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Old 12-31-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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Diagnosis tool for broken hardware?

Hi Penguins.

One of my laptops where Debian Penguin lives has constant problems with:
1. sata disk parity error
2. dead eth0, -- cannot reactivate without reboot NETDEV WATCHDOG can detect.
3. ACPI error message, not installed handle --- and when battery goes low, sudden death without any warning.

These happen sporadic, disk may survive several weeks, may die twice a day, also eth0.

I have two other happy Penguins, and have had three more in the past (they died in one reason and another) The one I have trouble is less than 6 month old, and once sent back to manufacturer and came back with new disk drive.

I tried several different kernels (versions and options), but situation is more or less same.

I also reinstalled original wiErDOU OS, out of box state, and disk and/or eth0 dies also.

I somewhat suspect hardware (or logic board) problem, but I do not have any method to either prove or disprove.. and pinpoint

Can anybody recommend good tools? I tried to surf web, but maybe I did not use correct keywords, I had either too many or nothing useful...

Happy Penguins!


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