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Blue-Lexus
03-14-2005, 05:57 AM
This is how it happened.
I decided to get a new case for my computer as I noticed my CPU was getting too hot. Ok so I shoot off to my local store and buy a nice Coolmaster case.
On the way back to my car I loose my reading glasses. I retrace my steps but unfortunately they have gone.
After resigning myself to the fact that I will have to replace then at great expense, I find some old less effective glasses and start to build my computer into the new case.
After a couple of hours I am ready to switch on and start flying again.
I turn on the machine and it starts up, then I start to smell something burning (OH Sh****) and switch off quickly.
On investigation I find that because I could not see properly, I had connected the power supply to my Video Card back to front which had reversed polarity at the card.
After correcting this I switched back on to find that windows now starts, but unfortunately when I tried to start the game the card died and now all I get is a black screen.
I can find the money for new glasses but not for a new card so I am GROUNDED until I can find the cash.
My wife thinks it€s good as she will see more of me now so she won€t help.

Hope to see you soon

Blue-Lexus
03-14-2005, 05:57 AM
This is how it happened.
I decided to get a new case for my computer as I noticed my CPU was getting too hot. Ok so I shoot off to my local store and buy a nice Coolmaster case.
On the way back to my car I loose my reading glasses. I retrace my steps but unfortunately they have gone.
After resigning myself to the fact that I will have to replace then at great expense, I find some old less effective glasses and start to build my computer into the new case.
After a couple of hours I am ready to switch on and start flying again.
I turn on the machine and it starts up, then I start to smell something burning (OH Sh****) and switch off quickly.
On investigation I find that because I could not see properly, I had connected the power supply to my Video Card back to front which had reversed polarity at the card.
After correcting this I switched back on to find that windows now starts, but unfortunately when I tried to start the game the card died and now all I get is a black screen.
I can find the money for new glasses but not for a new card so I am GROUNDED until I can find the cash.
My wife thinks it€s good as she will see more of me now so she won€t help.

Hope to see you soon

JG54_Arnie
03-14-2005, 06:08 AM
Not a happy bedtime story http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Good luck man, but have a good time with the wife. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

BSS_Goat
03-14-2005, 06:31 AM
Yeah, enjoy your "quality time" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

madsarmy
03-14-2005, 06:38 AM
Can you not sell something for the new card?
eg. Wife,Car or Househttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

TgD Thunderbolt56
03-14-2005, 06:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by madsarmy:
Can you not sell something for the new card?
eg. Wife,Car or Househttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


<span class="ev_code_RED">Blood?</span>

BSS_Goat
03-14-2005, 10:30 AM
semen?

BSS_Goat
03-14-2005, 10:56 AM
Just a thought ..... a healthy white male baby can bring upwards of $50,000(USD). Hey, talk to the wife, she may be game. I mean, you can always make another one and they dont cost you anything. Well, they may cost you dinner and some cheap wine but other than that its free. I mean, come on, go for twins and you can layout of work for a year and get a UBER computer.

Taylortony
03-14-2005, 01:15 PM
Take the pins out of the lead swop them over take the case back to the shop tell em the **** plug was / is wired up incorrect, that its fried your card, thump on the desk and ask em what they are gonna do about it.............. Joke..

Seriously though can't you get a cheap second hand one off the like of Ebay? or you local paper?

Would no one hand in your glasses to the police, It does happen here... sometimes