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    Chesh
    My computer just blew up
    • #1
    • 15th Jul 04, 12:00 AM
    My computer just blew up 15th Jul 04 at 12:00 AM
    I just thought this was so funny.
    I'd been having loads of problems with my computer anyways. But yeah it just decided to blow up, which i thought was nice since i have a huge project which requires loads of computer use, typical!!!
    Its good I have a spare computer at hand otherwise i'd be in deep doodoo.
    The moral of the story is, don't buy a computer from mesh. I really dont recommend them.
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  • trafalgar
    • #2
    • 15th Jul 04, 12:27 AM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #2
    • 15th Jul 04, 12:27 AM
    ;D Well at least your not stressed about it :
    • pingu
    • By pingu 15th Jul 04, 11:09 AM
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    pingu
    • #3
    • 15th Jul 04, 11:09 AM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #3
    • 15th Jul 04, 11:09 AM
    i bought a pc from mesh 2 1/2 years ago no problem untill last week fan was getting bit noisy emailed them and engineer is coming tomorrow

    so i would say good service
  • Chesh
    • #4
    • 15th Jul 04, 7:47 PM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #4
    • 15th Jul 04, 7:47 PM
    Well i've had loads of trouble with it so im not surprised that something went wrong, hence the spare computer. There's no point getting stressed over something i have no control over, but its just so typical.

    In a space for a few months the fan over my processor kept stopping and was very noisy, then one day just stopped and my computer died, so back to base (plus they never collected, 3 times when i made sure i was home, which i wasn't happy about)
    Then my hard drive died, sent that back too (got it back a few weeks ago, and now this. hehehehe
    I've had it around 2 1/2 years as well, so from my experience i think they suck .

    So im gona start looking for a new computer, any recommendations?
  • MisterT2
    • #5
    • 15th Jul 04, 9:19 PM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #5
    • 15th Jul 04, 9:19 PM
    I am really surprised. I evaluated Mesh for an article many moons ago. Perhaps that gets you better service, but they seemed to be made of pretty good kit back then.
    If the CPU fan stops, even for a very short time, the CPU will overheat. I have seen this happen in less than the time it takes to get the initial boot display on screen.
    Thought about complaining in writing?
  • Chesh
    • #6
    • 16th Jul 04, 1:59 PM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #6
    • 16th Jul 04, 1:59 PM
    I am most definately going to complain, after my project of course.
    I don't like things blowing up im my vicinity, its scary ;D
    • chiny
    • By chiny 1st Aug 04, 2:06 PM
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    chiny
    • #7
    • 1st Aug 04, 2:06 PM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #7
    • 1st Aug 04, 2:06 PM
    Fans that stop seem to be a common (though not serious) cause of PC failure. My main PC has 5 fans :-( Plastic/plastic surfaces do not lubricate well. A feeble draft of hot air, rather than noisy gale of warm air, is a sure sign of fan failure.

    Cheap solution. Peel off the fan label, remove the rubber bung, one drop of "3 in 1" oil, re-assemble. Works a treat and will keep you going for another year.

    Expensive solution. Screw up cheap solution, trash PC, trash data, electrocute yourself. If you have never successfully repaired things before, do not start now.

    --
    Chiny
  • archived user
    • #8
    • 1st Aug 04, 3:16 PM
    Re: My computer just blew up
    • #8
    • 1st Aug 04, 3:16 PM
    im after a pc at the moment and after looking at a few places ive found this website http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/index.php?page=formamdaffordable

    who seem to be very good. Tiny seem pretty cheap as well at the moment. ive got a tiny pc at the moment and after 5 years its still going well (although the power supply sems a lil dodgy..knock the pc and the power connect in the back of the pc buzzes.)
    other than that ive heard dell do sum good stuff
  • SONIC
    • #9
    • 2nd Aug 04, 1:17 PM
    Re: My computer just blew up
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    • 2nd Aug 04, 1:17 PM
    Dell do make some good stuff. I work in tech support in the public sector and we must have nearly a 1000 Dell's...

    On site service is always good, and they turn up when they say they will!

    People will have had bad experiences with Dell, but that's going to be the case with any suppiler. I think overall, Dell are a good choice.

    Also, you might want to check out the Dell Factory outlet. I have had a few systems from here, and they are basically brand new returns that can't be sold as new. Good savings to be had if you can be patient with it. The systems sell fast, so if you see something you want, get it in your 'basket' and make a purchase. If you don't buy it after 15 minutes it automatically comes out of your basket, they sell that quick.

    Watch the warranty though, 1 year is standard, and you can upgarde to 3 yrs. If you do this make sure that they havn't got a better offer on the main web site first.

    Heres the link

    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/default.aspx?c=uk&l=en&s=dfo

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  • Chesh
    Re: My computer just blew up
    Apparantly it was my psu that blew up. ???
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 5th Aug 04, 6:47 PM
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    Joe_Bloggs
    Re: My computer just blew up
    @Chesh
    Do you know this because a good PSU worked in its place ? Or did a component of you system kill/overwork the PSU causing its expiry ?
    J_B.

  • Chesh
    Re: My computer just blew up
    I know this because the report that came back with my computer said the psu was dead and they replaced it. Thats how i know :-[
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 5th Aug 04, 11:10 PM
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    Joe_Bloggs
    Re: My computer just blew up
    So then everything works now but the cause that caused the problem remains a mystery ?
    Keep everything cool in these temperatures is my advice. Especially the room you work in.

    The power supply is the most thermally stressed component after the CPU. Often it gets only hot exhaust air from the CPU to cool it down

    J_B
  • Chesh
    Re: My computer just blew up
    Yep, no faults were found, i dont know why it happened but i will try to keep it as cool as possible. I really don't want that happening again.
    Thanks
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