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Computer Trouble! #135789
02/05/03 07:37 PM
02/05/03 07:37 PM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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Sorry to all that I've not posted the last few days. I had a bit of computer trouble which I've just got sorted out. [Linked Image]

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Re: Computer Trouble! #135790
02/07/03 09:22 PM
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No worries, mate.
It can happen to ANYONE!.
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Re: Computer Trouble! #135791
02/14/03 12:59 AM
02/14/03 12:59 AM
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What was the problem?
Easily repairable?
In all of the computers, I've ever fixed, it normally means $100+. [Linked Image]

Re: Computer Trouble! #135792
02/14/03 01:23 AM
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old Appy  Offline
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Computers are horrid beasts at the best of times, when i first got a PC i took it to a PC Doctor to get it fixed, after 2 weeks of him coming up with excuses for being an idiot, I took it off him and decided to fix it myself, have built my own since, apart from this one they have all run Linux
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Re: Computer Trouble! #135793
02/15/03 08:52 PM
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pauluk  Offline OP
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Norfolk, England
This is my only system running Windows, because my AOL software won't run under anything else. By the way, the full official name is "@^&**!**! Windows!"

I ended up having to wipe everything and reinstall from scratch. All my non-Internet work is kept on a separate system, running good "old-fashioned" DOS applications. (Remember those? They're the ones where you could actually run a good, full-featured word processor off a 360KB floppy!)

I'm on the look-out for a good DOS or Unix/Linux based web browser and suitable ISP.

Re: Computer Trouble! #135794
02/15/03 10:26 PM
02/15/03 10:26 PM
Trumpy  Offline

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Craig,
Them PC Doctor guys are pretty thick really,
I took a PC to them that had a fault in the
Hard Drive, I picked it up, took it home and hooked it back up again, switched on the System Unit(CPU), BANG!!. [Linked Image]
(The original fault cost me NZ$380)
Further inspection found that there was a screw, of a size, that was unrelated to computers(25mm, Superscrew, Square Drive Head), jammed between the Mother-board and the case, it wrecked the Mother-board, blew the fuse in the PSU, and made me wild!.
The guy at the PC Doctor place, tried to tell me, that it was not his fault that there was a screw inside the CPU, although he was the first person to open it up, the tamper seals, were broken by him.
I am still having arguments with him over who is going to pay for the damaged M/Board,
I won't be going back there though, they can just go and jump.
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