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Strange rectangles on startup

I Have a Strange Problem The PC has been working fine all along then when I changed the IDE Cable for the DVD Rom and Turned the computer suddenly it displayed small attached rectagles with different colours all across the monitor some are flashing some not. even when I revert back to the old IDE cable, or to any other for that matter, it just keeps doing the same thing Please Please help Iam Desperate here

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Re: Strange rectangles on startup

The problem come only after you change the ide cable, so hi chances that when you insert the ide cable into the Mboard, too much force causing the Mboard pcb trace open cct. Mean you need to replace the Mboard. hope it help.

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Re: Strange rectangles on startup


Verify that all cables, connectors, components and devices are where they should be and fitted snugly to their mate/counterpart.

It could either be you video or your memory. If your PC has a built-in video then it is in all probability the memory. Either way, try removing and cleaning the gold contacts/pins using a pencil eraser. Thereafter clean the slot(s) where they are inserted using a clean paint brush or a disposable toothbrush. When reseating/re-inserting, pls make sure that you hear an audible click/snapping sound that assures you that the component was placed back in properly. At other times, wiggling the memory (or video card) a bit also helps.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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