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Invisibleniteowl
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Computer crashed!!!!!!!
    #4488887 - 08/03/05 10:16 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

My computer crashed last week!!!!!!!!

I feel lost without it.

I'm not gonna have the $$$ to get a new one anytime soon.

:sad:

I will have to use the libraries or my Moms till I get a new one.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: niteowl]
    #4488944 - 08/03/05 10:39 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

what happend to it??


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: niteowl]
    #4489071 - 08/03/05 11:22 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Out with it, old man.. maybe we can help :sun:


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Adden]
    #4489076 - 08/03/05 11:23 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yes, explain the sitrep and maybe we can help!


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: drtyfrnk]
    #4489338 - 08/03/05 01:04 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

It is an OLD Compaq Presario.
It has Windows ME.

IT has been freezing up on me for a while now.

IT froze up last week and I had to turn the power off to get it to re-boot.

IT never came back on!!!

The damn thing didnt even light up.
Kinda acts like it isn't getting any power :shrug:


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: niteowl]
    #4489941 - 08/03/05 03:27 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

"Compaq Presario" doesn't really say much about what the computer is. But it's probably either a dead power supply, or something's wrong with the motherboard.

Does anything happen whatsoever when you hit the power? Any sounds at all? Whirrs, hums?


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: niteowl]
    #4489981 - 08/03/05 03:35 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Maybe it was overheating?? That Is what happend with my old comp. It would freeze and would have to leave it off for 20 minutes for it to turn back on.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Stonerguy]
    #4490140 - 08/03/05 04:08 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Indeed, it sounds like a processor fan or a power supply problem.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Phluck]
    #4490222 - 08/03/05 04:23 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Find a friend that knows his shit about computers. Ask him to replace the power supply, dont go to a shop, that'll cost you a fortune. It's a very easy thing to do, anyone that knows their ways around computers can do it in about 10 minutes. If that doesnt work, then it's probably either an burnt processor or a burnt chip on the motherboard.

Never know though, I had a problem like this once, replaced everything on the computer to find out that the mobo was fucked up. Good luck...


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Fospher]
    #4490351 - 08/03/05 04:43 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Indeed. Computer shops are con artists. I used to work tech support, and there was a woman who called in and told me about how she'd had a virus, and she took her computer in. They told her she needed a new harddrive, new ram, various other shit, and got her for like $600.

There's also places that charge like $50 for a "computer tune up", which I assume means defragging the hard drive, removing spyware, and shit like that. Certainly not things that anyone should have to hire someone else to do.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Phluck]
    #4490384 - 08/03/05 04:49 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've been working on PC's since i was seven years old. Back in the old old days they used to charge 100 dollars to install a floppy drive. Things have not changed, i dont complain tho. I run a pc repair business on the side, when people come to me with a problem i diagnose it, whip out the best buy pricing sheet, and show them what best buy would charge. Then i take that price, cut it in 1/2 and thats all it takes. Let the corps keep prices high, keeps money rolling into my pockets hehehe.

You have a dead power supply, if you dont hear the fan whirr when you turn your pc on the PS is gone. Thats it, any mobo problems or what not and you would hear beeps during the startup. Its a simple fix too, powersupplys run anywhere from 20-50 bucks depending on what you need. All you need to do is open the case up, pull out the PS, look at the voltage on the PS, order a new one with the same voltage, and then hook it up. Try www.tigerdirect.com for parts.


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Edited by coda (08/03/05 04:50 PM)


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: coda]
    #4490511 - 08/03/05 05:14 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

You have a dead power supply, if you dont hear the fan whirr when you turn your pc on the PS is gone. Thats it, any mobo problems or what not and you would hear beeps during the startup.

If it's a mobo problem, you SHOULD hear beeps at the startup, but I've had motherboards that were fucked up and refused to beep.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Phluck]
    #4490644 - 08/03/05 05:41 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Yes, phluck, you are right about that.  Especially if the internal speaker is fucked.  BUT, the big indicator in all of this is the fan.  If the fan doesnt move then the PS is fucked.  So before you can determine anything else you would need to get the PS replaced, but, if the machine was working before the blowout chances are it will still work (unless some nasty short happened and fried your board on that last shutdown).

And, i should add, to really, TRUELY, fix your pc.....GET RID OF WINME!!!  It's mindboggling to see people still use it, if you really need a copy of an OS for free PM me and ill help you out man :smile:  ME sucks, should have never been developed/released/sold, and it still plauges the PC world to this day.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: coda]
    #4490703 - 08/03/05 05:56 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Indeed, I'd use windows 98 over ME, but if your computer isn't too old, put XP on it, or maybe 2000.

Unless you're just using it for a bunch of games or you have some windows only software you absolutely need, I'd put debian on there. You'll be able to do the basics, internet, video, music, etc... and you'll probably get better performance than XP, which tends to run like ass on lower end PCs.

Also, unlike the early days of Linux, Debian is easier to install than Windows.


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Re: Computer crashed!!!!!!! [Re: Phluck]
    #4500447 - 08/05/05 04:36 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

Well nothing happens when I try to turn the power on.
No lights....no fan.....

Nothing.

I agree with you about Windows ME.
It does suck.

Finances are tight at the moment and I havent had the funds to invest in my 'puter.

I may just end up buying a new one.

Untill then I may not be able to get on line very often

:sad:


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