I spent all day Friday working on computers. I tried to fix the computer my brother brought over, but I had no luck. I eventually decided to try to fix my "newest" old computer. Well, I was going to document what happened when I booted it up, so I could research the problem. Well, lo and behold it booted up. So I was happy until it shut itself off. It did this several times, and I thought it must be a heat problem. So I got online and, it was indeed a heat problem with this particular computer model. It has a CPU fan, and a power supply fan, but no case fan.
I did a bit a research, and eventually found a bios update that speeds up the CPU fan. HUZZAH! That solved the problem. Eventually, I plan on adding a new fan to the computer to help with the heat, but that's a future project. So good bye Frankenstein machine, you're going back to the minor league, i.e. being a back-up machine. Of course I can't recover any of my old files, but that's okay. No big deal, I'll just rewrite what I can remember.
The techs at Best Buy said the machine probably wasn't worth trying to fix. So that's a big thumbs down to them. That's where I bought the machine, and they should know about issues with any machine they've sold in the past. My next computer is going to be one I've built myself. This way I will know it frontwards and backwards, from the hardware to the software, and it will be cool. ( Pun intended... )
I've installed firefox, and that seems to have solved my blogger problems. Much happiness ensues!
I'm trying a new ISP, and I was hoping I would have a little better bandwidth, but the supposed "high speed", isn't so high. Oh well. I've been using AOL, I know...meh, but it's a budget consideration. Unfortunately, I spent most of yesterday trying to get AOL installed with NO LUCK. So I decided to try Netzero. At first it seemed SLOWER, but now it seems to be okay. I may see if I can get a reasonably priced DSL service with the phone company.
Al in all, it's been a fairly productive couple of days. My best computer is fixed, and blogging issues are no longer issues. Plus, when I'm REALLY BORED I can play browser games. The next thing is to climb a bit higher on the bandwidth ladder.
I think I've gained a few points in my Computer Tech skill.
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