wants to or a temperature sensor isn't reading correct.

 

Was there not some games consoles and computers that 'Broke' and all they needed was some fresh thermal compound between the processor and heat sink


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:01 PM

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of the computer?  Dust is a great insulator and one of the main causes for electronic failure.



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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:02 PM

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of the computer?  Dust is a great insulator and one of the main causes for electronic failure.

 

Clean as a new whistle.  When I repaired it just recently, she got an immaculate cleaning.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 05:11 PM

Then I wouldn't worry to much about it.


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Posted April 02, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Make a live ubuntu usb stick. Then at boot up try using the LIVE USB as the drive. If problems go away its the OS. Seen it on my windows laptops.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 09:20 AM

Make a live ubuntu usb stick. Then at boot up try using the LIVE USB as the drive. If problems go away its the OS. Seen it on my windows laptops.

 

Daniel you have the Zorn disc I sent you which will do the same thing.


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Posted April 03, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Daniel you have the Zorn disc I sent you which will do the same thing.

 

If it does it again, I will try it.  That would indicate motherboard or OS.  She's been working fine since I did that "power-down" thing.



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Posted April 03, 2014 - 11:27 AM

The thin flashing lines are starting up just now.  I figure it's likely the on-board display card.  Might look into ordering one.






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