Broadband - be careful what you take out

  graham√ 09:27 11 Jul 03
Locked

Whilst trying to re-instal Windows 95 on an old PC (not finished yet!) I borrowed the DVD player from my XP machine. I took it out with the PC on standby, thinking that without re-booting it would not be missed. Somehow the missing DVD did affect Broadband however, with much flashing of amber arrows and modem link light! And no connection!

When I refitted the DVD and re-booted, problem solved.

Be careful, out there!

  xania 10:41 11 Jul 03

Apart from USB and firewire, you should never disconnect anything from the box whilst its still powered up - even on stand-by. Even more so, you should never interfere with the inner workings. Most recommend that you even disconnect the power cable before opening the box - I prefer to leave it connected so that I'm properly earthed, but the power MUST be off.

  vaughan007 10:50 11 Jul 03

A lot of people dont realise you should never never unplug your monitor cable with the power on. Doing this can easily fry your graphics card.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

iPhone 7 review: a range of small updates add up to an excellent phone

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

How New York’s Stylin’ Seniors became a golden social media campaign

23 Apple Watch tips & secret features: Master your Apple Watch, Apple Watch Series 1 or Apple…