> >> My A4000 is having weird symptoms. Every second time I turn it on, it
> >> hangs after a couple of minutes. Every second time I turn it on, it
> >> stays successfully up for at least a month. I don't even have to open
> >> up the case between reboots. What could be causing this?
> > Is it *roughly* every second boot or *exactly* every second boot? If
> > "roughly" then I would guess you have a bad connection somewhere that
> > happens to become stable once your system reaches thermal equalibrium.
> > Could be a connector or socketed chip that needs re-seating, or it
> > could be a cold solder joint or flakey component.
> > If it happens exactly every second boot, then you have me baffled :-(
> It is "roughly". This has been happening for the past half a year or so,
> and as I said "roughly" every second boot allows me to run the computer
> for over a month, so my sample is not large enough to deduce it is
> *exactly* every second boot.
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I actually have a similar problem, it will work flawlessly for 6 months,
then crash randomly for weeks on end, then work
flawlessly again at random for long periods of time.. I am using a
*storm PPC card and sometimes a well placed bit
of pressure fixes the problem, I have removed the 060 CPU and put it back in
and it also fixed the problem, however
now it works flawlessly, it is likely to annoy me again at some unknown time
I am told that is is possibly a dry joint, but every time I have the problem
I almost dedicate myself to having my good ol'
friend David to take a look at the next computer meeting, but then it just
works again for no obvious reason.
Can't wait until I can replace my trusty powered up A4000 with a new
alternative - perhaps a Mac running AmigaOS? (bernie?)