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I thought we had long threads in SE, Check this one out!

by Glenda / November 30, 2004 1:18 PM PST
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Trouble with so many posts Glenda
by SteveGargini / November 30, 2004 2:03 PM PST

It's difficult to know, without reading every single post, if you are repeating something already discussed.
For instance, I often leave mine on and let the power saving features to turn the screen and the disks off, leaving just the fan ticking over. I have always thought that the bios battery lasts longer with the power on, but a lot of dust can collect over a long period of time because the fan is continually pulling it in from the room.
The other day we had a very serious power surge in the mains and fortunately my computer was off because I haven't got power surge protection. Something else to think about when the thing is left switched on.
That power surge damaged quite a bit of electical equipment in the area, and even blew out fuses in peoples' receiving systems.
It would take me hours to read through all those posts to maybe get the best answer to suit my situation.
Just my p.o.v and not meaning to have a go at you Glenda, but you should already know that. Wink

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Re: Trouble with so many posts Glenda
by jim c / November 30, 2004 9:16 PM PST

You should consider buying a UPS to protect your computer during a power flux or outage. You can get one for as little as $29 that will give you about 4 minutes time to shut down your computer in the event of a power failure. After losing a monitor, dial-up modem, and a hard drive due to power flucuations I finally bought a UPS. No more equipment failures since then. It's a cheap way to protect an $800 or $900 computer.

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Thanks Jim - You have me convinced
by SteveGargini / December 1, 2004 3:12 PM PST

and it doesn't sound a lot of money compared to all the expensive gear that would otherwise go to that great place in the sky, cyber heaven.

Will pop in to the local dealer tomorrow.

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Re: Trouble with so many posts Glenda
by Glenda / November 30, 2004 9:30 PM PST

I was just amazed that the question received so many replies! I read very few of them actually!:) I have a surge protector on both PC's, as we have so many lightening storms here and I always turn off the PC when I am finished for the day:) My Son leaves his on all the time, so we argue about the best way to go! LOL
Like you I think always on attracts more dust!

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Yep! The surge protector is a very good idea Glenda
by SteveGargini / December 1, 2004 3:21 PM PST

Ref. that dust - I took the side panel off the other day and found a considerable amount of dust very close to the fan. I managed to suck it all out with a plastic adapter on the vacuum cleaner. Only did this after turning the computer completely off though.
Apparently the dust can cause components to heat up and fail, so I am very pleased I took the trouble.

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by John Robie / December 1, 2004 7:01 AM PST
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(NT) (NT)SE threads get padlocked before setting a record
by Steven Haninger / November 30, 2004 9:54 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) True:) We are a rowdy bunch, aren't we?? LOL
by Glenda / November 30, 2004 10:00 PM PST
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Re: (NT)SE threads get padlocked before setting a record
by John Robie / December 1, 2004 7:10 AM PST
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I don't ask the Mods for help
by drpruner / December 1, 2004 6:47 AM PST

because real men don't need instructions! Therefore it took me a while to realize that "No further replies will be accepted" meant, "We bumped up against the right side of your monitor!" Happy

Regards, Doug in New Mexico

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Re: I thought we had long threads in SE, Check this one out!
by John Robie / December 1, 2004 6:58 AM PST
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Re: I thought we had long threads in SE, Check this one out!
by skimac1 / December 1, 2004 7:01 AM PST

Last time I checked (30 seconds ago) there were 509 posts!! WOW Happy

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