[lug] $300 system [was: hardware question]
bgiles at coyotesong.com
Sun Nov 19 12:07:53 MST 2006
I think it's either that or a cracked motherboard when I slid the hard
disk carrier home. I loosened the screws and moved all of the cables
around (even disconnecting the PATA cables), but it's still not coming up.
I found a $300 PC at Microcenter (DTC). It's not bad -- 3 GHz celeron,
512 MB, 160 GB disk (preloaded with Windows XP, of course). The only
major annoyance is that xorg only sees a 1024x768 mode on the on-board
George Sexton wrote:
> I would guess that you mashed a power cord, and it's been cut and is
> grounding against the case.
> bgiles at coyotesong.com wrote:
>> Quick hardware question. I just swapped out my hard disk and had no
>> problem installing Debian and doing some initial setup while the disk
>> resting on the floor. I shut down the system, moved the disk into its
>> holder, and hit the switch in the back.
>> Now the system isn't booting. The fans spin up but then immediately
>> down. My first thought was that one of the cables had brushed against
>> something, but that doesn't seem to be the case?
>> Any ideas before I make a trek to get a new motherboard or barebones
>> system? I have a growing fear that somebody cut corners and that
>> wasn't a
>> hard switch.
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