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Nov. 27th, 2006 | 01:44 am

I'm not sure why they're so nice to me at the Burbank pc club.

The system I picked up from NewEgg didn't complete POST (power on self-test), which was unfortunate. The board, a MSI 945gt-a4r speedster's been selling a bit more frequently, and its newegg rating has been declining due to a number of DOA systems.

But to be really sure I thought I'd take it in and ask if they could put one of the POST cards in and tell me where the system was dying. They did and the board seemed to make it to D1, which seems to have something to do with initializing the keyboard controller and switching to flat memory module. The tech also decided to swap the ram to see if that was the problem, and as it wasn't, agreed that the board is probably broken.

The nice part was they didn't bother to charge me for this service. I don't know if it was because I asked a very simple specific question that didn't take much time, or that I was a girl asking that, or that they're just generally helpful.

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from: democritus
date: Nov. 27th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)

I love our local PC Club. It's like having a hometown pc shop but with the backing and trust of a chain and without the snobby know-it-all attitude a lot of local shops have.

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