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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Well, the usual shit's hit the fan with the STUDIO PC.

Well, the usual shit's hit the fan with the STUDIO PC.

I successfully installed the latest version of Linux Mint on it, after changing partitions and moving files about. Most of the data was on the new 3TB drive, and with the rearrangement the 1 TB drive had Win7 (now with more space) and Linux on it. A third .5 TB drive was set aside for OpenSim and 3D stuff, which meant that the 4th drive (.75 TB) was now empty, because everything on it had been moved elsewhere.

Bare in mind that I was able to boot to Win and the old Mint install before the new install, and because the 4th drive had nothing on it it was ignored by both Win and Linux. I had a minor issue with the Mint install in that GRUB bombed when I booted, but that could be fixed, as I'd done in the past, using Super Grub 2.

So, I powered everything down and removed the power plug. Then I found the spare drive and removed that from the PC. Then I carefully removed the RAM and unplugged the data and power cables to the hard drives and cdrom because they were very tangled. I placed the remaining drives in  brackets so that they were spaced away from each other to avoid extra heat, and then re-plugged everything in.

Wouldn't boot.

There'd be a single beep, and nothing. If I put the Super Grub 2 CD in the rom it would spin around for a bit, and the blue light indicating hard drive activity with briefly come on. I could hear the fan going but no picture, no matter what I did.  Arghu, frustration! I googled solutions relevant to the motherboard (an ASUS AB5XM-A) and it suggested that I power off, safely remove all the ram and the connections to everything else, then power on and listen for error beeps. Only now it there were no beeps and no fan, so I'm guessing I just blew the power supply (or maybe more charitably it was faulty anyway and finally died).

Argh, this is just so annoying. Either way it's now past my technical skills and I'm probably going to have to take it into the shop to be repaired (do doubt with a brand new power supply installed). The Studio PC's been a bit of a jinxed computer ever since it was put together (originally by Kevin). It's on its 2nd box and motherboard, and hard drives kept dying in it!  Dare I take it into the shop that I got the RecRoom PC fixed a while ago? Whoever did that left the 2nd cdrom unplugged (DUH).

Time to put it aside until I figure it out.

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