View Full Version : recomend a tech in chch?

11-09-2010, 07:43 PM
as per subject...

my brother in law needs a tech in chch, computer wont past POST test.
maybe video card...

only gives one long beep, no video.

Speedy Gonzales
11-09-2010, 07:46 PM
Remove the ram.. If there's more than 1 stick, put one in (then see if it posts) then the other. Or make sure the ram is in properly

11-09-2010, 11:30 PM
Also remove the Video card, blow out any crap/ Dust put it back - either the RAM or graphic card might not be making contact.

12-09-2010, 10:35 AM
Seen that one as well. All I had to do to fix was re-seat the RAM.

Maybe the earthquake jiggled it a bit!!

12-09-2010, 11:24 AM
I'll bet there are a few faulty hard drives round CHCH. I wonder how all the pc repair shops in CHCH held up? If they are anything like my work, I would guess not very well.

If a big earthquake hits Invercargill, a lot of customers' PCs would be damaged beyond repair, but as long as nobody is walking past the wall of dead hard drives at least everybody should be protected by the very solid benches.

12-09-2010, 10:42 PM
It is scary looking around at what would fall over in an earthquake. Must fix down my backup USB drive!! Mind you, I have had a USB drive slide off my desk onto a carpeted floor and it still worked fine!

13-09-2010, 07:50 AM
I worry more about the things SWMBO's stupid cats knock on the floor than earthquakes even though we live practically on the fault line