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Kaboom.!! lol x.x.x

Hi hun.. if u dont mind iv got a question to ask. when analysin th pc prob what shud i say if for example its quite likely that th problems r arising from **** accumulating under th heatsink fan..which is in turn overheatin th CPU..as u must agree is often th case.. what do i tell them..do i explain how to ground stat electricity b4 removing th 4 screws holding a heatsink fan on to get under it to clean.?? and what happens if he naffs it up and sticks his finger inbetween 2 conductrs and goes kaboom.. am i liable.?? hahaha th last thing i need is to b blamed for peeps going kaboom.!! :○þ pmfslarrrfin.!! Dyanne x.x.x.x

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    Dyanne Reinis Nov 23, 2008

    thanks.. but wot do u class as a dangerous operation.. anything that involves th opening of th tower.?? cos th process u jus described iv done that many times i cud do it with my eyes shut..but for th novice it cud b kaboom time.!! actually i think iv made mi mind up.!! haha i wont mention th use of th screwdriver if they dont mention anything that cud remotely mean they no wot they doin :oD im not used to explaining my job im jus used to doing it hahaha.. i was a little reticent when i had to explain how to change th reg to get rid of runonce..but dat way is th most easiest and surefire way of success.. but i sussed dat.. i jus dont mention typing regedit in run 1st..if they no how to do that they got a good chance of succeeding cos its pretty straight forward.. if they dont no to do dat..nothing lost :oD thanks hun..hope u dont mind me coming to u again if i ever need to no summing.. :o) s'ok tho.. im not that much of a pain in th a**e.!! hahaha honest.! laterz..and thanks again xxx Dyanne.+*♥

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    Dyanne Reinis Nov 23, 2008

    ok il do that.. thanks again.!! lol i appreciate u answering me civilly and not as tho i were belonging in th realms of th brain dead like th 1st person i first asked.. he wasnt a guru tho..he was jus a plonker :○þ hahahaha and i donarf get my fair share of those :oD catcha round th place..il leave u alone now pmsl.! Tekz.+*♥

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Hi Didi

You are liable for any damaged caused to things or persons on Fixya, if you want for example tell the user to remove the heathsink and hoover it, stick to health and safety basic rules.

Tell them that the PC must be unplugged from power, and that they should not touch circuits.

I always suggest users to call a tech , and tell them that they can DIY, but at their risk.

If you tell them to hoover the inside, tell also them to use a small battery powered hoover, if they use their home hoover to near to the board they can s.uck in components and breack soldering joint.

Often you need to understand if the user has enough tech skills to do a repair job or not.

Personally I prefer to tell users that they should work with power cord not connected. If this is not possible, I tell them to call a tech, or to do a dangerous operation at their risk.

Hope this had been helpful.

Good luck!

G.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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    Ginko Nov 23, 2008

    Anything that the factory say that should not be performed by the user, nearly everything.

    Always tell users DIY at your risk, that is the best thing to do.

    If they risk to get electrocuted, tell them that they should not do this or that and that they should call an engineer.

    If they risk to mess up their system or to damage their stuff, just tell them that there is a risk of damage, or data loss.


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