Bringing My Desktop Back to Life: RIP Drakkith's PC

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In summary, Drakkith is trying to revive her desktop PC with Techromancy. She is using resistors, an omega symbol, and chanting. If anyone wants to help, they should gather some resistors and sprinkle them on the ground in an omega symbol.
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Two days ago my desktop PC died. I'm about to perform a little Techromancy in an attempt to bring my desktop back to life. Wish me luck.

If anyone wants to help, grab a few resistors from the nearest store, sprinkle them on the ground in an omega symbol, and chant 'Ohhmmm...' for me. Note that doing this in front of a mirror 3 times may result in the appearance of an Ohmcheeto. You have been warned.
 
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Don't think of it as losing a PC. Think of it as gaining an opportunity to build a new one.
 
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Let it go, Drakkith. Let it rest in pieces. Maybe even recycle it properly or reuse its parts. No point in reviving imploded PCs.
 
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Rest In Pieces

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My thoughts are with you at your time of grief.
 
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I know the feels - my wireless headphones I've had for five years recently broke.
 
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Don't think of it as a dead PC. Think of it as a source of parts!
 
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Drakkith said:
Two days ago my desktop PC died. I'm about to perform a little Techromancy in an attempt to bring my desktop back to life. Wish me luck.

If anyone wants to help, grab a few resistors from the nearest store, sprinkle them on the ground in an omega symbol, and chant 'Ohhmmm...' for me. Note that doing this in front of a mirror 3 times may result in the appearance of an Ohmcheeto. You have been warned.
Mine died yesterday. Turned out to be a bad RAM chip. Hope that yours is equally simple to fix. :oldsmile:
 
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I'll keep my tail wagging, wishing you success
 
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Borg said:
Mine died yesterday. Turned out to be a bad RAM chip. Hope that yours is equally simple to fix. :oldsmile:

Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
 
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Drakkith said:
Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
WOOT!
 
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Drakkith said:
Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
Nooooo! Zombie PC! Hit it with a sledgehammer to make sure it doesn't eat your brain!
 
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russ_watters said:
Nooooo! Zombie PC! Hit it with a sledgehammer to make sure it doesn't eat your brain!

It doesn't eat brains. It eats hard drives.
 
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Drakkith said:
Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
Yeah, I've often suspected you of having a defective power supply.
 
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phinds said:
Yeah, I've often suspected you of having a defective power supply.

That must be why I'm so tired all the time. :rolleyes:
 
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Drakkith said:
That must be why I'm so tired all the time. :rolleyes:
Nah, that's just 'cause you're in school. Wait til you get out and get and job. THEN you be really tired all the time :smile:
 
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phinds said:
Nah, that's just 'cause you're in school. Wait til you get out and get and job. THEN you be really tired all the time :)

I wish that were it. I've got some kind of sleep issue or something. I'm always exhausted. Just had a sleep study done last night actually.
 
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Vanadium 50 said:
Don't think of it as a dead PC. Think of it as a source of parts!
"I'm not dead yet!"

--Drakkith's computer
 
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just when I was about to link to the sound of "The Last Post" being played on a Bugle ;)
Im not dead yet

That was from Monty Python "search for the holy grail"

 
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I see deleting the porno cured it.
 
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Drakkith said:
Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
I had one of those. The power supply went bad and started shorting - to the motherboard. It would shutoff abruptly and restart, which was rather annoying. One of the managers thought I was not using the software or PC correctly.

Great that you were able to replace the power supply.

My old home PC had a motherboard go bad. My wife had a similar problem where some capacitors overheated and failed.

Periodic cleaning and ensuring proper cooling are key to longevity of a PC. Also, minimize vibration on high capacity HDs.
 
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Drakkith said:
Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
My PC did that several times in the last few years(after multiple organ transplants).
 
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Monsterboy said:
My PC did that several times in the last few years(after multiple organ transplants).

Well, in all fairness to my PC, the power supply was probably the oldest component in the case. I probably shouldn't be surprised it went out. I too 'transplanted' pretty much everything else in there over the past few years.
 
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Astronuc said:
One of the managers thought I was not using the software or PC correctly.
Ahh to be technical writer for computer manuals::

where i worked some wag actually wrote in a tech manual entitled
"How to use the Data General Nova Computer"

Attach fifty feet of quarter inch manila or nylon line to the Nova using a bowline or clove hitch knot
gently lower but do not throw the Nova over the bow
pay out line to approximately 3X depth of water
and secure to a bow cleat.
 
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That's because your PC wasn't all the way dead, it was only mostly dead.

 

1. How did Drakkith's PC "die" in the first place?

Drakkith's PC experienced a power surge during a storm, causing damage to the motherboard and other components.

2. Did Drakkith lose all of his data?

No, Drakkith had a backup of his data on an external hard drive, so he did not lose any important files or documents.

3. What steps did Drakkith take to revive his PC?

Drakkith first identified the damaged components and replaced them with new ones. He then reinstalled the operating system and restored his data from the backup.

4. How long did it take to bring the PC back to life?

The entire process took Drakkith a few days, as he had to wait for the new components to arrive and carefully follow the steps to ensure everything was properly installed.

5. What precautions can I take to prevent a similar situation from happening to my PC?

To prevent damage from power surges, it is important to invest in a surge protector and unplug your PC during a storm. It is also recommended to regularly back up your data to an external source in case of hardware failure.

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