RJM

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  • Birthday 06/10/1957

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  1. Thank you for your replies. I taped and reseated the cable on both ends and it still has the problem. I'll probably just give it back to her as both the battery and keyboard are bad. It was built in 2008.
  2. I am repairing a Dell Inspiron 1545 for a friend of mine's 17 year old son who dropped it, breaking the screen. He replaced the screen but now it has these problems with some pink backgrounds and some pix elated dots. See pictures attached. Laptup are from the laptop screen, monitor are from an external monitor plugged into the laptop. The problem also appears on the BIOS setup screen so it does not appear to be a driver problem. The LCD internal tests run fine, all screen colors are pure and correct. Internal self test gives the error code 2000-0413 No LCD cable detected. Do you think this is only a cable problem or something more serious because the laptop was dropped? Laptop left pics --- Ext. Monitor RT. pics
  3. A digitally derived value of an analog number is inherently inaccurate.
  4. Now 6 months later, it ate another memory stick. I took out the bad stick of ram. ran it for 2 days, had a GPU blue screen, rebooted and checked my core temperatures ! 79C.I Immediately shut it down. One of my heatsink push pins broke. I repaired that problem, but now no post. Set motherboard out of case with just CPU - no post. I thought that I fried my CPU. I then tried the other motherboard that never worked and had the same result, no beeps. I then made a paperclip tool to remove the BIOS chip and swapped them between boards.I booted up with just the CPU and RAM installed. One long and three short beeps (no video card installed and there was no video card), I guess I fixed the brand new motherboard that had a bad BIOS chip. I'm only posting this puntoMX because you said "I don't think you would gain much by that" when I asked you about changing Bios chips. I broke another heatsink push-pin reinstalling and am currently waiting for the replacements, but it looks like I'm back up and running again with a never used motherboard.
  5. Thanks, replacing “details” with “confirmation” in the URL works.
  6. I get this problem on my home computer and laptop, both genuine Windows installations Is WGA gone too? I was trying to download a copy of WMP 11 because I accidentally deleted it. I later found a saved copy. .
  7. No Script, it's a little annoying it blocks all JAVA scripts but remembers which ones that you unblock. http://noscript.net/
  8. I'm more confused now then ever. I just received my second stick of RAM, same as last week, installed it, no boot, no post. I removed the RAM stick that I received last week and installed the new stick in the first orange socket where the stick that I received last week was, and it booted! Both sticks good. I then put the first stick in the second orange slot and rebooted, no boot, no post. I then reset my bios to manually set my SPD. No difference. I then Reset my overclocking to zero, stock specs. with both memory sticks installed, To my surprise, the system booted. I then walked the bios upping my FSB from 280Mhz to 380Mhz, and it still boots and is stable ( Prime 95 1 hour ), I am now running at 3423Mhz vs 3411mHZ before with no problems. Not bad for a 6 year old 2400Mhz processor.
  9. Never mind, my 1 GB memory stick came today and I’m back up. Ordered another 1 GB stick, and with my 1Gb video card and 2 Gb memory I’m about full up on a 32 bit OS. I will RMA the original 2 sticks of Gskill memory as they have a lifetime warrantee. Then I’ll have 4 GB but I won’t be able to see all of it . Thanks for the suggestions. How about that, my front USB ports started working again!
  10. Never mind, my 1 GB memory stick came today and I’m back up. Ordered another 1 GB stick, and with my 1Gb video card and 2 Gb memory I’m about full up on a 32 bit OS. I will RMA the original 2 sticks of Gskill memory as they have a lifetime warrantee. Then I’ll have 4 GB but I won’t be able to see all of it . Thanks for the suggestions.
  11. I found one with an ICH10 Biostar P43D3 Socket LGA775 2xDDR3 P43 Motherboard DDR3 ICH10 $59.98 http://www.outletpc.com/rc5159.html SPECS. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Biostar/P43D3_6.x.html If only it was not Biostar and the reviews were not so bad.
  12. I had a E6600 overclocked to 3.4Ghz on a Asus P5w-dh-delux which died on me last week. Troubleshooting seems to be a memory problem so I ordered a new stick of DDR2 which won't be here to Friday. Being pessimistic I assume that my mother board has died instead of both my memory sticks (See help with my desktop thread). I've looked for LGA775 mother boards on Newegg and found these two that I am considering. One has DDR3 and one DDR2, I'm looking at the DDR3 board since DDR3 RAM is much cheaper and could be incorporated into my next build when I am employed again. DDR2 BIOSTAR T41 HD LGA 775 Intel G41 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138157 DDR3 ASUS P5G41T-M LX PLUS LGA 775 Intel G41 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard DDR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131794 I'm looking for a board with at least 4 SATA 2 or 3 ports, 1 PCIE 16, and 2 PCI slots. Equipment to be transferred 3 SATA-2 hard drives, ATI-HD5670, dial up modem PCI, 4port SATA controller PCI and a TDK DVD burner PATA for which I can get a $7.00 adapter from Newegg to convert it to SATA. PATA to SATA $6.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186095 Thanks for your opinions and alternatives.
  13. Would a mini or micro ATX fit in my Lian Li PC-61 USB case? Never mind, i looked it up -yes. That ups my options Now the question LGA775 or LGA1155 mother board. I ordered a 1GB stick of DDR2 because I don't get any beeps with the memory in and the video card out, but do get beeps without memory.
  14. Yes it's XP home. I was over at Tom's Hardware and they have a troubleshooting guide, and part of it states "If it looks like the PSU is good, install a memory stick. Boot. Beep pattern should change to one long and several short beeps indicating a missing graphics card. If you get this with motherboard graphics, your motherboard is bad. Silence, long single beeps, or series of short beeps indicate a problem with the memory. If you get short beeps verify that the memory is in the appropriate motherboard slots. " I get no beeps with the memory installed. Maybe 2 bad memory sticks? I might order a new stick from Newegg ( same rating as what I currently have). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231088 Not much available for motherboards that would work, this is all I could find with an ATX form factor, all the others are mini or micro ATX or open box. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138157 I could upgrade to an i5- 2500k for about $330.00 but it's really more then I want to spend. CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616 RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231394 Yes, I know with a 32 bit OS I wont see all 4GB. I'm on my backup PC a P-III 600Mhz with 256M of rdram (2 128M sticks) which I could double to 512M for $91.0----No. It's killing me. XP-home 32
  15. Would be worth while to swap the BIOS chips between the two motherboards?