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Linuxlite to the rescue
« on: October 04, 2015, 06:13:15 PM »
 

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Got a call from a very dear friend this afternoon with the dire words My puter wont start.   (Windows 7}

Tried a normal boot.......Crashed
Tried to boot in safe mode.......Crashed.

Hardware failure......???????

Will try LL2.6 live USB.......The Acer lappy booted perfectly.

Now have very happy friend running Linux Lite 2.6 fully installed.

Jocklad  :) :)
 
Last Edit: October 04, 2015, 06:17:38 PM by Jocklad
 


Re: Linuxlite to the rescue
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 09:57:53 PM »
 

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Very nice Jocklad! :)
 

Re: Linuxlite to the rescue
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 11:04:56 PM »
 

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Speaking of rescuing, I just dusted off a old Dell Pentium 4 - 2.8Ghz machine I had in the garage sitting in a corner. I was going to use this for parts, but dunno what to do with it now, lol. Probably will recycle it or sell it since I have no use for it, but I put LL 32 bit for laughs and kicks. After all, it is only a 32-bit machine with 512MB of memory.

I also found my dad's 1970s era SounDesign stereo manual tune AM/FM radio with an 8-Track player on the left side speaker. I've been searching around for this particular model all over the internet, and cannot find any information on it, other than what is provided on the backs of the speakers. It is a briefcase style radio, where both speakers attach to a bottom hinge for transport. It's a really cool design.

You can probably tell that I'm in the U.S. We are one of the only countries where you'll find 120 Volt household plugs. 240 Volt plugs do exist here, but extremely rare for use in low power items.

Computer: http://imgur.com/a/kLSyA

Radio: http://imgur.com/a/Q73zF
Last Edit: October 05, 2015, 11:08:43 PM by Teddy
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Re: Linuxlite to the rescue
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2015, 01:46:02 AM »
 

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Nice one Teddy :)
 

Re: Linuxlite to the rescue
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2015, 06:56:47 AM »
 

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I noticed the 3rd picture had a can of WD-40 added. Did you really have to oil the HDD to get it to boot up? LOXL
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Re: Linuxlite to the rescue
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Re: Linuxlite to the rescue
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2015, 10:56:51 AM »
 

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I had to use WD-40 to remove the real rusted areas on the VGA connector of the monitor, just to get it to recieve a video signal. The monitor was trash anyway, it actually cut-off a few times while I was taking the pictures lol. It was already near the end of its life to say the least.

When I first got it out, computer was beeping at me like crazy, turned out all that was needed to boot was to re-seat the RAM in its slots. The RAM was not completely contacting the motherboard.
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