major desktop problem
Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:15 PM
Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:43 PM
Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:48 PM
Posted 30 May 2005 - 11:50 PM
Posted 31 May 2005 - 01:17 AM
if it's your powersupply fan you'll have to replace your powersupply which should cost about $30-#50. your processor fan that should be very cheap but unfortunately your processor might be damaged as well and that's going to cost a bit.
Edited by nestorey, 31 May 2005 - 01:21 AM.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 03:50 AM
OK, then common sense says trust your senses - something probably was overheating and/or burning.
the room where my desktop is smelled really weird, like something was burning. my husband says it smelled like electrical burning
First thing I'd suggest is to take the side off your case so you can see, hear and smell better when you do fire it back up. You should manually inspect for bulging or burnt capacitors. If you see any or see an excessive dust like substance where one is mounted, your board is on its way out and either needs immediate repair or is soon to be toast. If it looks OK visually, try starting up and see if you can pinpoint what component or fan is making all the noise. If you get that black screen again with white text, select last known good configuration(highlight and then hit the enter key). Once started, you can check any noisy fans (bad bearings or excessive dirt/dust) by carefully putting your finger momentarily on the center (non bladed) section of the fan to stop it. From the sound of things (your description), my first look see would be the chipset fan if there is one. Next would be power supply. The clicking you hear may just be a fan but is probably the HDD as you suspected. However, if it is getting inadequate power or if the chipset is overheating, you could be getting drive errors totally un-related to the actual health of the HDD. You may want to try cleaning your machine with some dry QTips, a soft artists brush and canned air. Again - you should be able to see whether or not its needed.
You can also download and install Everest's free version and quickly check temperatures and voltage readings. Unless you slept through that repair class or were winking at one of your classmates the whole time, you'll have a pretty good idea of what to look for? Anytime your CPU approaches 60-65C, shut down and clean some more. You should be capable of running in the 40's, no more than low 50's even with a bad case and bad air flow.
Post back and let us know whats going on. Use your head (nose too) and some common sense re: how long to run or when to shut down.
Edited by Rockster2U, 31 May 2005 - 03:53 AM.
Posted 31 May 2005 - 09:48 AM
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 05:36 AM
PM me with a link when you do post in the malware removal forum and I'll ride this through with you.
Edited by Rockster2U, 07 June 2005 - 05:37 AM.
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