Anything I could try?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Lazarus, May 8, 2004.

  1. Lazarus

    Lazarus Guest

    Before I bin the monitor I bought from e bay?

    No doubt it was working as the seller was originally wanting it picked up
    local and I asked if I could arrange uplifting...seller agreed.

    I used parcel2go.com but they tell you they do not insure monitors

    I took a chance

    Its a Gateway EV700 and I have 2 already....when you put the power lead in
    the back you hear a electric surge....like a zing sound.....this is normal

    But when I press the power on at the front nothing happens...I think the
    front has had a dunt as the little flap which hides the controls was open
    and a corner piece broken off.

    Is it bin time? Any suggestions?
     
    Lazarus, May 8, 2004
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    Stuffed Guest

    Power button? Does it feel the same as normal?

    I had an IBM G50 with "No power fault" written on it, all I had to do was
    stab the button quite hard, and it would work fine :) PITA whenever I turned
    it off though, was a knack to getting the stabbing quite right! Ended up
    being on 24/7, lasted me a good couple of years running like that, and cost
    about 20p IIRC.
     
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    Rob Walker Guest


    There's probably a simple fuse inside you could try...
    But be VERY careful if you open it!

    Rob
     
    Rob Walker, May 8, 2004
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  4. Lazarus

    Lazarus Guest

    Thanks guys...I opened it and found a lump of plastic rattling aboiut
    inside. There is a grey metal plate on the bottom full of holes and it has a
    large dent in it so I assume its had one helluva wallop. I guess the off/on
    switch is broken so I am just going to bin it.

    Thanks again!
     
    Lazarus, May 8, 2004
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    Rob Walker Guest

    Do they know there was a monitor in the package??

    ;-)

    Rob
     
    Rob Walker, May 10, 2004
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    Jb Guest

    Why not wire it straight through and the fit an in-line switch?

    Rgds
    Jb
     
    Jb, May 10, 2004
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  7. Lazarus

    Lazarus Guest

    YES they ask you when filling in the online form and when you say its a
    monitor a warning comes up telling you that its not insured.

    I wonder why? Perhaps they KNOW that their staff mishandles the parcels?

    Do you think I am entitled to refund of carriage at least....no reply to my
    email asking!

    What about visa would they refund it I wonder?
     
    Lazarus, May 13, 2004
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