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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the AT days when power connectors still were in two pieces, it was perfectly possible to put them in the wrong way 'round. The same as putting an ATX power connector upside down. When you need to use more force than you're used to, check again if it's supposed to go in that way in the first place...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So much for location keys in memory, I just ruined half of a two gig ddr2 1200MHz kit, What was most annoying was that the locking tabs closed up no problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tuppence: Check that the motherboard fits the case standoffs before you install the cpu and fit the cpu cooler.

Saves you having to sit the whole shebang in a corner for two weeks, protecting it from dust, while you get a new case part with the correct standoff placement.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm a newbie and did a newbie mistake. As the very first post was, it was my first build, and had put too many of them screws into the MoBo tray and installed the MoBo, forgetting about the extras. Had a headache for two days trying to figure out WHY the darn thing wouldn't work.

Read on here, first post, and then remembered what i did. tore it all apart and fixed it. It worked! Didn't fry the board either amazingly!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess when PS/2 ports are color-coded on a board it is done for a reason oops And there I was thinking I **wed up the job of recapping it, but not so cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try putting the floppy connetor in incorrectly...
Not upside-down, but off to one side.
I did it unintentionally.

When I did, smoke started spewing out. oops
Thankfully, it only charred the power connector. Able to cut it off with utility knife. MB and PS are in same condition other than the fact. lachen
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Floppy drive still works.

Also, when working on laptops, make sure:

A) You keep track of ALL the screws.

B) Use the right tools.

C) Do not leave parts lying around. Good reason:
1) LCD screens can be stepped on (and that's with both an old laptop and it fully put toghether
2) Your younger siblings can make them fun projectiles.

D) Use the right power suppply. Fried laptop C1 that way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't see this posted, so I thought it worth a mention.

It IS possible to plug a FireWire cable in upside down. I did it, with very little effort, and blew one port on my brandie-spankin'-new M-Audio ProFire 2626 crying Fortunately, they replaced the unit with no questions asked, but it was a very sad moment when I realized what I'd done.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, tryiong to troubleshoot a friends computer I was testing the PSU voltages with a multimeter, but I didnīt disconect the HDD molex plug. I made an instant short circuit and some chip in the controller card of the HDD burn down with an small orange flame like a birthday candle.

Fortunatelly I had an HDD of the exact model plenty of bad sectors and replaced the burned controller card with the other one. It works perfectly and the HDD is still working.

BTW I never told my friend what happen!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rascard2007 wrote:
Well, tryiong to troubleshoot a friends computer I was testing the PSU voltages with a multimeter, but I didnīt disconect the HDD molex plug. I made an instant short circuit and some chip in the controller card of the HDD burn down with an small orange flame like a birthday candle.

Fortunatelly I had an HDD of the exact model plenty of bad sectors and replaced the burned controller card with the other one. It works perfectly and the HDD is still working.

BTW I never told my friend what happen!!!


That's why I carry a few spare drive boards. I had 3 HDDs die on me, a Quantum Fireball (6.4g), Samsung ( not sure exact model, 7g), and WD (10g, my biggest lost.) These 25g may not seem like much, but they are when you are 13. crying
Well, actually, I plucked the boards from those, because they had "Constant Clicking Syndrome." Good thing to know that the boards still work big grin
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