[mythtv-users] HELP! 64bit Mythbuntu spontaneously reboots (32bit didn't)

Kingsley Turner 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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