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Old 21 March 2007, 17:58   #11
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I had a diagnostics check on a PC recently and it cost me £40. Cheaper than buying lots of bits and pieces if you haven't got them handy. Turned out to be my graphics card. Which being PCI express I didn't have anything spare lying around.

I thought it might have been the the PSU due to the smell of burning. The PSU cost £100 so to find out I didn't need one of those was worth the £40. The graphics card was 11 months old so that was done under warranty.

If its an old PC might be time to upgrade. Seems you can buy a complete PC for under £300 nowadays.
What PSU cost that much - should be about £15 - £30 at most!!!
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Old 21 March 2007, 18:08   #12
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This one.

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0

thats not the one I have. Mine is 18 months old now. But it shows how much you can pay for leading edge stuff.
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This one.

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0

thats not the one I have. Mine is 18 months old now. But it shows how much you can pay for leading edge stuff.
Ahh I didn't realise you were running that sort of stuff - just thought it was someone like Dell trying to rip you off!!!
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No probs.

Haven't done Dell yet and don't intend to. Much more fun building your own and then fine tuning it.
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I had a diagnostics check on a PC recently and it cost me £40. Cheaper than buying lots of bits and pieces if you haven't got them handy.
Did that £30+VAT they found the fault estimated to fixed it £120+VAT less the £30 as work being done with them all working and back same day. Not sure what it was as the other half sorted it out.

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Once you find out what they repaired let us know. Might help someone else in the future.
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Just checked it was a PSU problem so there must be more than one it there as there was some power on. There is so much in kit in it hard to see if your not sure what your looking for.
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Just checked it was a PSU problem so there must be more than one it there as there was some power on. There is so much in kit in it hard to see if your not sure what your looking for.
Usually there is only 1 PSU - unless you are running bigger servers. The PSU has multiple connections and multiple voltages to run different things - for example 12V for your drives and 5v for the CPU etc. You can have power to one thing without the other. I discovered on the old AT supplies that if the blue wire was damaged the computer would run perfectly but the serial ports wouldn't work!!!
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