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russell
03-01-2013, 11:10 AM
Last night I was making my first real part (as opposed to playing) on my converted SX2 mill. I was profiling a clock part out of gauge plate.

First attempt went well until on the second pass the 2 mm. end mill snapped. I changed the cutter, reduced the feed rate, and things were going well until dinner was ready. I paused the job but left the computer on so that I could continue where I had left off. When I came back the computer had died. It wouldn't even boot the BIOS, just sat there making occasional beeping noises. B****r:disgust:

Russell.

Mad Professor
03-01-2013, 11:23 AM
The POST beeping is often related to memory or video card, So I would remove the memory sticks and video card, make sure there is no dust in the slots, and then refit.

If you are lucky eveything will work fine again.

Jonathan
03-01-2013, 11:28 AM
If you look inside for the model number of the motherboard you can find the manual which will details what each of the start-up beep codes mean.

JAZZCNC
03-01-2013, 12:12 PM
If you look inside for the model number of the motherboard you can find the manual which will details what each of the start-up beep codes mean.

OR take it outside and beat to a pulp with that ruined gauge plate then reverse the car over it then setting on fire before launching it into outer space with all that pent up frustration and anger.!! . . . . . Works every time for ME . . . . . . . .That's why I'm such a mellow bloke.!!

HankMcSpank
03-01-2013, 12:44 PM
wouldn't have happened with Linux.

(cos you would never have got off the ground in the first place - boom, boom!)

I can certainly relate to your problems though - at one time it seemed like every CNC session I had, resulted in a WTF moment...now after two years, it's every other CNC session!

blackburn mark
03-01-2013, 01:44 PM
as much as I'm loathed to say it... I'm with jazz on this one, computers have that ability to press my nuke button
they just never tire of getting on your tit's

I once punched a desktop off the desktop and managed to get another punch in before it hit the ground... alas, the satisfaction as sweet as it is only lasts for about eight tenths of a second
its probably better to go and throw rocks in the river for a spell :)

BedlamRik
03-01-2013, 02:22 PM
I find threatening Technology with gratuitous violence works wonders.

Failing that, make a sacrifice to placate the machine god, and anoint with sacred WD40.

when all other avenues are exhausted, then read the manual... :tongue:

Had a Musical Beep fest from my PC the other week, turned out that the beeps meant , "Power crowbar" which is nearly what happened to it, I since found out that translated to "Power supply Bolloxed buy a new one."

russell
03-01-2013, 04:37 PM
The POST beeping is often related to memory or video card, So I would remove the memory sticks and video card, make sure there is no dust in the slots, and then refit.

If you are lucky eveything will work fine again.

Thanks. It is a compact Dell computer so difficult to get into so 10 min to work out how to take the covers off (sliding catch as part of the moulding) and another 10 min to work out how to remove the DVD and Floppy drives (another hidden catch). I could then see the memory stick. I removed it, gave the contacts a wipe and refitted et voila! it worked.

Fortunately I had made a note of the X-Y coordinates when it stopped and hadn't moved anything since so I was able to restart the job and finish it. It was a click spring for a clock with a blade only 0.5 mm wide profiled out of 1/8 in. gauge plate so I was pleased to be able to do it without damaging the blade:thumsup:

Russell.

Robin Hewitt
03-01-2013, 04:56 PM
The original PC used to bleep one letter in morse code when all else failed, usually D for display, Dah-dit-dit

russell
03-01-2013, 06:21 PM
I think mine was saying "FU" - can't think what that stands for:chuncky:

Russell.

D.C.
04-01-2013, 01:59 AM
If you are needing to clean the inside of your PC to get it to work it is a very bad sign.

You have too much shite in the air. This is bad thing because not only does the shite kill your compter it wil also kill your lungs...

cropwell
04-01-2013, 08:58 AM
It ain't the beeping that should concern ya - it's the smoke !!!

blackburn mark
04-01-2013, 11:10 AM
I think mine was saying "FU" - can't think what that stands for:chuncky:

Russell.


:hysterical:
that cheered me up

cropwell
04-01-2013, 01:24 PM
If it can't be fixed with a hammer - it's probably an electrical fault :rolleyes: