One hardware annoyance fixed - Jay Maynard

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Sunday, 26 November 2006


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1046 - One hardware annoyance fixed

I fixed the weird DIMM problem on the free computer. They were hard to stuff into the slots, and I thought that was causing them to bend and not make good contact. So, I decided to test the theory. I took my handy-dandy Dremel tool, mounted a cylindrical mill bit on it, and ground the edges of the DIMMs down a bit until they slid easily into the sockets. Result: System came up with 512 MB, no sweat.

There are some problems for which a Dremel is the right answer. That number is larger than you might guess at first.

Unfortunately, it didn't fix the SCSI problem. I've ordered another card off eBay; we'll see what that does next weekend, most likely.

current mood: [mood icon] accomplished

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