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Old January 6th 18, 09:54 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Loren Pechtel[_2_]
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On Tue, 02 Jan 2018 02:41:46 -0500, Flasherly
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On Tue, 2 Jan 2018 00:49:06 -0500, Bill wrote:

Before I found my "fix" I was producing
"spurious results" by pressing down at various placed on the MB. You
might try that after you check out your power supply. Good luck!


Yeppers. Variously "fixing" a few tubed amps with that method.
Breadboard the chassis and use a rubber tube (ink eraser) for
carefully pressure-testing audio dropouts. Hit-&-miss, or less than
ideal factoring for "re-flowing" solder joints. Amps and Fx pedal
boards, although usual and common fixes, being for not much other
choice;...Least to mention cheap, being on my time.


I've "fixed" an ancient PC by assembling it with a piece of paper
protecting the floppy drive from it's mount.

I've also "fixed" a PC by leaving a card anchor screw only partway in.
That one was a doozy--the machine didn't care about the screw. The
network did--screw it down and the machine would take down the entire
network it was connected to. (This was in the old ARCNET days where
you had to use DIP switches to set an ID on the card, and woe if you
duplicated an address. When you're testing you of course don't bother
with the screws, just set the address and test it. Put it on the
guy's desk and it would crash the network.)
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Old January 7th 18, 06:23 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
Flasherly[_2_]
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Default Spontaneous Shutdown/Reboot

On Sat, 06 Jan 2018 13:54:29 -0800, Loren Pechtel
wrote:

I've also "fixed" a PC by leaving a card anchor screw only partway in.
That one was a doozy--the machine didn't care about the screw. The
network did--screw it down and the machine would take down the entire
network it was connected to. (This was in the old ARCNET days where
you had to use DIP switches to set an ID on the card, and woe if you
duplicated an address. When you're testing you of course don't bother
with the screws, just set the address and test it. Put it on the
guy's desk and it would crash the network.)


Tolerances, or vaguely related. And apt more to be suspect, turning
into degrees of lame, only not quite seriously lame behavior, as they
age.

A perfect eventuality and a perfect basket case for indulgence and
coddling, depending on one's level of patience.

I used to drive a van, Chevy C10 straight-six;- uniflow aspirated
manifold. Rotted van I bought for a decent rebuild on the motor.
Eventually a woman lost control, crossed over the median in a 6-lane
and crashed head-on, to put me out of my misery. Blew out every
window of her car, totalled, and superficially hardly damaged the
front bumper to the van.

Screw it, I said, handing over the title to a tow-truck driver
(radiator was punctured). Keep it. Then I had to pay him $40 to
sweep up her glass. Cop, I guess, who wrote it out as a No Fault, felt
so bad for screwing me, he chased me down, walking down the street, to
give me a "free lift" home.

I'd kept that van running out of junkyard parts from longer than I
care to ad mitt. ...It's so vexing, waiting now for battery-run cars
to become mandatory.
 




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