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Windows 7: Some Times You Know too Much.

12 Dec 2010   #11

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

"I know just enough to be truly dangerous !" One of my popular phrases which has proven apt more than a couple of times.
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12 Dec 2010   #12
Lava King

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Oh and also check the 9v's in the smoke alarms speaking from experience.

Went to visit my grandmother once, when I got to her house she wasn't home. I let myself in to wait for her to get back. I had just started reading the newspaper when the smoke alarm chirped. So, being the diligent grandson that I am, I went to Wal Mart to get new batteries for the smoke alarms. Returned to the house, installed the batteries and waited for grandma.

When Grandma got home, I told her about the smoke alarms. She said "Is that what that was? I've been spraying for crickets!"

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12 Dec 2010   #13

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Some of these replies are hilarious!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
I was kinda like that when I had a HDD failure a while back. The HDD went out pretty hard, had the loud clicking noises and head scraping on the platter. When I got my new HDD, I was paranoid about any noise that even resembled what I heard when the previous HDD died.
That happened to me once. I was halfway through the HD test when I noticed that the disturbing noise was one of my dogs gnawing on a bone...
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13 Dec 2010   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Banging noise coming from my side mounted 230mm fan. Took side panel off and notice all four screws were loose. Tightened screws and replaced. Noise continued so I removed side panel and figured that the fan blades were striking the side panel so I took washers and shimmed the fan away from side panel and noise was lessened. Removed the side panel again and double shimmed the fan and no the fan was really loud? Removed and tried three shims each and the fan was stopped. Mean time I had RMA'd the fan and the side panel. No combination of fans or side panels made the noise go away. Then I stared into the case with panel off and saw that the stiff 12volt cables to the GPU were a possible culprit. Bent then over more and velcro'd same to case, reinstalled and problem solved. Returned all RMA items and laughed. System runs perfect but major operator error !
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