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news18
Guest

Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:45 am   



It was only a short black out (brown out?) that most of the computers
didnt notice.

First clue that something was wrong was the mail server being
inaccessible. a bit of a fiddle part and restart and oh, it is the
network cable. Nope, it is the Netgear 8 port 1Gb switch that came as a
freebie and we've had over a decade +. no major loss in value, but mutter
mutter, just about every switch is in use.

Time to drap out the old 3Com 24 port managed switch as a temporary
workhose. the 100mb throughput will only affect background stuff as both
the major desktops run off the firrt switch off the nbn fibre. It is a
noisy beast and at one stage I'd removed the pair of cooling fans looking
for replacements, whch didn't eventuate. So it was locate those, stuff
them back in and patch it in.

Then to work out why I was unable to connect to the headless torrent
server. Nope it wasn't the networking, Hmmm, what? Carry to the testing
area and watch the boot up. Hmmm "usb over current status detected".

That provided an amusing few hours reading the various suggestions to be
found on the internet. Clearly a lot of people make suggestions without a
clue as to the problem.

Considering this boxen has funtioned as a headless server since it was
purchased, despite the copious "something metalic/bent pins in a usb
slot" suggestion, it has to be a failute in the mobo/manfacturing as the
only usd device ever inserted was whilst testing each slot to make sure.

Hmm, how old? It seems it wasn'tthat log ago. Hmm, no paper work in the
folder, so back to the website of the mob i ordered it from and hmm
16/1/2019, so should be just in warranty. I think AMD actually give a two
year warranty.

Anyway, print out a copy of the invoices so I don't have to remeber
numbers and details when I apply for the RMA. Fiddle around and eventully
wonder why the printer isn't doing its bit.

Yep, no light and it is unresponsive. A bit more power cable swapping and
plugging and definitely dead.

The only bright spot is now SWMBO'd/CFO will not have to think of a
reason to buy a better fabric printer. That usually means cover/no
justification needed for a few ancillary purchases I want to make <VBG>.

Oh well, every cloud has a silver linning, but I don't think it is that
bright that it obscure the $$$ for a 10Gb managed hub.

Just venting.

Bob
Guest

Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:45 am   



news18 <news18_at_woa.com.au> wrote:
Quote:
It was only a short black out (brown out?) that most of the computers
didnt notice.

First clue that something was wrong was the mail server being
inaccessible. a bit of a fiddle part and restart and oh, it is the
network cable. Nope, it is the Netgear 8 port 1Gb switch that came as a
freebie and we've had over a decade +. no major loss in value, but mutter
mutter, just about every switch is in use.

Time to drap out the old 3Com 24 port managed switch as a temporary
workhose. the 100mb throughput will only affect background stuff as both
the major desktops run off the firrt switch off the nbn fibre. It is a
noisy beast and at one stage I'd removed the pair of cooling fans looking
for replacements, whch didn't eventuate. So it was locate those, stuff
them back in and patch it in.

Then to work out why I was unable to connect to the headless torrent
server. Nope it wasn't the networking, Hmmm, what? Carry to the testing
area and watch the boot up. Hmmm "usb over current status detected".

That provided an amusing few hours reading the various suggestions to be
found on the internet. Clearly a lot of people make suggestions without a
clue as to the problem.

Considering this boxen has funtioned as a headless server since it was
purchased, despite the copious "something metalic/bent pins in a usb
slot" suggestion, it has to be a failute in the mobo/manfacturing as the
only usd device ever inserted was whilst testing each slot to make sure.

Hmm, how old? It seems it wasn'tthat log ago. Hmm, no paper work in the
folder, so back to the website of the mob i ordered it from and hmm
16/1/2019, so should be just in warranty. I think AMD actually give a two
year warranty.

Anyway, print out a copy of the invoices so I don't have to remeber
numbers and details when I apply for the RMA. Fiddle around and eventully
wonder why the printer isn't doing its bit.

Yep, no light and it is unresponsive. A bit more power cable swapping and
plugging and definitely dead.

The only bright spot is now SWMBO'd/CFO will not have to think of a
reason to buy a better fabric printer. That usually means cover/no
justification needed for a few ancillary purchases I want to make <VBG>.

Oh well, every cloud has a silver linning, but I don't think it is that
bright that it obscure the $$$ for a 10Gb managed hub.

Just venting.


>Clearly a lot of people make suggestions without a clue as to the problem.

Yep any site with points or “kudos” (gosh diddly I can’t stand that word).

Your dead switch just needs a new power supply. Go pull one out of the
bottom drawer.

Fabric printer? You mean dot matrix with ribbon? Surely not.

news18
Guest

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:45 pm   



On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:35:04 +0000, Bob wrote:


Quote:

Your dead switch just needs a new power supply. Go pull one out of the
bottom drawer.


Which reminds me that I didn't actually test it with another plug pack .I
think the one it was using has been around a lot longer than the switch
and actually came from a early printer server of the SIO/PIO.

Quote:

Fabric printer? You mean dot matrix with ribbon? Surely not.


As to fabric, these days it means cardstock with a thin layer of cloth
attached. They are apparently sold at wollies, coles, and speciality
shops. Alternatively, you can actually make them up yourself by ironing
"freeza" paper to a bit of cloth than trim it to a size that fits the
printer. the trip is whether the rollers will grip and feed it and your
fabric doesn't drop threads through the printer works.

Apparently popular with quilters and other textile artists where you want
to incude images. Stuff like family tree quits, speciality theme quits
where you can not get commerical fabric already in that theme or you want
very specific images, like particular motor cars and the like.

As to dot matrix, I'm still holding onto my NEC pinwriter incase I every
work out how I can replace the driver foam in the ribbon cartridges. A
belt of WD40 or even some of the bulk ink would give a good text printer
that does coarse graphics at as lot cheaper cost than any inkjeet/laser
printing. a few years ago, you could still by new electric parts as there
is apparently quiet a few still working around the globe.

news18
Guest

Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:45 pm   



On Fri, 24 Jan 2020 02:35:04 +0000, Bob wrote:

Quote:
Your dead switch just needs a new power supply. Go pull one out of the
bottom drawer.


Addendum. The reason I didn't try a new plug pack, is that the power
Aight was still on, but none of the ports illuminated when a cabvle was
plugged in and passed traffic. So it is a fried chip somewhere..

If it was aplug pack, I do havcew a crate of plug pack but it it a
question of finding the right voltage and sufficient curret with the
right polarity and centre pin size. although there is always the option
of cord cutting an soldering.

Actually the main point of this whole sorry state of affairs is that it
tells me that the surge suppression on this power circuit has finally all
died and I need to replace one of the five GPOs with at least one new
GPO. When I realised that, I checked the indicator bezels and all five
are now dark.

Xeno
Guest

Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:45 pm   



On 22/1/20 6:16 pm, news18 wrote:
Quote:
It was only a short black out (brown out?) that most of the computers
didnt notice.

First clue that something was wrong was the mail server being
inaccessible. a bit of a fiddle part and restart and oh, it is the
network cable. Nope, it is the Netgear 8 port 1Gb switch that came as a
freebie and we've had over a decade +. no major loss in value, but mutter
mutter, just about every switch is in use.


Hmm, I have one of those sitting in a cupboard or box around here
somewhere. Haven't used it since my move to NBN fibre since the new
router has 4 Gigabit ports.
Quote:

Time to drap out the old 3Com 24 port managed switch as a temporary
workhose. the 100mb throughput will only affect background stuff as both
the major desktops run off the firrt switch off the nbn fibre. It is a
noisy beast and at one stage I'd removed the pair of cooling fans looking
for replacements, whch didn't eventuate. So it was locate those, stuff
them back in and patch it in.

Then to work out why I was unable to connect to the headless torrent
server. Nope it wasn't the networking, Hmmm, what? Carry to the testing
area and watch the boot up. Hmmm "usb over current status detected".

That provided an amusing few hours reading the various suggestions to be
found on the internet. Clearly a lot of people make suggestions without a
clue as to the problem.


Ain't that the truth!
Quote:

Considering this boxen has funtioned as a headless server since it was
purchased, despite the copious "something metalic/bent pins in a usb
slot" suggestion, it has to be a failute in the mobo/manfacturing as the
only usd device ever inserted was whilst testing each slot to make sure.

Hmm, how old? It seems it wasn'tthat log ago. Hmm, no paper work in the
folder, so back to the website of the mob i ordered it from and hmm
16/1/2019, so should be just in warranty. I think AMD actually give a two
year warranty.

Anyway, print out a copy of the invoices so I don't have to remeber
numbers and details when I apply for the RMA. Fiddle around and eventully
wonder why the printer isn't doing its bit.

Yep, no light and it is unresponsive. A bit more power cable swapping and
plugging and definitely dead.

The only bright spot is now SWMBO'd/CFO will not have to think of a
reason to buy a better fabric printer. That usually means cover/no
justification needed for a few ancillary purchases I want to make <VBG>.

Oh well, every cloud has a silver linning, but I don't think it is that
bright that it obscure the $$$ for a 10Gb managed hub.

Just venting.



--

Xeno


Nothing astonishes Noddy so much as common sense and plain dealing.
(with apologies to Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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