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    Computer Repairs

    I am sure many/most of us here have administered various repairs.

    What hardware problems have been at fault to you most of the time?

    The CPU, MoBo, Fan, PSU?

    I think for me the most Hardware errors I have seen are

    Hard Drive and Motherboard Failures.
    I have seen a couple of laptop fans that have given up as well.

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    Most hardware problems I saw were motherboards as well. Blown/Bulging caps normally.
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    HD/PSU. Not counting ruining a GTX280 adding a WC block.
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    i would have to say that personally, i haven't really had a single component fail more than any other. i have had just about everything fail on a desktop. from video cards, hard drives, memory, motherboards, etc. i've been fairly lucky with the exception of some hard drives lately.

    from a professional standpoint, i would definitely say motherboards. at one of my previous jobs, we had a number of dell gx270 & 280s that were notorious for bad caps. i would say that i personally replaced anywhere from 40-50 motherboards that exhibited bulging caps
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    Hardware? Not one over the other...

    Most errors I have run in to are of the ID10T variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthDog View Post
    Hardware? Not one over the other...

    Most errors I have run in to are of the ID10T variety.
    you make an excellent point. most problems that i am asked to look at are related to software instead of hardware; ie - the user has crippled windows in some way that they need assistance in removing crappy software, etc.
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