[mythtv-users] Hardware death - CPU vs motherboard?
allen.p.edwards at gmail.com
Sat Oct 24 14:09:24 UTC 2009
On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 6:23 AM, Jean-Yves Avenard <jyavenard at gmail.com>wrote:
> 2009/10/24 Leen de Braal <ldb at braha.nl>:
> stions? My wife and kids are missing DVR. :(
> > First try resetting the BIOS by taking out the battery, wait an hour and
> > put it back, then reboot. Had a Dell doing this to me, resetting bios
> > solved it.
> Why wait an hour, when shortening the pin of the battery holder for 5s
> will achieve the same goal?
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I have had this happen I think 6 times. The first three times I took the
machine down to a pro and he basically did what you did but then tried a
good CPU at which point we got a new MB and that fixed it. More recently, I
strip everything out and put the MB/CPU/Case/PS in the attic and get another
one. The point is, even a pro will just do what you did and substitute
parts until it works. I also tried resetting the BIOS but that never
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