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Old 09-09-2010, 02:41 PM
Gilles Gravier
 
Default Any suggestions, please?

Basily,

On 09/09/2010 16:02, Basil Chupin wrote:
> This morning (many hours ago now) I booted up my system, had some
> upgrades to 10.04.1 done (almost all to do with Firefox) and then,
> suddenly the monitor screen went black, went into "sleep" mode - and
> there were no responses from the keyboard or the mouse.
>
> Rebooting achieved nothing.
>
> While all the fans in the system (7 of them, including the CPU fan) plus
> the HDs were working/spinning, the system would not boot, and there were
> no beep(s) from the mobo to indicate what was wrong.
>
> My conclusion was that some part of the mobo was dead.
>
> But what?
>
> Could anyone please offer suggestions as to what I could check to see
> which part of the mobo has 'died'?
>
> (( have transferred my main components to another chassis/mobo to keep
> going, which I am now doing, but the downgrade from 3200+ Athlon XP with
> 1.5GB of RAM to a 1200+ XP with 500MB of RAM is just kinda difficult to
> adjust to :-) - not impossible, mind you, but somewhat disorientating.
> [For the first time I see that my Swap file is being used! :-) .]
>
> (Actually, without prejudice, I see no real degradation of performance
> by Ubuntu 10.04.1 provided that I only have one or two main applications
> running.)
>
> (Oh, I am running, and have run, a 32-bit system with ATA IDE drives - a
> system which I built myself.
>
> Any ideas, folks?
>
> BC

You say the hard disks are actually working / spinning... Are they
really spinning? And... working... do you hear the heads move? Or do you
see the hard disk LEDs blinking? If they do blink... that means the
machine is booting (which would explain why no POST beeps).

Have you checked that you haven't, mistakenly, unplugged the monitor? Or
turned it off? Or broken the monitor cable after years of twisting and
bending it? Have you tried plugging the monitor into a different
machine? I've had my monitor power supply die on me like that... and
before I figured why there was nothing on the screen, it took me some
time.

Gilles




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Old 09-09-2010, 02:45 PM
"Cybe R. Wizard"
 
Default Any suggestions, please?

On Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:02:36 +1000
Basil Chupin <blchupin@iinet.net.au> wrote:

> My conclusion was that some part of the mobo was dead.

Stupid? Maybe, but the first thing I'd check is the CMOS battery.

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