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Hi Chery Regarding the posted solution to your problem re using an erasor to clean the gold plated RAM contacts I have no issue with this post as such as it was good advice, except never use an erasor to clean gold plated contacts ! The reason? An erasor is an abrasive tool that will definately remove the gold plating and reduce its long term reliability (if youve alreay done it, look at the contacts with a strong magnifier and see what I mean!) One large, international computer company had excellent employee relationships, but they would sack you immediately if you used an erasor to clean any of their companies gold plated products ! Instead use an alcohol soaked lint free clean soft cloth and rub the contacts with this. Avoid touching the contacts wth your fingers etc as deposited oils will lead to more problems later. You used to be able to buy prepackaged alcohol soaked cotton wool "buds" which are similar to the cleaning "wands" used to clean the heads on mainframe hard disk heads and video vcr heads and these are an alternative. Try your local chemist Good luck to you hpxref
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
Pleasure in advance. ok, it sounds like the computer is having a very hard time. this massive falure can be caused by many things, heat stress, component faluire, etc... but as its getting through the post, i suggest the problem lies, in either the HDD, partition, IDE CABLE, and/or RAM. take the ram out and being carfull for the clips! take a soft eraser, pencil eraser and gently rub the glod connectors on the RAM and when it shines up replace the RAM and find old or new IDE cables and replace thoes, checking for broken pins on the HDD or on the motherboard. if everything stull doesnt work, look here: (pdf) http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/spec_optix_gx280_en.pdf for further understanding and troubble shooting and possibly reload the BIOS at: http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz&releaseid=R113394&SystemID=PLX_GX280&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=162&devlib=0&typecnt=1&vercnt=6&formatcnt=1&fileid=148801 good luck !
Posted on Sep 25, 2007
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