If it's not one thing, it's another...
Day after christmas, smokey smokey... poof goes the power supply in the main desktop.
So I decide, "eh, I'll do a little revamping".
Bought new matching cases for the server and main desktop and a new keyboard, mouse, etc... dropped about 150 bucks.
painted everything Midnight Blue and gave it a nice clear laquer top coat... looks good.
Reassemble - SMOKE - goes the AMD Athlon XP Barton.
Processors hate me.
Thank God everything is swappable between the two - dumped the desktop's Sempron processor into the server, and I was back up.
Later realized that the power supply smoke-age in the desktop also killed the mother board.
So now I'm waiting on a replacement motherboard from NewEgg costing me about 38 bucks (ya I know its cheap, but socket-A boards aren't plentiful anymore --- they only had 5 to choose from and the most expensive was 70 bucks with bad reviews... the 38 dollar one had 100% good reviews and all the features I needed... It's ****ty PC-Chips brand, but I'll give it a try)... and I'm gonna have to wait until AMD RMA's my processor because I'm not buying another one. I've got a backup here, but its only 1.5 Ghz... the Barton was 1.99 ... I could get up and running, but I'd rather wait until i get the new processor.
Here's hoping it didn't kill anything else.
I friggin hate computers -- I was internet-less for days. I refuse to use the server to web-browse, that's just asking for trouble. So I'm on the bloody laptop - and while its good for a laptop, it sucks ass compared to the desktop.
Anyway - on a car audio note... I just put a system in a Toyota Tercel circa 1990 over the weekend, little starter one... 4 speakers and a head unit.
Turned out allright... doors were a living nightmare... they have these little cheapy plastic mount rings... much like many foreign cars, but these were even thinner and more "wobbly" than anything else i've ever seen inmy life. Not to mention the dept space allowed due to the window rail is virtually zero.
Real pain in the butt.
But it turned out good - sounds good for what it is... As far as 4 speakers and a deck setups go, I was a lil impressed.
Anyway - get this...
After doing the job, the radiator's electrical fan won't shut off... I don't get it.
We didn't go into the climate control harness or anything... just hacked into the speaker wires and the deck power, which is on its own harness, not in the same harness as the climate stuff...
Fromwhat I understand - the radiator fan has a heat switch (like a ported vacuum switch, but there are 2 electrical contacts inside -- when the motor gets to a certain temp, contact is made between the two tabs and power is supplied to the fan)... also, when the AC i turned on in the car, it supposedly kicks in that fan as well, in correlation with some other stuff.
So thats why I was wondering abotu climate controls - but we never touched that stuff.
I don't get it.
It could and probably just is coincidence, but I hate when **** like this happens... you work on a dude's car and then all of a sudden something unrelated to what you did doesn't work, and you feel like a total ******* because it looks like its your fault and you have no idea what the hell is causing it to not function properly.