[sf-lug] That sad Dell Dimension 2400
jim at well.com
Fri Feb 6 19:04:07 PST 2009
you might try to find a generic case and
a generic motherboard and see if you can pop
some working components (e.g. disk drives,
RAM...) into the machine. the street is a
good place for cases.
i'm interested in finding a motherboard
that has very low power requirements, is
fanless, and has a total vertical height of
1 1/2 inches or less. i'm thinking of
driving out of san francisco city limits
to chase this down, maybe go to fries in
you, bobby, and anyone else interested
in such a trek, are welcome to join me.
(bobby, you might find a suitable mobo at
fries, both wrt cost and performance).
On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 18:32 -0800, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
> Jim Stockford tested the Power Supply for
> me earlier this week after I passed it over to
> him at the February 1 meeting. It was not
> doing much in the power supply department
> he found.
> So I hopefully ordered a upgrade PS
> for less than $29 including shipping
> This afternoon after only a few days wait
> I got the new power supply and hooked it
> up but got no good results. No results at
> all besides fans and the power light coming on.
> Daniel G. reminded me at the last
> SF-LUG meeting that the PS failure could take out
> the hard drive as well as the motherboard.
> I managed to pull the drive and got it into
> a USB case and plugged it into my Inspiron and
> all the files are there. Hoorah!
> So it looks like the Dimension is an former computer.
> The case size form factor is good but still tight with
> only one case side removable and the other riveted in
> place. The Dimension's hard drive is mounted vertically
> at front of the computer which is a bit awkward to deal
> with and fitting a second hard drive requires buying a
> specially made bracket so I think I have to find a
> new box of a similar form factor without the negative
> aspects of the Dell box\ and a fresh motherboard.
> Bobbie Sellers
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