[mythtv-users] FC4 & MythTV - Computer powering down... sort of! - FRUSTRATION!!

Matt Mossholder matt at mossholder.com
Tue Oct 25 00:09:10 EDT 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 19:53 -0800, Jon Reynolds wrote:

> David Bennett wrote:
> > I am getting completely frustrated and am hoping someone has some
> > suggestions. This might be Linux related, but I have a feeling it is
> > hardware, tell me what you think. (A while back I posted about my
> > Linux system crashing, here is where we are at:)
> > 


> > 
> > Has anyone encoutered anything like this?
> > Any ideas?
> I had a gigabyte board and the same problem, I thought it was the power 
> supply but I put a new one in and still the same problem. My son said it 
> was the RAM but I just retired the box rather than continue trying to 
> troubleshoot it. Seems strange that you have a gigabyte and I did too 
> and you are experiencing the same problem as I did.
> Anyone else have a gigabyte board and run into weird power issues?
> Jon

Sounds like a grounding problem. Heat expansion can make things short
out in weird ways.  Check to make sure all of the holes in the
motherboard that are metal lined are mounted with screws to the case,
via those screws that have the built in female end at the top. They
really need to cover this better in the manuals....

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