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Old 06-08-2005, 11:16 AM   #1
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Default Dead server :(

Any clue what might of happened? I'm going to look it over in just a minute... Basically, I had an older K6-533MHz computer running in my basement as a file/web server. I tried to access some files on it and nothing happened. I tried VNC, nothing. I tried to access the site, nothing! I went down stairs and flipped the monitor on to only get black. I cut it all off and back on. The HD doesn't spin up, the CD ROM won't eject, no video, etc... I guess the mobo just died in it...

It's not the end of the world if it died or if I lost what's on the HD as I have extra backups of everything, it's just a pain to have to set up yet another computer...

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LOL, the power light doesn't even come on anymore. This suckers DEAD! Oh well...
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Old 06-08-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Default Re: Dead server :(

sounds like the PSU might have died...

try replacing that first, you could quite easily swap it out of the computer you have upstairs just as a test before you go and buy a new motherboard...
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Default Re: Dead server :(

I think I do have an old Gateway 200watt laying around. That should work fine for that old system. I shall try it sometime...

I guess I was quick to assum the mobo, but I've seen dead ones with similar problems. IDE problems will prevent the drives from working. I didn't try them without IDE attached, but I wanted to get everything off that PS just in case it was the problem. They probably are dead by now if something was to happen, but oh well...
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Default Re: Dead server :(

I tried it with my old power supply and it was SOOO dead. I'll have to check the volts on those power supplies I suppose just to be on the safe side, but I got noting from the mobo. No video, heck the screen didn't even flicker when I cut it on!

Luckly, the harddrive still works so nothing is lost. I forgot is was a WD drive too... I'd hate to loose one of those. I'd rather have my old 60G maxtor die than this 40G WD ^^;
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