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Forum: BSOD Help and Support 03 Jul 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By westom
Long before PCs existed, we would even replace...

Long before PCs existed, we would even replace integrated circuits on HP minicomputers to make them work again. A disk drive from another manufacturer (late 1960s) used motor oil for one HP system....
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 02 Jul 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By westom
Does not happen. Been doing this stuff (hardware...

Does not happen. Been doing this stuff (hardware and software) even when disk drives moved heads with motor oil. A power failure during a write once meant the written file was lost and the older...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 01 Jul 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By westom
Shotgunning is to fix something whether it is...

Shotgunning is to fix something whether it is good or defective. 'Nuke 'n paving" simply destroys useful facts and numbers system (event) logs. Text and numbers from a BSOD also would have...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 01 Jul 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By westom
If lightning caused damage, then hardware is...

If lightning caused damage, then hardware is defective. Lightning does nothing to change software. Trying to fix a hardware problem with software will only cure symptoms.

Withholding facts means...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 05 Jul 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 21,791
Posted By westom
Long before PCs existed, better manufacturers...

Long before PCs existed, better manufacturers always provided comprehensive hardware diagnostics for free. No better way will identify and solve hardware problems. All manufacturers have these...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 26 Nov 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By westom
First, unexplained because you did not do what...

First, unexplained because you did not do what must exist before any useful answer is possible. Again, "USB stutter is due to noise. Nobody can say anything useful until all connections are...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Nov 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By westom
None defines appliance protection. Plenty of...

None defines appliance protection. Plenty of hearsay exists when one only believe a first thing told. Many do not do what is always necessary to learn. A recommendation must say why with numbers. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Nov 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 1,537
Posted By westom
To sometimes compromise better protection already...

To sometimes compromise better protection already inside a computer, get that near zero joule power surge protector. It only claims to protect from surges too tiny to overwhelm protection already...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 25 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
Zero risk exists when opening a computer. A...

Zero risk exists when opening a computer. A meter does not cause damage. That is the point. Best information exists without disconnecting any wires or removing any part. Nothing dangerous exists...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 24 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
But the point is numbers. Numbers were not...

But the point is numbers. Numbers were not recorded in the original BSOD. Numbers for voltages were not reported from HWInfo. In every case, nothing useful is contributed because numbers are...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
I am not disputing that other information. HWInfo...

I am not disputing that other information. HWInfo is a powerful tool. But anything else can act defective and be reported defective if a power 'system' (more than just a PSU) outputs power that can...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 23 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
Never short your help of information. What...

Never short your help of information. What number do you call normal. HWinfo does not typically measure all voltages that can cause your symptoms. HWInfo is also dependent on a voltmeter that is...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 19 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
Lapping, as noted, will not get the tiniest...

Lapping, as noted, will not get the tiniest imperfections out. Worse, if you flatten that surface, then thermal resistance across a 'CPU to heatsink' interface will increase. Most all heat...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
Let's discuss what thermal compound does. Most...

Let's discuss what thermal compound does. Most heat transfers through the lowest thermal resistance - direct 'CPU to heatsink' interface. Some microscopic holes (air) exist. Thermal compound...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 18 Sep 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 1,483
Posted By westom
None of those items even claim to protect from a...

None of those items even claim to protect from a surge that might do damage. Furthermore, if a surge was both incoming and outgoing from that computer, then a failure is obvious - not speculated. ...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jul 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By westom
What is a power supply? The best voltage...

What is a power supply? The best voltage regulator. Why would anyone need a 'magic box' on a power cord? They would spend $hundreds to fix a problem created by saving $tens on a PSU. Just another...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 14 Jul 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By westom
Lightning repeatedly struck one wall. So they...

Lightning repeatedly struck one wall. So they installed lightning rods. Lightning struck that wall again. If lightning strikes inside a rod's "cone of protection", then lightning is saying a human...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jul 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By westom
A protector was so grossly undersized as to be...

A protector was so grossly undersized as to be destroyed by a surge that could not even melt a phone line. That protector should not have melted. Melting suggests a protector was so unsafe as to be...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jul 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By westom
Responsible is to read what was stated. ...

Responsible is to read what was stated. Protection was strongly recommended. But only protection that works. Effective protection at a computer is already inside a computer. In some cases, an...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jul 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By westom
Why are protectors rated by numbers in terms of...

Why are protectors rated by numbers in terms of an 8/20 microsecond spike? Because that transient requires protection. Please stop ignoring a spec number, such as 8/20 usec, because you did not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Jul 2016
Replies: 21
Views: 1,644
Posted By westom
That is not how any protection works. Surges and...

That is not how any protection works. Surges and spikes are microsecond events. Disconnecting takes milliseconds or seconds. How many hundreds consecutive surges would pass through a disconnecting...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By westom
A smelly PSU was replaced. Computer still did...

A smelly PSU was replaced. Computer still did not work. How can that be when you know a burned smell from a PSU means it must be defective?

Who said anything about complex equipment? Read...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By westom
Another powered off a computer that was always on...

Another powered off a computer that was always on for months. It would not repower. That proved (using wild speculation) that power cycling is destructive. Then I took it. A pullup resistor had...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By westom
Point demonstrated by his post. Every computer...

Point demonstrated by his post. Every computer has a power controller. He never heard of it? Those educated by hearsay, speculation, and advertising would not know of that controller. That...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Jul 2016
Replies: 56
Views: 4,131
Posted By westom
A perfectly good PSU can act defective in an...

A perfectly good PSU can act defective in an otherwise good system. A bad PSU can actually boot and run a system. Reality was explained multiple times. Many assume a defect and a failure always...
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