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tilting computer causes it to freeze up


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anyone ever heard of a computer freezing up every time you lift the tower at an angle? What part needs replacing?? Its a new computer but my friend built it for me so could be a loose piece rather than a defective one but I dont see anything not in there tight.
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I would check every single connection again. If you do not see or cannot find anything loose or out of place, then I would suspect an extra standoff or other foreign object under the motherboard. Cases are designed to support 1000s of motherboards. This means the case typically will have several more mounting holes than the motherboard. A common mistake of newbie and distracted experienced users is to use an extra standoff in the case which shorts out the motherboard. In your case, lifting the case may put just enough twisting torque on the case to cause contact. The solution is to pull the motherboard and verify no extra standoffs, or other foreign objects are under it.
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Appreciate the advice, I'll take it apart and see if thats whats up. Thanks much!
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Do make sure you unplug from the wall, and touch bare metal of the case before reaching in to discharge any static.
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