November 16, 2003

After spending some time on Saturday getting a new motherboard installed, I thought everything was going smoothly. The new motherboard was working fine and I was happy.

About an hour ago, the computer refused to boot. It went through POST fine, but after seeing all that it just hangs. I can't get it to boot.

After popping off the case cover, I got the slight whiff of electrical smoke.

I fear the worst. After a day of service, my motherboard has been struck down with infant mortality.

I'm leaving for Comdex in 15 minutes and will be gone until Tuesday. Unless magic eleves fix it while I'm away, it looks like I'll be spending part of Wednesday, exchanging a motherboard at Fry's. Heaven help me.

Posted by michael at November 16, 2003 06:46 PM