I've had problems with the computer freezing for months now, and have been to lazy to try and fix it until now.
What happens is that, at random times, i hear a click from inside the computer (i'm 99% certain it's teh sound of my hard drive shutting off\coming on) and then a few seconds later the computer freezes. Exact same as samurai described in this thread.
So today I opened up the computer, hoping that it might be just a loose hard drive wire or something.
I look around and see nothing so i started taking teh parts out just to clean the computer (it's really dusty as i haven't opened the computer since the summer).
When i took off the ATX power connector i noticed that 1 of the pins, number 19 (+5vDC) according to this site.
It's all brown around that one pin, and the one next to it (20) is slightly burnt but i think it's just transfered heat from pin 19 over to number 20.
Also the motherboard connector that this wire plugs into is slightly burnt but again probably from the heat transfer off of that one pin.
So what do you guys think? freezing related to this burnt pin? What could caus ethe burning?
i have no idea if this is recent or happened a long time ago since my computer's not been opened in soo long.