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05 January 2007 @ 09:38 am
Running in circles back to square one  
Yesterday, I got the call that made me happy.  Fry's told me it was a bad piece of RAM, they'd gotten it to boot by putting a new RAM stick in the machine.

Cool!

I went and bought another gig of RAM (adding $110 to my total thus far), and brought the computer home.  Whereupon I discovered that I could also get the machine to boot.  In fact, it liked the experience so much, it did it again!  And again.  And again.

Yup.  Same damn problem that made me bring it in there in the first place.

So today, I'm bringing them the system and telling them for the third time that I think it's either the motherboard or CPU.  Grrrrr....
 
 
 
Fred 2.0lqc on January 5th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Just no luck for you. Hopefully all this wear and tear with the constant reboots isn't taking to heavy a toll on the install and what not. Good luck with Round 4 (I think I counted that right)
Idtechnomonkey on January 5th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Either way
If the install is wearing down from this, it'd be better for us to know it now. I'm gonna be using the sucker later on... =)

Technically this'd be round 3, but you're not wrong, since the first round had two diagnoses in it. I never took the computer home after they told me it was software - I forced them to move on to the hard drive.

If you want to see the punchline to all this, check out my latest entry...