Monday, October 18, 2004

I hate the smell of solder coming from my computer...

So I was all set to update my blog on Sunday (or at least I had convinced myself I was), when I had a critical failure on my home computer. I was busily typing away (well I was working on a way to sign up to comment on a post) when all of a sudden my computer just shuts down like the power blinked. I don't have a UPS so this isn't unheard of, but my monitors where still on and the L.E.D. on the front of my computer was still on.

I hit the reboot button. Nothing. I hit the power button. Nothing. I turned the power switch on the back of the computer. Nothing (including leaving the L.E.D. on). I yanked the cable out of the back of the computer. It took 3 seconds for the L.E.D. to go off. When I plugged it back in and tried to power up...Absolutely Nothing (off to never-never land...wait that's a different post).

At least it was obvious what the problem was, but I wasn't driving down to Fry's at that point, and I wasn't going to buy a power supply anywhere else, so I had to wait until today. But I got the new supply and installed it, and everything is back up and running without a hitch. I feel so useful that I solved a hardware problem :).

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