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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    I was approached by an apprentice at work last week, who was after a remote diagnosis on his system.
    He'd bought a new case and motherboard and assembled everything but when he pushed the power button the fans spin and stop straight away.
    Of course I told him I couldn't say what the problem was without looking at it.

    Well he brought it in and I looked at it the other night.
    I spent all evening removing everything (including RAM) and even trying the mobo on the table in case it was shorting to the case.
    It wasn't until I put it all back together and, scratching my head, decided to make sure he'd fitted the processor properly... no bent pins etc.

    I was quite surprised at what I found...



    I went to see him yesterday and asked whether he'd bought the mobo with or without the CPU.
    "What's a CPU?"
    "The processor"
    "What's a processor?"

    Sheesh!
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    Noobs I must say that videocard heatsink is quite interesting

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    Chewie's Avatar Chew E. Bakke
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    Yeah, I had to laugh at the idea... give it a bit o' bling in the box but they stick it on the wrong way up so you can't read it!
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    This can't be true.

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    He knew enough to put it together, but didn't know what a processor was?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie UK View Post
    I was approached by an apprentice at work last week...
    no way this happened. even ignorant ppl know to do something with a cpu slot and this guy was an "apprentice"?
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    Apprentice Truck Fitters aren't known for their acumen.
    He's a nice lad, though - just a bit wet behind the ears.
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    Why would he have installed a heatsink?

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    I've been helping someone with his computer recently. It took me a while to figure out that the cpu he kept talking about was the NB, and before that I had to explain to him which card in his chassis was the mobo.

    It's easy to forgot how hard these things can be for some people, however kewl the same people might be, otherwise.

    There are absolute idiots who can't cope with it as well, but let's not go there, for now.


    EDit: Actually, let's do that. The effing scamtards at the repair shop he went to (he lives pretty far away, and I couldn't take time off to come and help him) made him buy a new mobo 'cos they "didn't dare" reattach the NB heatsink, which had come loose.

    Rather than at least trying it, they just declared it as impossible. And then, when windows wouldn't let him migrate his static ip to the new, built in, ethernet card, the only advice they had was to reformat and reinstall. Bunch of arsemonkeys
    Last edited by Snee; 12-20-2006 at 08:18 PM.

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