additional info on daughter's broke machine

Discussion in 'Soyo' started by Sligo, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Sligo

    Sligo Guest

    It is a soyo dragon lite. As noted in earlier post, originally one short
    beep and a long 15 second beep and power off. I left it lying on its side
    with the side panel off to observe the CPU fan. I gave up and left it
    overnight that way. This am the machine started up and I downloaded XP
    updates, sent e-mail and all was well during the 3 or 4 hours use.
    I put side back on and set it upright. After being off for over 5 or 6
    hours the original problem is back on first boot attempt and additional
    boots. Is it possible that the cpu fan does not like the vertical setup?
    Does this make any sense to any readers?
    Thank you,
    Seamus J. Wilson
    Sligo, Apr 15, 2004
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  2. Did you try a different/new cpu fan?
    Maybe the bearings are shot in the existing fan????
    Or maybe a grounding/shorting issue, or something shifting with the
    just an idea or two!
    dave AKA vwdoc1, Apr 15, 2004
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  3. Sligo

    Sligo Guest

    Thank you for ideas.
    Seamus J.
    Sligo, Apr 15, 2004
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    acajka Guest

    Does the cpu fan startup when the case is positioned upright? If not, then
    you need a new one. If it does run with the chassis upright, then I would
    be looking for some type of mechanical mounting issue with the motherboard
    itself or installed pc cards. Take out any cards an reseat in the slots, and
    check that the 6 or 8 motherboard mounting screws are tight.

    acajka, Apr 15, 2004
  5. Glad you got it running well again!
    you're welcome! :)
    dave AKA vwdoc1, Apr 16, 2004
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