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  1. Right on sirpaul1

    I think that you are right on, serpaul1. When I first opened the case, it was chuck full of dust so it must have run hot. Attached is a photo of the motherboard and a close up of what I think may be...
  2. Thanks, garthbock. I did check the caps, at least...

    Thanks, garthbock. I did check the caps, at least the big ones, and they all look good. But I agree that something in the DC power on the motherboard failed even though nothing is apparent. The brick...
  3. Yes, Berton. It is the small box on the right....

    Yes, Berton. It is the small box on the right. The brick puts out 12VDC and the motherboard must convert to the other DC voltages. Anybody knows if there are test points on the board for the...
  4. Hi Berton, In the Dell case, the brick has 8 pins...

    Hi Berton, In the Dell case, the brick has 8 pins that mate to the connecter in the back of the case. That connector has its back pins soldered to the motherboard. The only connectors on the...
  5. Dell Optiplex GX620 ultra-small form factor does nothing

    Is someone a bit familiar with the Dell optiplex GX620 ultra small form factor PC?
    When I push the power button it does nothing: no LEDs, no fans, just total silence.
    The external power supply...
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    Thanks to mrjimphelps and joep517. I found the...

    Thanks to mrjimphelps and joep517. I found the enable/disable usb in the BIOS. But the trick of plugging a usb 1.1 device in the ports and checking the power tab in the usb hub properties allowed me...
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    I tried that but the program just hung. I know...

    I tried that but the program just hung. I know that it can work with usb 2.0 because I run it on my laptop that has only usb 2.0 ports and it runs at the faster speed. Somehow I have to make the...
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    How to disable USB 1.1 ports?

    I need some wisdom from heavy duty geeks.
    I run Win XP SP3 on a Soyo Dragon 2 motherboard. The motherboard is spec-ed for 8 USB ports but my PC brings out only 6 ports; 4-USB 2.0 and 2-USB 1.1. I...
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    Do you have apphelp.dll in your system32 folder ?...

    Do you have apphelp.dll in your system32 folder ?
    Or get a copy of the dll and save it in that folder to make XP happy.
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    spinrite

    If you want to recover the hard drive, try running spinrite. It has an incredible ability to recover bad sectors. But you should replace the drive soon.
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    Problem solved with ImgBurn

    Hey Admin. Thanks for a quick reply. I ran ImgBurn and the CD booted just fine.
    ImgBurn is such a nice piece of software, I just had to make a donation.
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    msss_media32 cd does not boot

    I downloaded the mssstool iso file and burned a cd image using Nero.
    I can see the files and folders on the cd. But when I start the PC,
    (Win xp sp3) it does not boot from the cd but into win xp....
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