Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Whoops

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Newt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8P67 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel core 2500k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 580 Direct cuii
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX950
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer gn245hq

    Whoops

    Hello all.

    Here I am again requesting help. I recently decided that the family PC wasn't up to standards and tried to install a radeon 4870.
    Being that I rushed the job I forgot to check if the PSU had the right connectors and low and behold it didn't.
    Now here is where the problem lies, upon rebooting the PC the wireless network card decided to give up.
    I went into device manager and saw it there for a few seconds before it managed to disappear.
    After readings tips I powered down the computer and unplugged the wifi card and put it back in (Classic fix) this didn't work.
    After having no internet I got a little desperate and did a system restore. I came up to check on the PC after about an hour at which the screen was blank.
    I left it another hour and restarted it.
    Now the monitor wasn't being detected.
    So I opened it up again and removed the CMOS battery. The monitor is now being detected again but I’m not sure if this is just luck.
    It is now up and running again with and getting the internet through a usb dongle.

    I didn't take my usual precautions e.g. anti static wristband, but I can't imagine I fried the wifi card especially as I didn’t touch it the first time.

    Any help on anything in the above would be greatly appreciated either to help fix my PC (getting the wifi card working) or to just expand my knowledge.

  2. #2
    Admin team peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    19,326
    Thanks
    2,877
    Thanked
    3,381 times in 2,677 posts
    • peterb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Nascom 2
      • CPU:
      • Z80B
      • Memory:
      • 48K 8 bit memory on separate card
      • Storage:
      • Audio cassette tape - home built 5.25" floppy drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • text output (composite video)
      • PSU:
      • Home built
      • Case:
      • Home built
      • Operating System:
      • Nas-sys
      • Monitor(s):
      • 12" monocrome composite video input
      • Internet:
      • No networking capability on this machine

    Re: Whoops

    The 'classic fix' usually involves removing the device in hardware manager, powering down, removing the device, rebooting, powering down, replacing the device, and then re-installing the drivers etc. In effect doing a full re-install of the device.

    Unfortunately that doesn't always result in the removal of the drivers so problems can persist.

    But if you didn't to that procedure (as I described), it might be worth trying.

    Have you tried the wi-fi card in another machine?
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  3. #3
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,034
    Thanks
    1,193
    Thanked
    2,242 times in 1,844 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Whoops

    I take it you haven't left the 4870 in the computer while you're doing all of this?

    In fact, we could probably do with a bit more info on what you did in terms of installing the 4870 - did you just turn off the PC, stick it in, realise you didn't have the right power connectors and take it straight out again, or did you try to power on the PC with the 4870 in it?

  4. #4
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Newt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8P67 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel core 2500k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 580 Direct cuii
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX950
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer gn245hq

    Re: Whoops

    Sorry for being a little vague
    What i did was power down the PC put the into the slot (after moving a sata cable or two out the way) then looking for the 6 pin connecters or enough spare molexs i saw there wasn't enough so before powering up the PC i removed the card and left everything as it was.

    I'm not too bothered about the wifi at the moment but my main problem is that that monitor is not detecting the computer. The motherboard uses an integrated gpu so i can't understand why. I thought i fixed the problem last night by removing the cmos battery. It worked again this morning but this evening the monitor wasn't detected again. I then removed the battery again to no avail so tied taking out the ram as well, for some reason that worked.

    As I’m leaving in a couple of days i don't want to leave it semi functional. please help :s

  5. #5
    Admin team peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southampton
    Posts
    19,326
    Thanks
    2,877
    Thanked
    3,381 times in 2,677 posts
    • peterb's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Nascom 2
      • CPU:
      • Z80B
      • Memory:
      • 48K 8 bit memory on separate card
      • Storage:
      • Audio cassette tape - home built 5.25" floppy drive
      • Graphics card(s):
      • text output (composite video)
      • PSU:
      • Home built
      • Case:
      • Home built
      • Operating System:
      • Nas-sys
      • Monitor(s):
      • 12" monocrome composite video input
      • Internet:
      • No networking capability on this machine

    Re: Whoops

    Could be that you disturbed something while installing the GPU, resetting the bios parameters may have been a fluke (you did disconnect the computer completely from any mains supply while you were clearing the CMOS?)

    Otherwise back to basic faultfinding, strip the PC down and the rebuild, testing it each time you add a component.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  6. #6
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,034
    Thanks
    1,193
    Thanked
    2,242 times in 1,844 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: Whoops

    Quote Originally Posted by Newt View Post
    ... What i did was power down the PC put the into the slot ...
    OK, slightly basic question so please don't take offence, but: Did you unplug the power cable from the PSU whilst doing this?

  7. #7
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Newt's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P8P67 Pro
      • CPU:
      • Intel core 2500k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX 580 Direct cuii
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX950
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer gn245hq

    Re: Whoops

    Ha don't worry no offense taken. Yes I always unplug everything from the pc before sticking my hands in there

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Whoops!
    By woody_294 in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-09-2009, 08:30 PM
  2. Dani Pedrosa, Whoops!!!
    By jon bda in forum Automotive
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-10-2007, 03:08 PM
  3. Whoops.
    By GrahamGarside in forum Automotive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-03-2007, 12:00 PM
  4. Few questions about my theory test (whoops).
    By Noni in forum Automotive
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-10-2006, 01:29 PM
  5. Whoops
    By Robert in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 26-06-2006, 09:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •