[access-uk] Re: Start up problem

hahahah Surely I hope you mean three hundred and fifty?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 4:31 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem


> alan, I wouldn't take this machine anywhere near the computer repair
store.
>
> If you can do it yourself then fine but if not, it simply is not economic.
>
> You can buy new PCs from places such as EuroPC (www.europc.com) for as
> little as 3250.00 and you can get second hand PCs for less money than
this.
>
> You should not really consider anything slower than a Pentium 4 or celeron
> based on the pentium 4 or an AMD Athlon 2000++ processor.  If you are
> running Windows XP, you should not use less than 512MB of RAM with a
> screenreader.
>
> Regards
>
> Graham
> Graham Page
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "alan pollard" <apollaal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "access uk" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 12:32 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem
>
>
> Hi Graham,thanks very much for your advice.on checking again with Mike
your
> estimate re age was right on!it is more like 9 or 10,years old.and he has
> upgraded the Ram,I will try it out before takeing it too the Computer
repair
> store.Thanks again for your time.Alan.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2007 5:48 PM
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem
>
>
> > Hi Alan.
> >
> > first, if it is a pentium 3 it may well be more than 5 years old and it
> > sounds a bit long in the tooth.  You need at very least 2556MB of RAM to
> be
> > even thinking about running XP.
> >
> > Secondly the other problem could be difficult.  It may be just that the
> > motherboard or memory chips on the board or processor socket are not
> > propperly seated.  Unless the motherboard is not working though I would
> > expect some kind of message on startup even if things are not working
> well.
> >
> > I would seriously question the wisdom of spending too much money on this
> > system.
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Grahama
> > Graham Page
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> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "alan pollard" <apollaal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Saturday, July 07, 2007 11:53 AM
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem
> >
> >
> > Hi Graham,I have recieved some more imfo re   my  friends faulty
> Computer.It
> > is a P 3,around 5 years old,   and is  running X P,the fault started
about
> 6
> > monthes ago,he tells me that when the problem is happening their is
> nothing
> > on the Screen  to help him with  what may be going on  inside the
box,also
> > the problem is more common   during hot Whether,or after shutting down
> after
> > sustained use,then trying to re Boot.somebody mentioned to him about the
> > :Video Card.As Mike is not  a Tecky  personhe  he is just passing the
imfo
> > on to me.He is not charging me for the  System I will be paying for any
> > repairs,which is fair enoughHope this helps you!.Thanks very much for
your
> > interest.! Alan.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 5:31 PM
> > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem
> >
> >
> > > Hi Alan.
> > >
> > > Do you have any way of getting someone with sight to look at the
screen
> > and
> > > give more information?  The fact that the PC is not booting up all the
> > time
> > > suggests some kind of intermittent error which could include a
crytical
> > > component such as the mother board or RAM not being seated properly.
> > Loose
> > > connections, dry joints etc. could be a problem.  Do you know anything
> > about
> > > the history of the PC or how old it is?
> > >
> > > Regards
> > >
> > > Graham
> > > Graham Page
> > > Home Phone: 0207 265 9493
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> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "alan pollard" <apollaal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 2:58 AM
> > > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem
> > >
> > >
> > > Graham,sorry my error,I mean the power button.Alan
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Graham Page" <gpage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2007 4:44 AM
> > > Subject: [access-uk] Re: Start up problem
> > >
> > >
> > > > what, the power button or the start button on the screen?
> > > > Graham Page
> > > > Home Phone: 0207 265 9493
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> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "alan pollard" <apollaal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > To: "access uk" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:24 PM
> > > > Subject: [access-uk] Start up problem
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi List members,I have inherrited another computer ,however it does
> have
> > > a
> > > > problem. Prior to takeing  it into the local  computer  work shop
> > thought
> > > > it may be wise to get a possible cause ,might save  some Bucks.It is
> > > loaded
> > > > with :X  P,can get more details if needed.
> > > > The problem is that when starting up the start button at times needs
> to
> > be
> > > > pressed from once or twice up to 10 times but will  eventually
> > start.Thank
> > > > you for any help.Alan
> > > >
> > > >
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