works with the case off!? (help!)
>Ok, this is weird: I installed a new hard drive, and now my Amiga
>4000/040 runs perfectly for about 15 minutes, then it freezes up. When
>I reboot, it gives me an $0000000B Guru and goes into an indefinite
>reboot. However, if I keep the case of, it runs fine. Sounds like a
>heat problem, right? But how do I fix it? The power supply fan seems
>to be working, and the new drive isn't running hot. This problem never
>happened in the 4 odd years I've had this computer...
The CPU or one of the custom chips might be overheating.
See if you can find a cardboard box and cut out a piece to fit the top on
your system(and the sides too), now cut out another hole around where the CPU
slot is and direct the air from a fan into it. Now start up your system and
see if it keeps working.
The object is to get the air circulating within the system.
If it keeps working then you may need to get a fan card from a clone
dealer(these plug into the ISA slot(for power only) and help keep the air
circulating inside your system), the stock power supply fan may not be up to
the task of keeping the system cool any longer.
While you're at it, check and see if there is any lint or other junk blocking
the PS fan.
The fan may be wearing out as well(yes, it does happen).
Quote:>Any help would be *greatly* appreciated....
> Marc Atkin //
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