[Wlug] Local service/repair recommendations

donald vitkus devitk at comcast.net
Wed Sep 15 23:17:29 EDT 2004


Jeff Kinz wrote:

>On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 07:21:44PM -0400, track at trackspace.com wrote:
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>>After unpacking my computer during a recent move, I have been having
>>serious hardware issues.  Basically, the computer won't boot up and the
>>only output I get is a burning red LED on the motherboard when I turn it
>>on.  I've checked all the connections, Googled my symptoms and even
>>reinstalled all hardware, piece by piece.  Luckily, everything but the
>>processor is under warranty and I don't have a problems RMA'ing something
>>back to NewEgg.  I just need to narrow the problem equipment down and I'm
>>the first to admit my lack of hardware knowledge.
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>>Can someone recommend a local shop that can at least diagnose the issue
>>and maybe run some hardware tests?  Hell, I'd even be glad to pay someone
>>local on this mailing list to diagnose my problem.
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>>Anyways, I'm all ears...  Thanks!
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>Hi Track.  I don't know of any local shops in Worcester, out here in
>Hudson the shops charge you by the hour for hardware diagnostic work.
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>However - The ONLY output you get is a red LED on the MB?
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>Not even a blinking cursor on the monitor?
>(Does the monitor work?, invoke the built in monitor menues, or
>hook it to another machine to find out)
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>Assuming an energystar monitor, does the power on led turn from
>amber/orange to green when you power on the MB? 
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>Before you go that route can I suggest...
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>	1.  What do the POST codes say?
>	 (POST = Power On Self Test, usually, when a mother baord
>	is first powered on, it runs on-board diagnostics and then tries
>	to find external devices.  It will/or won't beep based on what
>	it finds.  the number and type of beeps you hear at power up 
>	can clue you in on the level of problem you are having.  You
>	will need to find the manual for your motherboard in order to 
>	decode the beeps, or even to learn how to enable them in the
>	cmos
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>	2.  if you have any other working machines, you can swap
>	components in one at a time to test them
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did you reset the cmos on the motherboard?


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