[mythtv-users] HELP! 64bit Mythbuntu spontaneously reboots (32bit didn't)
krt at krt.com.au
Wed Jul 11 04:35:22 UTC 2012
On 11/07/12 06:18, Richard wrote:
> On 09/07/12 23:22, Kingsley Turner wrote:
>> I recently re-installed Mythbuntu 12.04 64bit on a machine that was
>> running Mythbuntu 11.10 32-bit PAE (without this issue)
>> Everything seems to be working - it records, plays back, does everything
>> OK - except that sometimes the box reboots itself?!
> I doubt this is your problem but have you tried wiggling the power cables
> in the case to see if there's a bad connection? I just finished building
> my system, case and all, and had a similar problem to you. The box would
> just suddenly reset for no apparent reason. I eventually tracked it down
> to a very slightly loose connection on the power cable to the
> motherboard. Pin 14 (the green wire) is normally shorted by the
> motherboard to ground to tell the power supply to turn on and provide full
> power. Because the connection on this wire was a bit loose, it would stop
> being shorted to ground and the power supply would turn off. Invariably
> it turned back on again immediately (no idea why) making it look more like
> a reset than power down. After I squeezed the connector a bit, the
> problem went away.
> As I say, if you haven't touched the hardware, only the software, there's
> no reason why you should suddenly have this problem but if all else fails,
> it may be worth checking.
I did replace 2 hard disks when I re-installed. So maybe something became
I've just checked the plug connections, pulled, clean && re-seated the RAM,
vacuumed the dust off all the filters & fans...
Fingers crossed that was it.
thanks for the help,
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