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Solved: No Post After New Case

Q: Solved: No Post After New Case

I am really hoping someone else has already had this problem and has an easy fix!

We just bought a new Antech Nine Hundred case today and carefully and painstakingly transferred everything from our old home-built (which was only built this year - not really OLD). After carefully checking and rechecking everything, we hit the power button and get no post sound and no video. Everything appears to power up, all fans come on and everything seems to have power though we get no post beeps at all and no video. The video card fans come on, so I am sure it has power and we tried moving it to another slot with no luck. We removed non-essentials as well, but since everything worked this morning I don't think there is actually a defective part here.

The video card was replaced just 2 weeks ago, and everything worked perfectly this morning before transferring to the new case. We have checked and rechecked cables and pins and cannot figure this out.

We are running a 500W power supply, and an evga 9600 GT video card on a Gigabyte S-Series mobo.

Any suggestions?

A: Solved: No Post After New Case

I would pull everything out of the case. Do an out of case build to make sure you have not damaged something. Once you are sure the system posts outside of the case, then install the mb, pw supply, and video card only.

Again check to see that it posts. If it does, then shutdown and connect/install parts one at a time. Checking post each time.

I am assuming you marked the places to install standoffs and checked the board fit before installing.

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Ok, I'm in the process of updating my MOBO and Processor. I have bought a new powersupply to accompany it. I've got everything hooked up. Push the power button on the case, now all of a sudden:
- the LED light on the front of the case is 'Red' (use to be green).
-Along with this, the 2 cd drives dont power up, (no lights, tray-open buttons dont work).
-The HD starts to spin
- Heatsink for the powersupply turns on

Now, I have found that if I unplug the IDE cable from the MOBO (which is connecting the 2 cd drives, because the HD is SATA) the 2 cd drives are now working. I am able to open the treys.
-But, computer still doesnt get to the POST
-I have taken the processor out and tested, same thing
-I have taken the MOBO out of the case, same thing.
-I have taken the RAM out of the MOBO, same thing

So, I thought it was the MOBO. Called the place I bought it from, they sent me a brand new one. got everything hooked up, same thing.

It is a GEFORCE 6100-M9 MOBO, accompanied with a AMD 64 3700+.

Has anyone had this problem before? If so, I would really like some insight on what I could try next.

A:Case wont get to a post

Hello and welcome to techspot.

Did you use the riser pins under the motherboard to separate it from your case?

Please list your parts in detail. Are you using the integrated graphics or a graphics card? What are the details of the ram you are using? What power supply do you have (watts and how many amps on the +12v rail).

More details please.

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I get a failure to post when I switch my computer on (I put it together in December 2004, I

have not added anything in the last couple of months or so, although sometimes the computer

would shut down by itself at night for reasons I could not figure out). No beeps (as far as I

can remember the computer beeped once when it used to start correctly), the MB light comes

on,the fans come on and in the beginning the HDD light just came on and stayed on. I started by

taking off all the pci boards. I reset the CMOS by unplugging the computer, taking the battery

out waiting for 15-20 secs, resetting using the jumpers and putting the jumper back in the

original position. I even tried booting without hard drive and optical drives and floppy drive.

As a last ditch I took out everything except cpu and tried to boot. I have tried to push down

on the power connectors and everything I could imagine no luck, no beeps. I strongly suspect

its the Motherboard. It could also be the memory or the PSU or the CPU. I don't have spares of

either. I have tried the graphics card in another computer and that seems to work. Here is my

system configuration

-Aus P5P800 865PE with AMI bios
-Coolmax True power 2.0 550 Watts power supply
- P4/3.2 Ghz 800MHz LGA775
-Mushkin pc3200 DDRAM - 3-3-3-8 timing (not a verified vendor by Asus but it has worked fine

for close to two years)
-3-hard drives - 2 PATA and 1 SATA and 2 Optical Drives and floppy drive
-Radeon 9000PRo graphics... Read more

A:Post Failure, cpu and case fan on

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I recently purchased a brand new case

I transferred my current computer guts to this new case from the old one.

Corasair 750w CMPSU
Asus p5N72-T Premim
Corsair 240 pinn 1066 x2 Dominator
Intel Core 2 Duo Wolfdale E7600

After three hours of carefully taking out the parts from the old case and placing them into the new one, I try to boot. Everything turns on with the exception of the fan on the GTX280 card. Iíve had problems in the past with the card booting up so I kept trying to boot up over and over trying to see where the problem was from. The problem was not in the video card, I was able to make the fan start a few times, and for good measure also tested with a working Geforce 8600 GTX which had no trouble.

The main problem is I have yet to make the computer POST. After day two of trying to make the computer work through booting attempts with combinations of with bare bones parts, the power supply begins to make a electrical crackling as if there was sparks flying around. This power supply is now completely dead, each time it booted the crackling got worse until it died. I have no idea why this recently purchased quality power supply started doing that.

Iíve since put in another 680W power supply that works well and this successfully turns on all the components but still has the same exact problem, the computer wont post.
I have tried 3 different sets of working RAM, all compatible.
I have tried two different power supplies (both... Read more

A:Computer won't POST after case transfer

The power supply failure might have taken out the board.Have you tried a out of case test? Use only 1 stick of ram> video hooked up to monitor> cpu & heatsink> keyboard & mouse>power supply connections secure. Short the power pins to start to see if you get a display.

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Hi, I have a problem with my pc. When I start it, it takes ~30 sec until post/bios, it just shows a black screen, after 30 sec I can hear the beep and everything runs fine. When I noticed that I decided to check if all the cables are ok and if everything inside the case is fine. But when I tried to touch the back of the case I got electricity. I switched off the computer so I can open the case but I still couldnt touch it, so I unplugged it, switched off the PSU, and checked the insides. Everything seemed to be fine, rams, video cards all plugged properly. What do you think is the problem? Unfortunately I can't find another power supply to test it. Fortunately the system is on warranty so probably I'll solve it soon. I just want to hear your opinions. Sorry for my english

A:Pc needs some time until post and case electricity

Welcome to Tech Support Guy.

Fortunately the system is on warrantyClick to expand...

Just check that this is the case.
You might be fortunate, but most warranties are declared invalid if you tamper with things, and opening the case to check every individual component and connection almost certainly crosses that limit.
If so, my advice is that you do absolutely nothing to the machine until you take it in.

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In the last 8 hours I've among other things, upgraded my computer case and tossed in a few more fans. The only difference in hardware configuration is that I removed a crappy PCI modem, new heatsink/fan/grease, PSU (350W Antech SmartBlue), switched the normal order of cards in PCI slots and altered the way I had my HD's n optical drives chained.

In my original configuration it was :

moboIDE2--->HD2 5400 rpm (slave)---->DVD burner(Master)
moboIDE1--->CD-Rom (slave)--->HD1 7200rpm (master with c: on it)

Never had any problems with it previously. DMA was enabled and I burnt DVD's in the proper amount of time and it never ever crashed when I opened up a folder with an ton of jpgs.

So today just due to the new case and convience reasons, I changed the config to :

moboIDE2--->CD-Rom (slave)--->DVD burner (master)
moboIDE1--->HD2 (slave)--->HD1 (master)

It booted up conflicts, everything looking great... Then I decided to surf a bit and see if the stability holds up. Well it was incredibly sluggish. In both IE and Firebird at first.
Thought it might have been my connection (but I know it wasn't) and decided to open up a folder with a ton of pictures and toss it on thumbnail view. That made the fan crank up(temp sensitive on processor) and hard lock.

I've tried unplugging certain things n rebooting but the only thing that I believe is wrong is that the small fan (i think its on the n bridge) is toast. It looks as if it... Read more

A:Post case upgrade - serious issues

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I'm completely lost no hardware was changed at all the dam this wont post or give me beep codes it just sits there with a blank screen

This is what I?m running
Mobo: p5n32-sli Deluxe
cpu: pent d 3.2
psu:550 watt sli
two sticks of 1gb ddr2
two gforce 6800 Xtream 256 in sli mode
donno if you need any other info seeing as it wont post

I'm completely lost I didn?t damage any parts wile transplanting the system

Any ideas???

By not posting the monitor just sits there in sleep mode and nothing happens any beep codes no nothing

A:transplanted my comp into a new case and it wont POST

Probably just missed a PSU connection somewhere.

Do you have two connections to your motherboard? Both the 24pin and the 12vATX connector?

Did you connect your graphics cards to the PSU (assuming they need a PSU connection, some don't)?

Did you use the riser pins to separate your motherboard from the case?

Take out the ram and expansion cards and re-seat them to be sure. In fact, do this with all your connections.

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I just moved to a new case with a larger PSU (300 was old, 350 is new).

When I powered on the comp, I don't even get a POST. As far as I know, everything is plugged into the correct spot. I used to mobo manual for all the correct headers and I can see the power on LED illuminated. The HDD LED illuminates briefly too. The reset switch works, as well as the power switch (obviously). The CPU fan and Northbridge fan is turning. I did discharge the CMOS memory too using the jumper, but that didn't solve my problem. Any ideas? Could something have gone wrong when I moved all the components? Actually, obviously something did go wrong, but anybody have any ideas?

Athlon XP 2100
ABIT KR7A mobo
512 266DDR Mem
40 GB Maxtor HD
couple CD drives
Netgear NIC

thx for any help

A:mobo wont POST after moved to a new case

Disconnect everything except the cpu, fans, memory, and video card with monitor and see if it will post. If not I would start by checking the standoffs to make sure one is not shorting the motherboard to ground. To do this you could even take the board loose and put it on a piece of cardboard to insulate it and see if it will post.

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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?

A:rELACING Accident post CAPITALS With lower case

On the "Age" thing, don't even go there we have members in their 90's who get shot down in flames for calling the "Age" Card. I'm just 71 and, more than likely, there's a 17 year old reading this.
Unfortunately, in this Forum, once you've hit the "Post" button. That's what you've get, unless you grovel to FE and he makes the change with his Silver Mouse. But don't press your luck, he might weaken the once, but is unlikely to weaken a second time!
The technology is available but using it makes for sloppy composition and allows people to Post one thing and then change it, after others have replied, which might make them look stupid, which few of us admit too. Amateur - Yes, Enthusiasts - Yes, but Stupid - No. Unless you think that trying to help some damn-fool whose just done something unfortunate, is stupid.

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Well im going in to get a pc built for me in a few days time but the problem is this. The cases they have in there look really old fashioned! (bad spelling) and just plane yukky! Soo i have decided to buy my own case off of e-bay. So my questions are this

1: Are all the cases the same? please say they are! other wise im screwed and damned to live my hole life with a really horrible tower ..

2: THis is a really stuiped question but please..dont laugh.. if i went to and brought a computer..then i went to a smallish shop in town (which are very cheap) Do you think that the little shop would be cheaper? Just the computer i want off of dell is like £1,800. yet im only aming to pay £1,500 - £1,600. (with monitor) This would be for a good gaming computer. So which is it?

3: is it possible to get a great gaming computer for £1,500?

thanks for any help you can give - from Adam-knox

A:Case questions, new computer question (sorry if this isnt the right place to post)

1. No. Well not technically speaking. But the one used in the majority of motherboards today (I mean a large majority) is the ATX form factor. If you could prvide the mobo. name and model I (or someone) can tell you for sure. But its almost definitly an ATX.

2.Normally local shops cant compete with big retailers. I have found you will be paying more for the same "specs." at a local shop But take into acount that most PC shops use higher quality parts. ANd not to mention you have someone to actually talk to, instad of a phone number.

3. You bet. If you would like us to help you pick out parts, just say the word, its not as hrad as you think, and will save a lot of money.

Hope this helps


BTW-excuse any bad spelling, its late and i just got off work

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A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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I have an Acer Aspire X1700 (Details
It's about 2 1/2 years old now. Came with Windows Vista, I upgraded it to Windows 7. Also has a newer video card than what came with it.

Anyway, The PSU fan is getting really obnoxious, it gets really loud (more or less like a lawn mower). I have taken the thing apart and have tried every suggestion given to quiet it down, which it does for a whole week or two. This is a small form factor PC, so to even take the power supply out you have to basically take out everything else just to get to it. I have looked for replacements but they are very obsolete. It's only 220W anyway, so i'd like something a little more powerful.

What I want to do is get a larger case that I can use the same hardware is (motherboard, drives, etc) and purchase a larger power supply for that case. 220W really limits the PC. The small case holds a lot of heat even with all fans cleaned and working properly. Even just taking a CD/DVD out that was in it is very hot. I want a case with better airflow than this one.
I really am not sure what kind of case to get that will meet my needs. I don't want anything really fancy. If possible I'd like to get it off

Any suggestions would be great.

A:Solved: Replacing Small Form Factor Case with bigger case / new PSU

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It does it on my pc at work (could be cos its a better version of outlook)but I would love to know if I can have the same facility on my home pc

I'm using Vista and windows 7

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Auto change lower case to upper case

Look at the Auto Correct options.

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A:HELP!! The new build that worked fine out the case doesn't work in the case!

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A:Access 2000- Change upper case to lower case

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

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what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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I want to reopen my case Case ID - [edited] which was raised for last month. It was assigned to a very unprofessional service agent who has rescheduled twice and not yet solved the issue and closed the case. 
Please escalate the issue and reopen my case.
Very poor service by hp

A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - [edited]

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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The orange highlights are the fans I wish to add. Which direction should I have the air flow setup?

A:Case airflow question before modifying case

I would have them sucking air out. Hot air rises, and the side panel fan will hit the VGA's mb, etc and spread out, also they are right next to the PSU. You wont have any really big difference either in or out , but I would have those two pulling the hot air that manages to make it to the top of the case out. and negative pressure tend to run a bit cooler overall.

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A:Reopen a Support case Case ID - 4773952302

This is not the place to do that. Your message is not going to HP Support folks who can do anything with your case.  

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A:Solved: which case do i need ????

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A:Solved: case fan mod to usb -- possible?

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A:Solved: Second case fan??

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A:Solved: Case fan

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hey guys
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They are

Thermaltake Armor+ MX

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Computer Case

Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Thanks guys

A:Solved: Which Case

Both cases are good... the $280 case is for a different market.

If you want a nice large case for room... cooling, low-noise... impressive.... Check out the Mozart TX... I've enjoyed building these things. You'll spend a lot of time making it look good. Not bad for $225~$250 - depending on model.
PS: I don't think much of SLI or CF. A couple of ATI 4670x2 cards could be deadly

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A:Solved: case fan. Which way?

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Can it be done? What do you recommend for a case?

Thank you!

A:Solved: New case

you just need to search for a case that will fit your mobo style. not sure about the whole nae brand not fitting in other cases tho.

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I am running a MSI motherboard with a P4 CPU, and a nvidia 420ms graphics card. if this helps


A:Solved: Case Fan

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A:Solved: i need a new case

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A:Solved: Case Fans..

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A:Solved: Case problems

UPDATE>>>>Now the lcd backlighting comes on but only a low level doesnt really show up in the dark but I can see that it's got a lil bitta blue behind it...

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I was surfing the web last night and when I closed my browser I noticed some shortcuts on my desktop which got me pretty worried. Like a fool I deleted them now today anytime I click on almost any folder in my C: drive I get the error message which indicates ZLOB.
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I'm not very computer savvy but I will try to give any relevent information.
I am running windows XP and my spyware program is AVG which when I try to update seems to not work, possibly because of virus.

Here is my HJT log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:00:38 PM, on 10/1/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:

A:Solved: Another case of ZLOB

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

I see you have marked this as solved but fix these if still present.

Run HJT again and put a check in the following:

O2 - BHO: AlpGld.Tb6 - {57BE2636-F271-4151-9D4A-40A2663E4FD7} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\gjopli.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Related Page - {9A9C9B68-F908-4AAB-8D0C-10EA8997F37E} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WinNB57.dll (file missing)
O15 - Trusted Zone: *
O15 - Trusted Zone: *
O15 - Trusted Zone: *
O15 - Trusted Zone: (HKLM)
O16 - DPF: {42F2C9BA-614F-47C0-B3E3-ECFD34EED658} -
O16 - DPF: {5526B4C6-63D6-41A1-9783-0FABF529859A} (mm06ocx.mm06ocxf) -

Close all applications and browser windows before you click "fix checked".

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I'm putting together my first build, and for my case I'm using an Antec P180B. I love the case so far, but one problem is that it doesn't come with a case speaker. I've been searching on the internet (newegg, tigerdirect and ebay) and haven't been able to find one. I also checked an older Compaq at work and my girlfriend's HP to see if i could borrow either one of those case speakers, but I couldn't find one in either case.

I suppose I don't really need one, but it'd be nice to be able to (hopefully) hear my PC's first POST, since I've never built one before. Plus it would help tremendously should I run into a problem.

Does anyone have any ideas where I could find one? Does the compaq or the HP likely have a case speaker, and I just didn't look hard enough? Any other suggestions?


Edit: In the HP, I did find what looks to be a headphone jack that plugs directly into the mobo. Could I plug this into my mobo and plug headphones in and use this as a case speaker? The only problem is, the adapter has a 3 pin connection while my mobo has a four pin speaker connection

A:Solved: case speaker

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Hi guys,
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A:Solved: CPU Cooler Fit in this Case?

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I am trying to connect cables from a case's front panel & USB card reader to an ASUS M2N MX SE.

The front panel has 2 USB ports, an Audio in [ pink ] jack and an Audio out [ green ] jack.

I am having a problem with the Audio connectors.
There is 1 audio cable, with separate connectors labeled, with associated colors:
HPOUT -R White
Gnd Black

HPOUT - L White
Gnd Black
The card reader has a single cable that connects to the motherboard.
There 4 wires going into a plug. The order of the wires is:

To where on the motherboard should I connect this plug?

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: ASUS M2N MX SE to case

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Excel 2007
Using case instead of if statement.
the example below works but will always add data to cell B1.

But how to write a macro to make it work on any row?

eg if a=1 then ab=10 on a current active row (active current row is selected clicking row)

The example
Sub TheSelectCase1()
Select Case Range("A1").Value
Case 100
Range("B1") = 50
End Select

A:Solved: Case problem

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Which one of these is a better case? They are all around the same price but I like the Zalman based off of looks, however that's not all a case is for.$$$$$$$;11-129-021:$$$$$$$;11-147-153:$$$$$$$

A:Solved: Case Decision

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I've got a old NZXT Phantom with some wiring that I dont know where to plug into on my Motherboard sabertooth z77 I've attached the pictures of the cables that I'm troubleshooting. any help would be greatly appreciated a link to what I need to buy if I have to purchase something for this would also help me out quite a bit. *edit* for some reason uploading my pictures wont work so ill link a cable that resembles the cable im having trouble with.

A:Solved: Case fan wiring

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hi guys !!

Lately my computer it's been doing a strange noise at the startup,( like a deep humming)

So I turn off the computer at restart it , then the noise was gonne !!

Then today I start up my computer and the Noise start again , so I try to listen the origin of the noise and point me into the Fan Case the one behind the case and under the power source .

I installed this model just 4 months ago S-FLEX SFF21F S-FDB Inside 12V / 0.20A 60x60x10mm.

Do I need to apply some oil or grease into it or is the system that needs some thing to avoid the noise?


Because the first time I start the system the noise is pretty loud, but once I restart the system.... the noise it's gonne !

What to do buy a new one or reaply just lubricant into the beraings of the fan ?

Pls. guys forgive my english not my first lenguaje and my ignorance at respect of fans

A:Solved: Fan case noise on and off.?

Well .... i just pull it out and take out the sticker and saw a lilttle tiny hole in the middle, and I can see has a little o "kind of green grease"or a special lubricant , I guess so ...

so.. I spray a little tiny antirust lubricant onto it and in the sides, were I can see the mechanical part of the fan , I was very carefull not to spary in the tiny electrical board of the fan.

So I,m goig tbac to Instal it and see if it stops the hummming rusty noise.
If not well ... I supposed toorrow I m going shopping for a new case Fan.

Well that is weird , I don't understand why after a single reboot the noise disappears ...mmmm

Oh well.... I'm hands on right now... and I'll report my finds, hope the Fan it's still ok and just nedded a bit o lubricant. but maybe I'm completely wrong,
Sorry guys just learning here.


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Ok new build as follows

<<< System Summary >>>

> Mainboard : Asus M4A79 Deluxe

> Chipset : AMD RD790

> Processor : AMD Phenom @ 3000 MHz

> Physical Memory : 4096 MB (4 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )

> Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series

> Hard Disk : ST31500341AS (1500 GB)

> DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GH22NS30 ATA Device

> Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP w2408 - 24 inches

> Network Card : Realtek Semiconductor RTL8168/8111 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

> Operating System : Windows (TM) Vista Home Premium Home Edition 6.00.6001 Service Pack 1

> DirectX : Version 10.00

> Windows Performance Index : 5.9

Power supply is an antec truepower quatro 850

MY problem is as follows, after completeing the build it would not boot CPU fan began to spin then went dead. MY power supply has a conector with multiple ports for 4 pin molex connectors from the fans. and what i believe it a small connector that is supposed to goto the mobo. In my last buikd this small connector was connected to the mobo however seems to not boot when connected in this one. With this not connected pc probe does not show any readings when I try to configure it there are no options, I assume this is due to that plug not being plugged in.

Sorry if this is a little jibberish like .. noob here still

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide

A:Solved: Case fans

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Hi All,
I got this atx style Mid tower case from school (No Name). There were no standoffs or any other screws included (lost I guess). I found 2 brass standoffs that fit two holes on the rear 2 corners where the MB would mount. All the other mounting holes are too large for the 2 standard brass standoffs and even the older Nylon standoff's dont fit the holes (holes too large). Is there any other way to securely mount the motherboard to the case besides using the nylon standoffs just sitting against the back? It's just an old "frankenstein" pc for experimenting with linux, but I dont want the motherboard damaged.

A:Solved: No Case standoffs fit

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How does a case like this handle CD/DVDs when its upright>?

My uncle wants it for his build but wants to know if...

a) How does he know his DVD drive will work in the slot provided? (fit through)
b) How does it takes CDs when its upright?


A:Solved: Upright

all dvd/cd drives are a standard size, you just slot it through and screw it in
and its like an xbox360 just place the cd/dvd into it then the tray when its open and there is like rounded out parts where the dvd/cd sits on then you just close it.

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So, I'm replacing my computer case (because my old one has no fans in it cept the one I mounted myself, and I believe i am having problems with overheating.)

So, any suggestions on a max $150 case that has decent airflow and cooling, and can fit a 9800 GTX+ card (I had problems with one case where the hard drive bay on the bottom of the front blocked it from going in cause its really long.)

If no suggestion on an actual case what are some good quality brands for cases with good cooling?

Specs on Comp:

ASUS M3A78-CM Mobo
Windows XP SP 3
Nvidia 9800 GTX +
AMD Althlon X2 Dual Core 6000+ 3.0 GHZ
4 GB of Ram (shows as 3.25)
Onboard Sound

A:Solved: Computer Case

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This is probably a stupid question but one worth asking I suppose. I am replacing a case fan on the back of Hewlet Packard computer. The diagonal measurement from center to center on the mounting holes measures 4 9/16". Am I correct in assuming that this is a 120mm fan? Thanks for answering something I feel like I should already know......

A:Solved: Case fan size?

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Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower:


Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Silver All aluminum made Modern Dream Tower:

A:Solved: In your opinion, which case is better?

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As math is not my thing when it comes to this let me say thanks for any help you can give.I have a computer case with a precut 2.75 by 2.75 inch area with mounting holes already drilled at those measurments for a rear exhaust fan.What size fan will fit without drilling new holes? Thanks again. ps I am thinking a 70mm by 70mm fan but what do I

A:Solved: Case Fan Question

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Computer: HP Pavilion 9900 (Custom)

I noticed my case fan stopped working so I purchased another fan (Aerocool X-Flow) After connecting the fan to the case fan connector I noticed the new fan isn't working either. It's a 3 pin connector, my question is if I only have one case fan connector and it isn't working is there another way to connect the fan? Thanks in advance for any suggestions

A:[SOLVED] Case fan replacement

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I seemed to have picked up ZLOB and was wondering is someone could look at my HJT log and direct me what to check. Per a previous ZLOB thread on this forum, I will then run AFT cleaner and Super Antispyware. Thanks in advance for your help.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:02:04 PM, on 7/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Hummingbird\Connectivity\9.00\Exceed\HumDisplayServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\SavRoam.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\UPHClean\uphclean.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Host\PH32SVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exe
C:\Program Files\Funk Software\Proxy Host\PHOST32.EXE
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WI... Read more

A:Solved: Another ZLOB case.

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Really hate to add to the workload here... appears everyone is having this problem! Am I the only one wondering why the heck we're using Microsoft products?

Anyway... this is where I am...
Dell computer, Windows home edition XP, SP1
Experience: Reasonable... May need help on some things, but have pretty good computer/xp skills
I seem to have both the VX2 and CWS installed here.

I've been able to barely keep these rogue programs down to a minimum by constantly running spybot and several others, but I'd swear someone is watching what I'm doing and working in some way to stop me from fixing it. Is that possible? For instance, I run spybot... at first it was just deleting the problems it found. Now it deletes a couple, and I have to keep telling it to delete more, hitting the button to do so several times. At that point, it deletes one, and I have to keep repeating the process till are are "deleted", which of course, they are not.

I ran Silent Runner at one point, and it worked. I later tried it again, and I got this message: "This script requires "WMI", Windows Management Instrumentation to run. It can be downloaded at: Press "OK" to direct your browser to the download site or "cancel" to quit." I downloaded the file, and went to run it, and got this message, "Unsupported platform: This version of the WMI Core Components is only supported on Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 or lat... Read more

A:Solved: Yet another hijacking case...

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Alright guys and ladies,

Em i own a thermaltake Xaser III case

This case is 3 years old, in the next month or so i'm going to start a new build!

Going to get a new mobo and i7 and everything else hd's,ram ect ect.

My worry is that the cooling of this case may not be as good as i need, i got this case 3 years ago so the cooling needs of processers was bit differnet back in 2006!

So the question is, should i get a new case or will this one do everything i need????
Any input would be great thanks


A:Solved: Hey need some input on a case

Should be OK but something like this provides some serious cooling.

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I've been cleaning out a friends second computer.
New all time record for me, 450 critical objects.
I must be getting close to finishing but have a couple of remnants i'd like help with please.
I have a purity scan that Defender says is not nice, and I can't get rid of it.
Dr. Watson keeps popping up every now and then to tell me the pc is healthy.
IE 7 tries to connect, then disappears, which a firefox fan might think is appropriate but I'd like it to stay. Processes says it isn't running in the background.
And I'm curious about a reference to a hook in the hijack this.
I've run many scans with AVGAS, AVG, Spybot, Adaware, and Defender.
Could somebody advise me please on the next step?
Thankyou in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:01:31 PM, on 13/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLService.exe
C:... Read more

A:Solved: The case of the disappearing IE7

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ok since my dell xps 710 motherboard died im stuck with a lot of components. so i was thinking it would be easier to get rid of them if i could put them in a different case and use an ATX board.

the components are:

Nvidia 8800 gtx
Intel core 2 e6420 LGA 775 socket
4GB DDR2 ram
DVD drive
newtork card
60mm fans

The cheaper the better as i want to get rid of it all

thanks in advance

A:Solved: What case and motherboard

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Well hello!
I am being taught how to maintain two old computers by my friends who are rapidly getting (nicely) fed up with me.

I have two machines to work on. One is an NT, but that is another story.

The one I have at hand now is an old IBM PS/1, 486SX, 250 MB Hard Disk, 8 mb memory (said 4, but I saw 8 in it before I fdiskd), model 2155-80P(SL-B).
I got those details from a plastic piece I accidently broke off the front of the machine, which was delightfully hiding the floppy drive.

I wanted to install Windows 95B on it, so I f'disked and formatted and then booted with Windows98 boot disk (I was told to do this to get cd drivers). The cd is not recognized and nothing is loading that lets me access it, so I was told to take the case off and find out what model the cd is and search for the correct drivers first.

Here is my dumb question
How do I get the case off?

Can anyone help me


A:[SOLVED W/HAMMER] how to get the case off?

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I know this will sound ridiculous but could anyone look at this pic and tell if it's a ATX case or a microATX.

Can't find other info on it anywhere and I was looking to put a new ATX motherboard in it? (fingers crossed){98657300-4605-4e7c-aa50-18a52095a10f}&CatID={fb21b70c-5a75-48ad-9e27-abb5697129a1}

When I came here first I thought you guys were part of the same ppl...oops.


A:Solved: pls help is this case mATX or ATX (pic)

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Do most computer cases (empty cases) come with a blank opening for the rear I/O panel shield?

A:Solved: Case question

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Hey guys...

I am having some confusion with my new case and my new motherboard... The case i bought has 3 stock fans with 3-pin power connectors however my motherboard only has 2 3-pin connectors labeled as sys_fan1 and sys_fan2.

So where do i plug in the 3rd fan?



Power Supply

Thanks for your help guys...

A:Solved: Help plugging in my case fan...

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Hey guys, i was wondering where i can hook up my case led's they are not the power leds they are the addon case lights that come with case you buy i have no clue where to hook them up, there is no plug on the wire it was cut by the case owner before i got it but i can splice a new wire on.

A:Solved: Case Led Questions :)

Hi there,

Case LEDs can usually be hooked up two different ways, depending on how much power they use. Usually, they are hooked up straight to the power supply, using a connection similar to the ones used for the CD drives and Hard Drives. The other way is to get a splitter for the "Front LED" pins, on the same panel as your power and reset buttons and so forth.

Hope this helps.

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I want to buy a new computer case, one with a clear side or the whole thing completely see through so i can put in LED fans and light up cables and so on. I don't know where to begin to look because i don't want something that all my computer things wont fit into. I was talking to my friend and he said i had to check my power supply or something for ATX or EATX or something like that and i don't feel like taking it apart because there is a fan exhaust tunnel in the way. I have a Dell Dimension 3000. Ive looked for specs about this on websites but cant seem to find any. Any info on my computer and or sites with such cases would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Computer case.

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Lookin for a mid size case with good airflow properties.
What are the best ones out there in your opinion for around £60.
Preferably ones that dont look like transformers.

A:Solved: Best case for cooling?

antec 300 is always great value with good cooling

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Hey folks, I purchased a new Cooler Master 690 case and it arrived with NO standoffs. Searching the Cooler Master site is useless so my question; does anyone have that case and if so can you tell me what size standoffs were included? (That's if they actually were included )

Maybe someone who has done a build with that case?

Just in case you ask it'll be used with a Gigabyte GA-EP45 UD3L. I need the size because it'll be a 2 hour drive to FRYs to get a set and I want to make just one trip.


A:Solved: Case standoffs

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A new set of my hardware just arrived today. However, I can't install the PSU in the case. The hole on the PSU and the whole on the case doesn't match. Is it something wrong with the case, the PSU or me? Please help.




A:Solved: PSU doesn't fit the case

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anybody have a full guide to take *ALL* my old insides of my old comp and justt move it into a new case?


A:Solved: Change case

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Can a micro ATX case take a regular ATX size PSU without modification?

I'm specifically looking at the Coolermaster Elite 340mATX case, with a mind to fit a Coolermaster M520 PSU.


A:Solved: Micro ATX case with ATX PSU?

It looks like the elite 340 series uses microatx motherboards
but the power supply mount is standard ATX.
A regular ATX supply is what you will need anyway.

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I have basically took the PC to bits to change the case, now I have no sound from the PC.
I had to connect the USB cables in 1 pin at a time, instead of a whole block, whether that`s got anything to do with it.
I also changed my graphics card too, a beefy mo-fo with it`s own PCIe connection.
Any ideas what`s up?


A:Solved: No sound after new case

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I have an external DVD case from which I removed the DVD R/W to install as an interrnal DVD burner. I have a 120 GB hard drive that I'd now like to setup as an external hard drive. Can I simply plug it in the DVD case and use the same connectors are are already in the DVD case? Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

A:Solved: Can I Swap DVD with IDE HD in Ext USB Case?

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We recently bought a new case for our computer. Everything was working perfectly fine when the computer was in the old case, but now (in the new case) for some odd reason it won't finish booting

When you turn it on the computer beeps once and runs through the BIOS normally, then just before it's 'supposed' to switch over to the operating system it stops. No error messages, nothing... it just stops with a flashing cursor on the side of the screen (like with DOS).

Any idea on what we should check/look for that might cause something like this?

Any programs that we can download to for diagnostic purposes?

A:Solved: New case = no boot

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Hi all, if i was to change my PC case for another, would it be as straightforward as just moving all the hardware from one to the other, and plugging in the front panel connectors?


A:Solved: Changing PC case

As longs as the form factor is the same (ATX, mATX etc) or larger than what you have and it is not a proprietary design like you see on some major brands, it should not be an issue.

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I am trying to put another hard drive in this dell opitplex 260x of mine. It is becoming nothing but a pain in the rear cause the case uses them stupid green sliders and the case is too small. Could I use another computer case like remove all the parts and transfer them over to the other case.

say a case like this

A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

thats a nice case but if ur willing to blow that kind of money i would get this its a full tower so lots of room or this this one has some of the best airflow and fan capabilities i would buy this one if u have the money
or if ur low on cash get this which is really beautiful and cheap (recomend if u dont got cash lol)

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This is one problem that only recently started.

Whenever I touch any unpainted part of my computer, I will get a minor electric shock. as if there is some leak current flowing throughout the chassis. This has not happened before.

What is the probable cause of this, and what would be the solution?

Many thanks

A:Solved: PC case current leak?

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HI all,
I have a interesting problem. The OS buttons have gone missing. They are still there and you can click on them if you know the location but they are not displayed. For example if you bring up display properties all the tabs at the top, and all buttons on the screen are not drawn, nor are the text labels. And it is not only display properties, anything that uses the same draw tecniques no longer draw. And even stranger, it is this way even in safemode. Any ideas? This is with windows XP, not sure what service pack though.


A:Solved: case of the missing buttons and more

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I have a "sharkoon rapid case 3.5'' Sata" which is an external usb enclosure for 3.5'' SATA HDDs. I bought just today a brand new "WESTERN DIGITAL 640GB WD6400AAKS CAVIAR SE16 SATA" HDD and I instaled it in the case. I know the case works because I used it before but because the HDD now inside is new I want to know what software I need to make it run like a Plug and Play External Hard Disk.

Note that when I connect it now, the "safely remove hardware" icon appears on the taskbar buy there is nothing in My Computer. Also when I doubleclick on the "safely remove hardware" icon and check "Display device components" the HDD appears under the USB Mass Storage Device. When you go into it's Properties ---> Volumes and click Populate, it's status appears to be "Not Initialized"

Hope you can Help
Thanx in Advance !!

A:Solved: Hard Disk in Case

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I'm building a small program for school to generate random numbers then do various tasks based on the number
this sounds perfect for a case statement...the only issue is there are a ton of issues...i don't even know how to fix them all
this is the

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <time.h>
int trackerH, trackerO, trackerN, trackerC, charge, Atom, Years;
float weight, AcidWeight;
int main ()
for (Years = 0; Years <=3800000000; Years++);
Atom = rand() %3 + 1;
switch (Atom)
case 1:
trackerH += 1;
weight = weight +1.0079;
charge = charge +1;

case 2:
trackerO +=1;
weight = weight +15.9994;
if (charge > 0);
{charge = charge-2;}

case 3:
trackerN +=1;
weight = weight +14.0067;
if (charge > 0);
{charge = charge -3;}
{charge = charge -1;}

case 4:
trackerC +=1;
weight = weight +12.0107;
if (trackerC /3 = 0){
if (charge > 0){
charge = charge -2;}
else if (charge > 0){
charge = charge -4;}
charge = charge -2;}

and these are the issues i'm getting
amino.c: In function 'main':
amino.c:9:1: warning: this decimal constant is unsigned only in ISO C90 [enabled b y default]
amino.c:31:1: error: 'else' without a previous 'if'
amino.c:38:17: error: lvalue required as left operand of assignment
i managed to fix a few wh... Read more

A:Solved: Issue with a case statement

You need to work on your indentation You should indent after every opening bracket. I can barely tell what the last three brackets do. And you really shouldn't end brackets on the same line as the code. It should be on the next line. Same goes for opening brackets - they should precede code, not just be a space before the line of code. It's just advice from experience, and it makes debugging your code a thousand times easier.

Here's proof:

if (trackerC /3 = 0){
if (charge > 0){
charge = charge -2;}
else if (charge > 0){
charge = charge -4;}
charge = charge -2;}


if (trackerC /3 = 0) {
if (charge > 0) {
charge = charge -2;
} else if (charge > 0) {
charge = charge -4;
else {
charge = charge -2;

Now it's much easier to realize you're missing a bracket There should be one right before the last 'else' statement, to close the 'if' statement that precedes it. That's what your error message is saying.

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Ok i have just recently bought and set up my system inside a new case. I actually had another thread where i asked for help with tidy, efficient wiring of said case Anyway since then i've been having some problems also previous to then actually but not for long and didn't relate the problems to the case at that point. Anyway the reason i suspect the case is because when i set the system up outside the case or back in my old case the problem is no more. I'll start by describing the symptoms. When i reboot the computer it will quite frequently hang on the very first splash screen of the motherbard info (msi core cell whatever) and won't progress from there. only pressing the restart button or manually switching off and back on will get it moving although it would just hang again on reaching the same screen (ctl alt, del also wouldn't restart which usually would at that stage) Now like i said previously i didn't suspect any kind of mounting issues but i tested everything i could eg. gfx = tried onboard same thing happening. mem = tried single gb module on its own from daughters comp. same outcome. psu = tried different, known to work psu same thing happens optical/floppy drives = tried without same thing hd's = tried without ( which should have got me farther than that screen, same thing. The only times it doesn't happen now basicall is when i remove the system from the new case.
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A:Solved: New case, Possible mounting issues.

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My power unit died and as the casing was kind of butchered when my brother installed all the components I thought I'd get a new case as well. It arrived today and I've got the motherboard in, and all the cables connected.....except the most important ones, namely the power on cables.
I've looking at the motherboard, then the manual and lastly the cables for the last hour or so and I am admitting defeat. I just cannot get my brain to work out what way round the cable's go, so was hoping if you could help.
(All images should be clickable thumbnails, click for full size)
The cables that need attaching are:
Power LED

Power SW

Reset SW


The motherboard is a Gigabyte 8I848P-G, and here is the page in the manual about those cables.
Apologies if I posted this in wrong thread. If it isn't something that you're able to help me with, that's cool too.

A:Solved: New PC case - Install Motherboard

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I plan to buy a 4 TB external hd, which, if possible, I would like to eventually remove from its casing and put into an external multiple hd bay which I'll purchase in future. I'm looking at the Seagate STBV4000100 hd or the WD WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN hd models. I realize this will void the warranty, natch, but is there any reason that doing this would be a problem? I mean, would I be able to open it with a screwdriver or am I going to have to break the darn case to get the hd out? And, if the latter, will I be able to do so without harming the hd? Thanks!

A:Solved: Removing External HD From Case

They typically are just standard drives and can be removed without any issues.

And yes, the warranty will be VOID. So unless you are saving a decent amount of money, I'd stick with a bare drive.

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Hi, guys. It's great being back.

I've been looking all over the web and this site for a solution to my problem, and I can't seem to find one. I recently bought all the parts necessary for a new computer, except the case itself already came with three case fans and a 420w power supply. I put it all together and it worked lovely after replacing my DOA motherboard. No problems with overheating or anything.

But very recently, the Bottom Rear case fan (1 of the 3 pre-installed 80mm fans) has been making a very loud buzzing sound every time I turn on the computer, but it gets gradually quieter the longer it is on. By the time the computer has reached the logon screen, however it has come to a quieter state, and when I am logged in, it sounds normally. I know it is this case fan because I opened my computer, turned it on, and put my finger on the fan as it made noise to stop it. The fan stopped, and the noise stopped. But when I took my finger off and it started moving again, the buzzing noise continues.

I would appreciate it if somebody could let me know how to solve this problem. And my computer case ID is: RAIDMAX Scorpio ATX-868WBP.

Thanks in advance! You guys are all awesome!

A:Solved: Case Fun Buzzes, then stops.

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I get this odd noise inside my case each time I turn my computer on. This has been happening for a several days now, and I am not sure what it is. It usually dies down after 10 minutes, but this time it went on for an hour.
It sounds like it is coming from the area of the video card, so I hope it is not the fan (but that is what it sounds to be). It just started making the noise again as I have been typing this.
It speeds up and slows down periodically, as if something is dying out. It is a rotor sound that changes speed and can become very choppy at times. It just now stopped making the noise again.


A:Solved: Strange noise in case

It sounds like the fan there is nothing else inside spinning at the same rate Open up the case and see what it is doing when the noise is made

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Hi all.

I know that im profoundly deaf but im really not happy with my PC as i installed Win 7 and the noise started to raise since extracting windows installion and thought it will be gone as when Win7 loads but since win7 start. the case begin to get loud and loud. I can feel the heavy buzzing on PC desk so i know it's not good.

i have a deeper look at CPU fan and i found out that small amount of dust behind the heatsink.

Also i have provide hardware details which could help you there.

--------[ EVEREST Home Edition (c) 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage Computer Diagnostics & Network Audits Software |
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer ROBERT-PC
Generator Robert
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition 6.1.7600
Date 2011-02-22
Time 23:15

--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition
OS Servic... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Installed Win 7 - Case become loud

An excelle, obviously you have skills.nt report

Possibly a factor of the report, but I only see a motherboard temp.
It looks to be normal.

If you could, please download this and provide the results.

Core Temp

It is also possible that you may find much of this info. within the bios, but generally not under a load. This will help to show actual operating temps.


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There is a side panel on this thing with two obvious set screws and a kind of grip handle on the panel which suggests you should be able to pull it directly out from the back.

Remove the screws, pull hard on the handle -- it doesn't budge.

What do I have to do?

Incredibly Acer support will not even touch the issue claiming it would void my warranty if I damaged something.

Last Acer I will ever own

A:Solved: Acer: how do you get in the bloody case?

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A B C D E F(Formula:E/7)

Wgt Dmd A Wgt Range DMDB # of Cs's/Day
0.1 17.9 0.01 5 0
0.1 0 5 9.99 0
0.1 0 10 14.99 0
0.1 0 15 19.99 0

Please see above. Need formula that looks down A, Looks down C and D, and returns total from Column B that Falls within the Range of C and D in Column E.

I will add a formula in Column F that will give me a daily average.Thanks.

I have added another attachment of a formula I created in Column E. The sums in Column B should be equal to the sums in Column E, but there is a 4190 difference between the two. I have 11,050 lines of data. Don't understand that. Thanks.

A:Solved: Case Weight Distribution

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I turned on my custom build computer before occupying myself with something else. It started booting and going through POST, so I went to make myself a sandwich or something. I came back, saw a lifeless machine, assumed that I had forgotten to start it, and hit the button again. It started loading so I went to get a drink. I came back to a lifeless machine and knew something was up.

The computer is a Core 2 Quad in a MSI P6N Platinum with a Cooler Master 650W. It has an eVGA 8800 GTS for video and two SATA HDDs, one with Vista 32 and the other for storage. There are also three optical drives: two ribbon ATA and one SATA.

The computer ran fine this morning. When I tried just now, the system would go through POST fine, recognize a UBCD that I had left in one of the trays, and then skip right on to Vista. Once Vista is initialized, the power just cuts out. Everything stops.

I first checked the temps in the BIOS. CPU was running at 82? and ambient 35. That shouldn't kill the system. Then I tried disconnecting unneeded components until I only had the Vista SATA HDD, a wifi card, and the 8800. Same problem when Vista initialized.

Then I took out the 8800 just to see what would happen. With no onboard video, I was just trying to do something different. The mobo powered up, all lights flashed, and fans started spinning. The computer never shut itself off, but it never seemed to load an OS. I'm guessing. I couldn't see.

I then put the 8800 back in (forgetting to co... Read more

A:Solved: Worst Case Scenario?

Well the first suspect I would have is the Cooler Master Power Supply, but the Video card could be a problem as well. By the computer never shut off, are you saying that the fans are running and the optical drive drawers open and close. Or do you actually here sounds from the speakers such as a post beep or windows sounds?

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I am not sure if this is the way to ask a question about cases or not. Anyway I have an AT case can I convert it to a ATX by just replacing the power supply?

A:Solved: at case conversion question

No. The mb will not line up with openings in the case.

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Norton Antivirus is quite useless (I'm running Win XP machine). All it does is keep warning me that C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WININET.DLL is infected with the W32.Desktophijack virus. Unable to repair this file. Access to the file was denied. I tried to follow Symantec's instructions - but they are really useless. I also tried to follow some threads listed here to remove desktophijack - but so far nothing worked. I do hope that this expert community can walk me through a solution to get rid off this pesky trojan. Any help will be much appreciated....

Here's my HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:24:05 PM, on 7/3/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Mouse\point32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Iomega\DriveIcons\ImgIcon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\type32.exe
C:\Program Files\Netropa\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin\jusched.exe
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A:Solved: Frustrating case of W32.desktophijack

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if i have 2 fans (MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Case Fan) on the back of the case with one right on top of the other, should one blow in or should they both blow out? i also have a arctic cooling freezer 7 on the cpu (or i will when i build this weekend).


A:Solved: case fan configuration question

It really depends on a lot of things. Generally speaking, if 2 fans are close to one another, you don't want one "in" and the other "out" because the air-flow will then be in a small loop and cooling for the interior will not be optimal. If there are plenty of intake ports for air, you may want both blowing out, especially if the power supply blows in.

Think about how air will flow with the case closed. Imagine some smoke flowing through the system.

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Hi Guys

I often make the mistake of pressing the CAPS lock key. In WORD I can change the case if I inadvertently type a long sentence in upper case. But how do I do that in Outlook?


A:Solved: Change case mystery


I found the answer by looking at a previous thread on the same subject.
Simply highlight the text that is in CAPS, hold down the SHIFT key, and press F3.


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I am a little confused about figuring out the size of the fan that is on the side cover of my case? I know that all the fans I see for sale are in MM. I don't know is that the fan blade size or the distance from mounting hole to mounting hole? I measured and it looks like 2.75" x 2.75" between all for holes, but the fan area itself measures about 3.25" across. Would this be a 70 MM or a 80 MM fan?

A:Solved: Trying to figure size of case fan

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It looks like you guys have gotten a million and one questions about how to remove this. Unfortunately, for me at least, I have little to no idea of how to go about getting rid of this virus. I have done the following:

Full system scan with Norton Internet Security using Norton Antivirus, both in normal and in safe mode

Used CCleaner

Downloaded and run the "FixVundo" application from Sysmantec, in both normal and safe mode

I'm really at my wits end here, I would greatly appreciate any help anyone could give me. I have read some of the posts that use HIJACKTHIS, and I'm a little unsure of how to use it. Can anyone help me? Thanks.

A:Solved: Another Trojan.Vundo case.....

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I thought my computer needed extra cooling so I bought a cheap extra case fan. I opened up the computer and I see no free space to plug the small plastic connector to. Do I need something else, or I am out of luck?

A:Solved: Where to plug in extra case fan?

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Hello everyone, I'm having a problem finding a driver for an HP desktop PC of mine that I've recently reloaded from XP Media Center over to XP Proffesional.
The model is "HP Media Center PC m7680n". I've managed to find every driver except 1 unknown device, I even found the onboard Realtek HD audio after many hours of searching google, because HP for whatever reason makes these Media Center PC's ridiculously hard to find drivers for if you aren't using the recovery partition . Ive gutted most of the insides out of this box, parts including: the media drive bay, along with the modem, wireless card, and TV tuner card simply because I didn't need any of those devices.

The device comes up under the device manager in other devices as an "Unknown Device". I've tried just about everything I can think of to get that driver loaded with no success. I even tried getting most of the drivers straight from the OEM websites, like intel, realtek, etc. I just can't find out what that device is, as everything on my machine seems to be working fine. If any more info on the machine is needed I can post that no problem. Any help and suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Case of the missing HP driver

HP appears to have all of the drivers for that machine on their website.

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Got an error message:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: /Windows/System32\config\system

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows setup using the original setup CD-ROM.

plop in the xp cd and i get nothing. I hear the drive spinning, the light for my harddrive is on..but i cannot get to the setup screen. I got there once before, pressed any key to continue...then back to the black screen with the cursor blinking in the upper left hand corner.

I have tried to search for an answer, but none of the kb articles on microsoft address the problem if you CANNOT get to windows setup.

Yes my bios is set to boot from cd

A:Solved: Laptop HD in an external case, need to fix OS.

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My daughter has a new Dell computer. It is a desktop mid tower case. It has the usual drives and accessories. My question is "Can she use it on her desk in a horizontal position"? To me it is meant to be set up vertically but I have seen some set up otherwise. Could the horizontal position effect drives or other moving parts?



A:Solved: Using a tower case horizontally

The only issue I can see would be if laying down the case blocks an air intake and or exhaust.

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