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Old computer failed (motherboard problems) and might buy a new one
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January 30, 2011
9:10 AM
Prema
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so my old computer for business is just a DVR system (win XP) and so it is supposed to on at all times. We installed this system about 4-5 years ago and in Dec. 2010 something happened and it wouldnt boot. We sent the computer over to a tech repair person and after TWO weeks we got a message saying that the motherboard has failed and apparently even after putting in a new motherboard it still fails.

 

so we are going to pick it up on Monday (tomorrow) and we might buy a new one.

 

but given that the computer must be running 24/7 (and rarely (like extremely rare) there will be any reboot or  shutdowns.. which computer should i think about: (the cheaper the better, but just want some general ideas :)

 

and what other place to ask this than the haven of tech: YellDotTech!!  Yell

 

EDI: I apologize for posting this in tech support when it really should be in advice corner. please forgive me :)

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January 30, 2011
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Interested in building it yourself?

http://gizmodo.com/5746128/roll-a-powerful-media-htpc-for-less-than-500

Any computer that's decently ventiliated should be fine for your purposes.

Oh, the site that was :(
February 2, 2011
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I would question this "We sent the computer over to a tech repair person and after TWO weeks we got a message saying that the motherboard has failed and apparently even after putting in a new motherboard it still fails."

Maybe get a second opinion, just curious did they try to sell you anything. If they say it's the motherboard and even after replacing the motherboard and it still won't work don't you wonder if maybe they might be wrong?

Just wondering what exactly is going on, is there no power? Starts but won't boot into windows? Freezes at bootup? Restarts over and over? What all have you tried? Not trying to be negative, actually just trying to be helpful. Just you never gave any details and you never know maybe someone here may be able to help. What exactly happens when you power up? May just be your HD. Not saying you or the tech repair person doesn't know what they are doing, but you have to wonder why they said it's the motherboard and it still doesn't work after replacing it.

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