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Brokedown computer.

After I woke up this morning, I noticed my computer had turned itself off sometime during the night. Pressed the power button -- nothing. Got under the desk and checked all the cords, the PSU switch on the back of the case, and reset my power strip before pressing the power button again -- still nothing. The numlock light on my keyboard /is/ on though, which I find confusing but hopeful. Until I call down to Altex for a quote on looking at Linden, I'm back to using Naess, my old computer, in Laurel's room.

Biko has pitched in her support by moving her stealth operations from under my computer desk (the "cat cave") to Laurel's bed while I am using her computer. This has led to me typing this and eating refried beans in the bedroom while Biko grooms her hind legs and shoots me "I'm gonna come lick your hairy legs" looks.

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liannanshith
Oct. 7th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Try leaving the computer unplugged for a minute or so and then plug it back in and try turning it back on. The PSU might have switched into "I think I'm shorted out mode" or "I'm in sleep mode, but confused." That's what I'm guessing by the numlock thing.
oddharmonic
Oct. 9th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
Vogon took the PSU down to our local Altex and had it tested. It's dead as a doornail so he picked up a replacement. Now the numlock light, the PSU and chipset fan all come on but there's no sounds of booting and my monitor displays "no signal detected".

It's an improvement. Not a big one, but something.

And if worse comes to worse, my old system is working although Laurel won't like giving up more time on it to me.
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