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Unread 17-03-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
Jimbob
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Weird Problem

Hi all

I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.

I've spent most of the day pissing about.

The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up,
but comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is
loose, i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and
there's nothing i can see that's loose.

When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up
and nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.

Anyone got any idea's?

System:
6600GT
C2D 6400
2gb 5300 ram
775Dual-vsta
xp pro sp2

<<<stressed.

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Unread 17-03-2008, 11:29 PM   #2
lisa swallowz
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"Jimbob" <me@nofkinspam.me> wrote in message
news:648904F2alrblU1@mid.individual.net...
> Hi all
>
> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>
> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>
> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
> up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up, but
> comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is loose,
> i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and there's
> nothing i can see that's loose.
>
> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up and
> nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>
> Anyone got any idea's?
>
> System:
> 6600GT
> C2D 6400
> 2gb 5300 ram
> 775Dual-vsta
> xp pro sp2
>
> <<<stressed.


sounds like heatsink is not right on cpu.


 
Unread 17-03-2008, 11:30 PM   #3
Paul Azooza
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Re: Weird Problem

Jimbob wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>
> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>
> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
> up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up,
> but comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is
> loose, i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and
> there's nothing i can see that's loose.
>
> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up
> and nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>
> Anyone got any idea's?
>
> System:
> 6600GT
> C2D 6400
> 2gb 5300 ram
> 775Dual-vsta
> xp pro sp2
>
> <<<stressed.


Did you try banging it?
 
Unread 18-03-2008, 12:24 AM   #4
Paul
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Jimbob wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>
> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>
> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
> up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up,
> but comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is
> loose, i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and
> there's nothing i can see that's loose.
>
> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up
> and nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>
> Anyone got any idea's?
>
> System:
> 6600GT
> C2D 6400
> 2gb 5300 ram
> 775Dual-vsta
> xp pro sp2
>
> <<<stressed.


If I paid good money for the hardware, it would
all come apart again. It could be, for example,
that there is an "extra" standoff underneath the
motherboard. A standoff should only be placed,
where there is one of those "plated holes" on the
motherboard. You're not supposed to install extra
standoffs, that don't have a matching hole on the
motherboard.

It doesn't take that long to disassemble and reassemble a system.
The first time you do it, you're learning where all the wires
go. The second time, you're just repeating what you did the
first time, so it should go faster.

Paul
 
Unread 18-03-2008, 10:18 AM   #5
Jimbob
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Paul wrote:
> Jimbob wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>>
>> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>>
>> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and
>> set up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood
>> up, but comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think
>> anything is loose, i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times
>> checked and there's nothing i can see that's loose.
>>
>> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up
>> and nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>>
>> Anyone got any idea's?
>>
>> System:
>> 6600GT
>> C2D 6400
>> 2gb 5300 ram
>> 775Dual-vsta
>> xp pro sp2
>>
>> <<<stressed.

>
> If I paid good money for the hardware, it would
> all come apart again. It could be, for example,
> that there is an "extra" standoff underneath the
> motherboard. A standoff should only be placed,
> where there is one of those "plated holes" on the
> motherboard. You're not supposed to install extra
> standoffs, that don't have a matching hole on the
> motherboard.
>
> It doesn't take that long to disassemble and reassemble a system.
> The first time you do it, you're learning where all the wires
> go. The second time, you're just repeating what you did the
> first time, so it should go faster.
>
> Paul


Yea, it just pisses me off.
 
Unread 18-03-2008, 05:30 PM   #6
Flasherly
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On Mar 18, 5:17 am, Jimbob <m...@nofkinspam.me> wrote:

>
> Yea, it just pisses me off.


It's a physical connection of some sort. Something to find that
doesn't cost money for parts replacements, substitution and modular
troubleshooting. Take it down to a barebone, sit it up, lay it down
sideways - case open and over and over until the problem is found.
May involve removing the MB. Things like that happen (once ran into a
intermittent case power switch which would up and reboot the sys when
it had a mind to).
 
Unread 18-03-2008, 06:27 PM   #7
BigJim
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Re: Weird Problem

sounds like something loose in the power supply.

"Jimbob" <me@nofkinspam.me> wrote in message
news:648904F2alrblU1@mid.individual.net...
> Hi all
>
> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>
> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>
> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
> up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up, but
> comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is loose,
> i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and there's
> nothing i can see that's loose.
>
> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up and
> nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>
> Anyone got any idea's?
>
> System:
> 6600GT
> C2D 6400
> 2gb 5300 ram
> 775Dual-vsta
> xp pro sp2
>
> <<<stressed.



 
Unread 18-03-2008, 08:34 PM   #8
Jimbob
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Jimbob wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>
> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>
> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
> up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up,
> but comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is
> loose, i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and
> there's nothing i can see that's loose.
>
> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up
> and nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>
> Anyone got any idea's?
>
> System:
> 6600GT
> C2D 6400
> 2gb 5300 ram
> 775Dual-vsta
> xp pro sp2
>
> <<<stressed.


Update:

I 'think' i know what may well be the problem.

When the case is stood up, one of my hard drives seems to try to boot up
twice, and i can hear it making a whiring noise. When it's on it's side,
it boots up straight away. Do you think this hard drive may have some
sort of loose platter or something inside, that when it's stood up a
connection is not being.. connected?

Otherwise i have no clue, i can't try it without this hard drive plugged
in cos it has XP on it..or could i?...

BRB!!
 
Unread 18-03-2008, 10:29 PM   #9
Jan Alter
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"Jimbob" <me@nofkinspam.me> wrote in message
news:64ajkoF2b02dhU1@mid.individual.net...
> Jimbob wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> I bought a new case and 2 sticks of 1gb of ram for my pc.
>>
>> I've spent most of the day pissing about.
>>
>> The problem i have now is strange, i've got everything installed and set
>> up in place as it should be. But.. my pc won't power on when stood up,
>> but comes on when it's layed on it's side. I 'don't' think anything is
>> loose, i've checked, double checked and ****ing 10 times checked and
>> there's nothing i can see that's loose.
>>
>> When it's on and on it's side, if i then stand it up, the pc locks up and
>> nothing can be done expect hold the power button and power off.
>>
>> Anyone got any idea's?
>>
>> System:
>> 6600GT
>> C2D 6400
>> 2gb 5300 ram
>> 775Dual-vsta
>> xp pro sp2
>>
>> <<<stressed.

>
> Update:
>
> I 'think' i know what may well be the problem.
>
> When the case is stood up, one of my hard drives seems to try to boot up
> twice, and i can hear it making a whiring noise. When it's on it's side,
> it boots up straight away. Do you think this hard drive may have some sort
> of loose platter or something inside, that when it's stood up a connection
> is not being.. connected?
>
> Otherwise i have no clue, i can't try it without this hard drive plugged
> in cos it has XP on it..or could i?...
>
> BRB!!


You don't need a hdd attached to simply see if it will start. Try
disconnecting all peripherals, as was mentioned before.
All you need is RAM, graphics card, CPU and HSF connected to the mb to see
if it will post.

--
Jan Alter
bearpuf@verizon.net
or
jalter@phila.k12.pa.us


 
Unread 18-03-2008, 10:29 PM   #10
Jimbob
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Re: Weird Problem

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Jan Alter wrote:

> You don't need a hdd attached to simply see if it will start. Try
> disconnecting all peripherals, as was mentioned before.
> All you need is RAM, graphics card, CPU and HSF connected to the mb to see
> if it will post.


Yes i thought of that, i'm going to test it tommorow, i havn't got the
time tonight.

Will update when i test this.

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