[rescue] Did I kill the octane?

Scott Newell newell at cei.net
Sat Dec 20 18:08:48 CST 2003

At 05:06 PM 12/7/2003 -0600, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
>Okay, that's good.  The compression connectors really are as fragile as
>everyone says they are.

I keep meaning to put one under a 'scope...it almost looks like they're
using fine gold 'whiskers' instead of pins.  Certainly a strange looking

>Try removing the power cord from the system for a few minutes and try
>booting up again.  Occasionally that power circuit gets wedged and
>confused the tar out of the rest of the system.

The power cord has been cycled at least 20 times.  Still no dice.

I'm pretty sure this is the first computer I've killed.


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