[mythtv-users] New Media Center PC...options?
beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 9 17:33:03 UTC 2006
On Dec 9, 2006, at 9:28 AM, Michael Tiller wrote:
> OK. I just blew (another!) motherboard and I needed to fix that
> computer. When discussing what to do, my wife asked me what I
> "wanted" to do about it. I cleaned my ears out and said, "you said
> 'want'...you understand that 'want' is different than 'need'" and
> she said "well just tell me what you want to do about it".
How on earth are you "blowing" motherboards? In over 20 years and
more mobos than I can remember I have never "blown" one.
You should take at least elementary precautions, grounding yourself
before touching things. An anti-static wrist strap is not a bad idea
(please use a "real" one with a series resistor as fried user is not
a very palatable thought). If you don't have an anti-static mat to
work on at least use the anti-stat bag the board presumably came in.
Unless you figure out why you are "blowing" stuff I suspect you will
continue to have problems.
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