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[*] Post 358655 posted on 29-11-2008 at 16:59 Reply With Quote
Today's PC repair project - I think I won?



My main office PC has a noisey PSU - not noisy in the acoustic sense but it is missing a lot of EMC filter componant (cheap tat) and so it inteferres with my HF radio reception.

I bought a new PSU (more expensive) and also a dual layer DVD writer.

I was going to fit it together last week but did not have a spare SATA cable.

Today I had all the cables so did opened it up and replaced the PSU and DVD writer. Put it back together and it booted - for about a minute and then broke.

I have re-jiggled all the connectors and now it is back running (no post beeps for a bit) and now burning 8Gb onto a DVD as a soak test.

Looks like it may of survived :) I hope the glitch was temporary - the DVD write should be a good soak test.

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Well teh DVD burned OK - except it did not validate. Not sure how reliable it is to write a 6.5Gb file though :(

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[*] Post 358671 posted on 29-11-2008 at 21:39 Reply With Quote


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Well teh DVD burned OK - except it did not validate. Not sure how reliable it is to write a 6.5Gb file though :(

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Using Nero, and it's validate thing...? If so, I never found that very accurate myself...
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