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Re: logins and logouts hang



On Tue, 23 Sep 2003 16:17:00 -0400, 
vikki@neuromancer.homelinux.com (Vikki Roemer) wrote in message 
<20030923201700.GB20476@neuromancer.homelinux.com>:

> On Tue, Sep 23, 2003 at 09:18:06PM +0200, Arnt Karlsen wrote:
> > 
> > ..uhmmm, yep, sounds like you spun it up _good_.  You probably fried
> > the motor or the fan bearings, in the former case you can blow the 
> > fan up to speed with any kind of smokers lungs, in the latter case
> > it won't turn over without liberal use of your canned up air.  
> > Either way, replace it.  ;-)
> 
> Oh, man, a whole new psu?  Well, no CDs for my birthday *this* year.
> :( Thankfully, my birthday money is coming in 'cause my birthday is
> next Tuesday.  Or can I just replace the fan?  I have another psu
> sitting around here and its fan is perfectly fine, it's just a mite
> underpowered  to put in this computer.  But do you think I should try
> to swap fans, or would I prolly kill myself?

..only if you try one of my "preserve uptime" stunts.  ;-)  

..first gut your old psu to see the inside and for the fan and to boost
your ego for the swap ;-), you _may_ need to do some desoldering, ;-) 
or a quick snip.  ;-)

..then shut down the hot hox, yank the cord outta the PSU, and gut that 
too for the swap.  If the psu fan hook-ups are different, and the old 
fan is 3-wired, consider a plug into the main boards "PSU fan" socket, 
for "2-wired + heat sensor", I'd go with whatever looks the most like 
the new PSU old fans setup on placing the heat sensor, and feed it off 
5V for comfort or 12V for box comfort, a swich allows choosing both, 
one at a time.  ;-)

..chk the fan tags for voltage etc and verify rotation, economics on 
wire colors is more important to PSU vendors than making PSU servicing 
easy for nice little girls, see the big PSU tag for details ;-).

> > ..your air compressor, is also useable for truck tires or diver 
> > air bottles, or just to "redust" your place?  Air is _fun_.  ;-)  
> > My advice next time, is Moderation[Tm].  ;-)
> 
> Um, it has a tire attachment, I just found out this weekend.  My
> parents use it for everything from blowing up bike tires to cleaning
> dust out of the computers to cleaning dust out of ceramic molds.
> *shrug*  I assumed it was safe, since my dad said so.  *sigh* 

..it is, it is, those things are quite robust.  ;-)

> Shouldn't have aimed it at the psu, eh?

..well this next time you have it opened, clean it out good, 
heeding my advice: if you can take the air blast on your butt, 
so can the psu etc.  ;-)

-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt... ;-)
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.



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