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POWERING ON MY $600 486 GAMING COMPUTER!

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    Fonaplats victim of incest [daylong jump-start that nome]
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    General Butt.Naked African Astronaut
    lol
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    RIPtotse Tuskegee Airman
    Fona you have an absolutely hilarious way of spending your hard earned cash bro lol
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    Donald Trump Space Nigga
    I seen something similar when trying to use an inverter in this campervan, looks like the transformer you have just can't hack it. Electrical loads come in all sorts of varieties, so even if it can drive one device, it can't drive another. Also the Bat-Flu-Bandits straight up lie about the specs of their devices by at least 50%
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    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    I don't know what to do now.
    Thoughts?
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    You should have bought 5 smartphones to run 5 games of OSRS and bot farm to make back the money

    https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/375486

    "Hi all, its been a while since Ive opened up a 486 :) Anyway someone has bought one to me that wont start up. When the power button is pressed the PSU start up, LED's on front of the PC light up but thats it. There is no video signal at all. There are no POST beeps when its turned on so I'm not sure what to check.
    I've tried the video card in another slot but to no avail.
    Ant ideas on what I should try next?

    Thanks!

    It is probably the motherboard .... or the video card .... or a long shot, the PSU. Assuming they actually want it fixed and intend on using their current software.

    I would:

    1) Try to find an old Pentium Motherboard and CPU, and install that. (though, most pentium motherboards that I touch seem to die soon) Charge a reasonable service fee and send them on their way.
    2) failing that, build a cheap, simple system using modern parts."

    Power off, open case, remove all cards, ram and drive connections from the mobo.
    dust off all connectors, reinstall ram, boot up and check for a single beep during the bootup sequence. Power off, install video card, power up and recheck for the beep. Power off again, repeat for each other device. Dust and time are the biggest problems.

    Any uses for old 486s? yes they make great retic timers and can always be donated to charities

    it will be the dip switches...

    you will have to make sure you have the right configuration on the MB

    Make sure the Mhz and bus speed are correct depending on what 486 you have...

    EDO? ram

    Auto sensing made everyone forget how bloody annoying it was to get the small freakin switches on the pins
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    Still don't know why you didn't just buy a 120v AT power supply to stick in it instead of that transformer thing. Does it change the output frequency too? 60hz for 240V usually, whereas your input is 50hz...not sure if that matters though...it might. Also is it outputting enough current?

    Strip down the mobo to the bear minimum...graphics output, small amount of memory, keyboard...nothing else and see if it powers on. If you got a bunch of boards etc already plugged in it there might be an IRQ conflict or something.
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    Originally posted by BeeReBuddy I don't know what to do now.
    Thoughts?

    take close up shots of your step up transformer. the specs on it. if your power supply is a generic 500W, then make sure your step up transformer is capable of providing 500w as well.
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    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson Still don't know why you didn't just buy a 120v AT power supply to stick in it instead of that transformer thing. Does it change the output frequency too? 60hz for 240V usually, whereas your input is 50hz…not sure if that matters though…it might. Also is it outputting enough current?

    Strip down the mobo to the bear minimum…graphics output, small amount of memory, keyboard…nothing else and see if it powers on. If you got a bunch of boards etc already plugged in it there might be an IRQ conflict or something.

    thats not how you troubleshoot.

    you start with the easiest fix first.
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    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny thats not how you troubleshoot.

    you start with the easiest fix first.



    Troubleshooting isn't fixing. Again you start buy running a bare minimum system..if it boots up then it's something else other than the mainboard.
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    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson

    Troubleshooting isn't fixing.

    troubleshooting is a part of fixing. and you start by troubleshooting the easiest part to fix in the system.

    which in this case, is by merely observing and ensuring the step up transformer is able to provide the wattage required.


    Again you start buy running a bare minimum system..if it boots up then it's something else other than the mainboard.

    thats assuming the PSU in the cpu is functional and in perfect working order. it might not and its the second thing to check.
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    Originally posted by the man who put it in my hood You should have bought 5 smartphones to run 5 games of OSRS and bot farm to make back the money

    this still isn't off the table except you gotta run 10 bots now
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    Donald Trump Space Nigga
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny which in this case, is by merely observing and ensuring the step up transformer is able to provide the wattage required.

    Most of these devices use a huge amount of current for a tiny amount of time powering on. That's clearly where the problem is, not in the continuous load part.
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    BeeReBuddy African Astronaut [pimp your due marabout]
    Seriously about sick of computers to tell the truth.
    I spent so much on computers this year I wanna shoot my dick off.
    Damn beeping sons of bitches.
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    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny troubleshooting is a part of fixing.



    No it isn't, you can troubleshoot something WITHOUT fixing it.
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    your a fucking retard you could have used that money to buy like 20 $100 outdated ihpones with cracked screens from ebay and run 20 VPNS for each running a runescape gold farming script making 1mil GP/hr for 6 hours per bot per day x 20 bots is 120mil GP/day 840million gp/week or 3.36bil/month

    1 billion OSRS Gold is worth around $590 so you make roughly $1500 USD / month for a $2k investment
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    or 6 visits to the Asian Spa for "The works"
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    you could buy 5 asian hookers for that price and rent them out by the hour and make your money back in a week THINK FONAPALTS THINK!!!!!
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    Or buy a rickshaw and start a rickshaw taxi service...could be the next Uber.
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    stl1 Dark Matter
    Originally posted by Jiggaboo_Johnson

    No it isn't, you can troubleshoot something WITHOUT fixing it.



    But, can you fix something without troubleshooting it (without getting real lucky or just throwing a lot of money at it)?
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