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Old 05-11-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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To keep the "Hardware diagnosis and common symptoms of hardware failure" thread clean I have created this thread for discussion, suggestions and questions. If you have any of those feel free to post here.
 
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Overall it turned out quite well. I hope it will at least provide some info to people with hardware issues. Hardware issues are much more difficult to diagnose than I made it seem here. The only sure way is to have spares and test them out, but at least some software gives you some clue as to what the problem may be.

Some links are missing in the Solutions - HDD section, but it's not too important because they are linked earlier in the article.
 
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Thanks, I somehow missed those links. I corrected that and also added a link to the ddrescue homepage.
With help of onebuck we also changed parts of the PSU Diagnosis, maybe you want to add them to your article at SDP.

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Old 05-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #4
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Good, I've updated the article. Anyone else is free to add (or subtract) more. I will give credit.
 
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I have updated the original article with some corrections and added high-pitched capacitor squealing/screeching as a good predictor of hardware failure and is very useful in locating the device that is failing.
 
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Thanks, I have updated the article. You may want to update the original article with the information about POST and BIOS beep codes added by Onebuck.
 
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I will add the bioscentral site, but the rest is just an expansion of the wiki, which is too technical for most users and is already linked in the article.
 
  


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