aarrggh!! part 3, continued

it’s an ASRock M810LMR mother board, and after clearing the CMOS on it, it still doesn’t work, which is a solid indication that the mother board is defective…

which i don’t get at all… how can a part of the computer that has no moving parts “wear out”?

presumably, if i buy another socket A462 motherboard (because i don’t want to have to buy a new processor), something more than what has been happening will happen. also i have to be careful to get a mother board that takes DIMM memory chips, because i don’t want to have to buy new memory as well. my recollection is that the mother board itself cost around $40, but if i have to buy a new processor and new memory, it will be significantly more.

now it’s just a matter of drumming up enough customers to pay me so that i can actually afford to buy a new mother board… which could be later this week, or it could be early next year. 8/

3 thoughts on “aarrggh!! part 3, continued”

  1. Means he knows nothing about that flavor of Linux. Perhaps, if you’re lucky, he does know soemthing about Linux in general, but it might just be a Windows box or something.

    The Linux box’s components might have been running harder or had something go wrong which scorched some pathways, or something like that. I couldn’t tell you why it failed, I’m not a repair technician, nor could I see the signs if I looked. It’s too bad that the main box is the one to go, though.

  2. my recollection is that i bought the mobo some time around when i had my injury – late 2002 to late 2003 some time, so around 5 years or so… but if you’re putting that kind of a time frame on it, it makes me wonder about my mac, or my windows laptop, both of which are closer to 10 years old than my linux box, and i haven’t had anything like the problems with them that i’ve had with the linux box…

    also, as an aside, i wonder if i should be concerned when the guy that i found in the yellow pages under computer repair said that he had never heard of kubuntu…?

  3. It does have moving parts, just they move at the subatomic level – perhaps some of the electron pathways on your chips have burnt themselves out, which is why the whole thing is shot now. I suppose that’s “wear”. How long have you had this board? If it’s been five-ten years, then maybe wear could be expected.

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