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Old 03-29-2007, 08:54 PM   #11
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Well, if you did work on the rug, that doesn't help. I'd take out all parts and put them in a safe place. Then, clean the case. Rebuild everything after.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:57 PM   #12
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aw man, any other suggestions b4 i rebuild it all >=-[
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:09 PM   #13
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well typically you need to touch the metal on the case before the components, that way you discharge all the static somewhere safe.
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:09 PM   #14
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build it out of the case, on a non-static, not conducting surface (a clean counter top is great)
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:17 PM   #15
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s0 theres nothing else i can try other than unbuilding and rebuilding?
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Old 03-29-2007, 09:33 PM   #16
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I have but one suggestion. Though I doubt it's the problem, make sure the red switch on your power supply is set to the correct voltage. 115V for US and 230V for UK, I believe? ...something like that anyways. There may be a slim possibility that it's set wrong. Good luck getting it fixed.
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Old 03-29-2007, 10:25 PM   #17
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Lets get the facts straight.
It was working fine.
You blew it out with compressed air.
Now it doesnt work.

Simple logic says the compressed air cleaning was the cause, ie something is shorting or not making connection
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:27 PM   #18
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You never, ever use a compressor to clean a computer. Besides way too much air pressure it blows out any water in the tank. Not only will it short out parts but act like sand blasting. You may have damaged a cap or rocked a chip out of its socket.
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Old 03-30-2007, 01:50 AM   #19
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You never, ever use a compressor to clean a computer. Besides way too much air pressure it blows out any water in the tank. Not only will it short out parts but act like sand blasting. You may have damaged a cap or rocked a chip out of its socket.
I for one have been using air compressors to clean out computers for years. No water problems. The only thing I avoid doing is getting in there too close.
All I care for is getting most of the dust out, doesn't need to be perfect.
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Old 03-30-2007, 03:14 AM   #20
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I agree with seti here, you shouldnt use an air compressor because they pull in moisture from the air, which then gets blown over the computer. You can get away with this by blowing the air for a bit before using it on the pc. The best thing to use is compressed air in a can for this.
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