>On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Wesley Darlington wrote:
>> I ended up leaving the case open with a common-or-garden desk fan
>> pointed at its innards. Kept it nice and cool. :-)
>Reminds me of the fun we had with the severely over populated/loaded
>Celebris in FF Gen.* The chip fan gave in and we had to construct a new
>cooling process A-Team/Mac Gyver style using a desk fan and a couple of A4
>ring binders. The trouble was, we never got to use the Swiss Army knife,
>chewing gum wrappers or that soft drink/popping candy combo ;)
>The reason for the binders was two-fold:
>i. To channel the air onto the processor.
>ii. To stop the stuff on my desk flying around the office.
At home, with an old Amstrad 1640 machine, we used to have the opposite
problem. While trying to install an 8087 coprocessor (Wow! the *POWER* :-)
my brother cracked the motherboard, which meant that when cold it wouldn't
boot due to signal/power failure on the board.
All you had to do was switch it on and leave it for 15/20 mins, and the board
would heat up enough so that the components expanded, the crack closed,
and the motherboard would work correctly. However, we got pissed off having
to wait for the beast, and found that sticking a hairdrier in the back on full
blast brought it up nicely in under a minute :-)
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