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Faulty power button — 3 Comments

  1. Always carry with you; a piece of string.

    At a customer’s site, I ran into an HP desktop PC that was shutting down after a minute or so of being powered on.

    I found the the plastic bracket which holds the CPU heat sink had cracked on one side. I informed the customer that I could hunt down a matching used bracket, or find a new heat sink / fan combo with a bracket, but it would take a couple of days.

    I offered a temporary fix.

    I happened to have a few feet of cord from venetian blinds and a bottle of cyanoacrylate adhesive in the car. (I also fix printers on occasion, so very strong, thin cord & superglue are never far from me) I offered to temporarily fix the problem by tying the heatsink to the bracket on the bad side, and glued the knot so things wouldn’t work loose.

    That was 1.5 years ago, and the PC is still working fine with the string holding the heat sink down.

  2. It’s really funny how people treat there belongings. I follow a strict don’t touch rule with my Machines. The kids know it’s not a toy….. Yet anyway 🙂