[Cialug] Slightly OT: Stupid computer problems

Kevin C. Smith kevin at linuxsmith.com
Fri Jun 3 17:02:21 CDT 2005

> It doesn't seem to be linked to use of any one component, although it
> seems to die quicker with the case open. I've disconnected the CD drive,
> floppy, etc except for the HD  and it still does it. As far as a temp
> issue, I can get it running for about 5min or so depending on if its used
> heavily.
> Jon

Open the case and blow air on it with a fan (on high). Does it last longer?
And/Or: Does it last longer after shutting it off for 15-20 minutes (time
enough to cool)?
If there is no notable effect: try a new power supply, maybe borrow one from
another computer.
If that doesn't work: Motherboard is likely going bad.

Kevin C. Smith

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