Re: computer hypothermia -- help!
On Wed, 25 Dec 2002 10:24:49 -0600
Nori Heikkinen <email@example.com> wrote:
> due to circumstances beyond my control, my computer has spend much of
> the past four days in the trunk of various cars schlepping 1000 miles
> across the frozen Midwest. i've done this lots of times before, but
> usually the trip takes half as long, and is much colder.
> i have a couple questions, one of which is rather open-ended. what do
> you think could have caused this? was it the cold? do hard drives
> poo from being frozen?
> does this one appear to be legitimately dying? do i need to look into
> getting a new one now as opposed to the 6 months or more i was going
> to wait?
Is this a desktop or laptop system? If it's a desktop box that's been
carried around I would suggest you get a clean shutdown then open the
box and remove everything that plugs in (cards, memory, maybe even cpu)
then put it all back in. Thermal expansion/contraction has most likely
caused a few bad connections.
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