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from Chris Whelan <[email protected]> contains these words:
> Clint Sharp wrote:
> > In message <[email protected]>, Chris Whelan
> > <[email protected]> writes
> >>Anyone have any other ideas before I give him the bad news please?
> > Check the DIMM slots with a magnifying glass, you might be lucky and
> > find he's bent a contact which is shorting.
> Thanks, I'll do that.
> > Also reseat the graphics
> > card and remove any other cards.
> The MB has onboard graphics; a gfx card was also installed. I've tried using
> just the onboard, but no luck.
> > Make sure the relevant mounting pillars
> > are relevant and that there aren't any 'extra' ones that might have just
> > come into play.
> I hadn't thought of that, although the machine has been in use for a couple
> of years.
I've one such example where the solder resist lacquer layer initially
protected the circuit traces involved from being framed by the 'extra'
brass support pillar for a couple of years. The inevitable vibrations
finally caused the solder resist layer to wear away, allowing a framing
fault to finally appear.
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