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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:36 PM

Think the processor gave out. Won't do anything. Now I have to learn Linux for sure.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:41 PM

Think the processor gave out. Won't do anything. Now I have to learn Linux for sure.

Craps, I know how frustrating that is!  Sorry to hear.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:48 PM

At least I can get on the forum with the laptop!


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 07:55 PM

I have a gateway tower and a Gateway laptop that are both trying to get me to give them the hammer treatment... the tower is 7-8 years old and the laptop is about 4 maybe 5.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:00 PM

My wife's answer for everything is "Unplug it and plug it back in!"  I think if smoke was coming out of it, she would still say the same thing.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:02 PM

My wife's answer for everything is "Unplug it and plug it back in!"  I think if smoke was coming out of it, she would still say the same thing.​

 

A good friend of mine always said that motors run on smoke, and when the smoke comes out, the motor is shot!


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:16 PM

My wife's answer for everything is "Unplug it and plug it back in!"  I think if smoke was coming out of it, she would still say the same thing.

 

 

My wife's answer for everything is "Unplug it and plug it back in!"  I think if smoke was coming out of it, she would still say the same thing.​

 

A good friend of mine always said that motors run on smoke, and when the smoke comes out, the motor is shot!

First time I have seen two nearly identical posts! :rolling:



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Posted December 18, 2015 - 08:36 PM

Good thing you had a back up system to use.  My lap top would really be slow.


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Posted December 18, 2015 - 09:25 PM

Our laptop is trying to do it also. It is old enough I am not going to try any maintenance things on it. It will be interesting to set up a new one again.
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Posted December 19, 2015 - 08:24 AM

Whatever you do, Don't let the MAGIC smoke out!


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 10:47 AM

Is anyone running an apple. Would this be worth considering as a way to get around Windows and Linux? 



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Think the processor gave out. Won't do anything. Now I have to learn Linux for sure.

 

What happened?  I'd put my money on the hard drive dying if I was a betting man.  How old is the machine?


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Posted December 19, 2015 - 11:42 AM

What happened?  I'd put my money on the hard drive dying if I was a betting man.  How old is the machine?

Can't remember the year but not that old. I removed the memory and did the BIOS beep test and it says the processor is bad. It's a HP Slimline s5-1414 computer. Can't get into BIOS at all.



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Posted December 19, 2015 - 02:24 PM

Is anyone running an apple. Would this be worth considering as a way to get around Windows and Linux? 

I have Macbook Pro ,,my experience with Mac is they do not become obsolete a few years after purchase.. and you do avoid all this nonsense with microsofton. Mine is 7 years old or more..My son used his Mac for 10 years before retiring it.  


Edited by Jazz, December 19, 2015 - 02:25 PM.

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Posted December 19, 2015 - 02:51 PM

Is anyone running an apple. Would this be worth considering as a way to get around Windows and Linux? 

 

 

Our granddaughter is a Big Apple fan, and all of her friends as well.  We were discussing Windows10 the other night and she said that her laptop, which she bought 3 years ago had not given her a moment of trouble.  She updates the OS when available and continues on.  She also mentioned that all her apple products integrate seamlessly. 


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