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Old 22.06.2011, 07:58
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Hi John!

Terrific intro. You're going to fit in just fine.

Good luck with your stay in Switzerland and hope to hear more from you!
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Old 22.06.2011, 08:07
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Being a "newbie", I have to ask how to "thank" someone. I am sure you all will being expecting thanks, as I will be asking for help quite often!
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Old 22.06.2011, 08:26
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It might be polite to introduce oneself when you enter a room, but if you're lying a ditch and need help who cares about introductions? The OP needed help. His computer went pop....maybe he was posting from a borrowed computer and just needed to find an answer.

As pointed out most of you/us ignore introductions anyway. To continue the analogy, isn't that the same as someone walking into a room and introducing themselves and being met by silence? Or only one or two people from a large group saying hi?

Anyway, to keep it on topic the pop the OP heard is most likely the power supply. Very simple to replace himself, and depending on wattage, not very expensive. I'd try replacing it myself first. I know because I did exactly the same thing before!
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Old 22.06.2011, 08:30
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Oh, but we did.

The EF Veterans still fume about it to this day, when we have our secret conferences with the moderators and our masters, the lizard people, in their secret HQ in the mountains.

These affronts are never forgotten, young lady.
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Old 22.06.2011, 08:48
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Being a "newbie", I have to ask how to "thank" someone. I am sure you all will being expecting thanks, as I will be asking for help quite often!

If I remember the rules.. not those I posted above but the real rules.. you need 10 posts before you can thank someone and somehow..........you have '0'

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Old 22.06.2011, 10:48
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Yep. As someone else said, if you're lucky, only the brick thing in the middle of your cable got zapped. But given that your computer isn't a laptop, I guess you don't have a power brick ... so I think you may have to go shopping, as someone else else said...
Nice opportunity to buy a super quiet new power supply unit. Easy to fit yourself.

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Okay Okay!
Hi, my name is John and I'm an alcohol........
Oh wrong meeting!
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Is everybody happy now? Tough crowd.
Hi John. I'm happy. Thank-you.

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Being honest and opening myself up to bashing, I've been here 2 weeks and I am a little frustrated. Trying to hard to be nice to everybody ...
I've highlighted your error.
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Old 28.06.2011, 21:56
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Okay Okay!
Hi, my name is John and I'm an alcohol........
Oh wrong meeting!

Here's the p**p. I just arrived here from Chicago with my wife, Nancy. We are on a 3 year stint. I own a business in Glenview, a suburb to the north of Chicago. I am in the automotive business back home. Been in it for almost 38 years, 22 of which I owned my own shop. We have 4 kids all over 21 and I have a grandson. In our free time we like to travel. (both addicted to photography.)

Is everybody happy now? Tough crowd.

I'm glad I went looking for more of your posts after "noticing" you on another thread today.

Glenview! My father used to be stationed there (and we were forced to live at Great Lakes), back in the day. I wonder if one or more of your kids may have gone to school (would have been only a semester I believe) with one or more of my younger siblings... would have been in '88 though.

(This is as far as I've gotten in the thread so far though, hopefully you got your computer issues sorted)
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Old 28.06.2011, 22:03
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I never introduced myself. Nobody complained.....I think I know why.....

Good luck that the power surge you had stopped at the PSU. Otherwise good luck getting your data off the disk and if you missed out on the 399 Samsung, do keep your eyes peeled
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Being a "newbie", I have to ask how to "thank" someone. I am sure you all will being expecting thanks, as I will be asking for help quite often!
Anatomy of a post: all those buttons and links, explained

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