15-pin, 3-row, D-shell
9-pin, 3-row, D-shell
50-pin, 2-row, D-shell
6-pin, round, mini-DIN
By physically removing and replacing the BIOS device on the system board
By replacing the RTC module so the variable information stored in CMOS will update the BIOS on startup
By electronically flashing the BIOS with new information
By electronically removing the information from the BIOS, using new downloaded BIOS software to rewrite the BIOS, and then restoring it to the BIOS chip
The system needs a new HDD driver for Windows XP to handle this size drive.
The firmware on the HDD needs to be updated to work with Windows XP Pro.
The system needs to have Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later installed to handle this size drive.
The system needs to have the BIOS flashed with a version that can accommodate the new drive.
The USB cable is a USB 2.0 version that is not compatible with the computer port.
The USB cable is a USB 1.1 version that is not compatible with the new printer port.
The new printer is a USB 2.0 device, but the host computer has a USB1.1 port.
The USB drivers need to be updated to USB 2.0 drivers.
The drives are connected in the wrong order on the PATA signal cable.
The second drive is on the secondary IDE channel with its jumper set in the slave position.
Both drives are connected to the primary IDE channel and the jumpers on both drives are set as masters.
One drive is connected as Primary Master and the other as Secondary Master, but the power connector isn’t connected to the Secondary Master.
Enable USB support in the CMOS setup utility.
Get new USB 2.1 devices so they are compatible with the MCE system.
Test the USB devices in other machines.
Check the Windows XP MCE HCL to determine whether the components are compatible with the new operating system.
Try to restart the computer.
Unplug the power supply from the AC outlet.
Have the customer check his purchase documentation to determine whether the PC is still covered so you can help him.
Tell him that the magic smoke has left the machine and it will never work again.
The BIOS Health Monitor has corrected the fan’s speed.
The dust buildup blocking the fan’s operation has cleared itself.
The system has reached proper operating temperature and the fan has settled into proper operation.
The fan has completely stopped working and the unit should be shut down and checked for heat damage.
Call the manufacturer and check warranty status.
Shut down the system and vent the room.
Try to boot the system in Safe Mode.
Remove power from the computer.
Vacuum it out with a static-free vacuum.
Gently wash it out with a damp soft cloth.
Use compressed air to remove the dust.
Shake it out of the system.
A vacuum cleaner
A damp cloth
A soft brush
A can of antistatic spray
Bleach and water
Soap and water
Room temperatures above 85°F
Room temperatures above 90°F
Room temperatures above 95°F
Room temperatures above 100°F