SD wrote:We all know we *should* clean the inside of our cases/chassis out every so often, maybe with some soft vacuum attachment or something. But how many of us do? I for one don't. Well, DIDN'T! I do now. Switched on earlier and all the usual signs of life, except for the lack of anything on the monitor. No beeps, no POST, no nothing. Half an hour of fiddling and generally fucking around and still nothing. OUT WITH EVERYTHING!!!!! CPU / GFX card / RAM / drives / cabling / heatsinks / fans / PSU the LOT! Good clean (carefully, not in the sink!) shoved it all back together and hey presto - it works again! This happened to me once before and I did the same thing, except I was looking for burnt joints etc, couldn't find anything so put it all back together and it worked again, didn't make the connection with dust. I can only assume it WAS dust, maybe making some false connection some place. So now I think it will be a monthly thing to carefully clean out the dust from the inside.
Now go clean yours!
What do you mean you all "do that anyway" ? Smart asses
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