RIP Drakkith's PC

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Drakkith
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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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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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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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Bad power supply! Drakkith's PC has risen from the dead!
WOOT!!!
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

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