confusedpenguin wrote:Perhaps it's a GPU problem?
Start isolating components by swapping one at a time, and logic will prevail.
Hz so good wrote:Off topic, but when I read the thread title it reminded me of a PCCHIPS motherboard my uncle ordered way back when, and when installed and powered on for the first time, I was like "Huh. There's a bright LED next to the CPU socket. Neat! Wait...what's that smell?". One of the Voltage regulators actually caught fire, and the "LED" was a little flame.
Hz so good wrote:And that's how I know what burning silicon smells like.
just brew it! wrote:The original floppy drives for the Apple II used an unkeyed ribbon cable to carry both the power and data signals. Plugging it in backwards and applying power would blow little square holes in the tops of a couple of chips on the floppy drive's logic board as the dies instantly vaporized. I worked part-time in a PC shop back then; we got a lot of drives brought in to the service department with this particular type of damage.
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