Monday, May 08, 2017

"Low Memory" Crashes

     The new computer had them a few days ago, then they stopped.  Came back again late last night, after a delightful Sunday meal -- steaks and big mushrooms grilled over hardwood lump charcoal,* lightly-steamed Brussels sprouts and baked potatoes -- and I must admit, I was too busy digesting to fiddle with it.

     But tonight, I think I'd better open this thing up and see what's going on.  Backlash in the gear trains?  A loose 10's-carrying arm?  A stuck steam valve?  Something.
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* Also hardwood kindling to start the charcoal.  Lighter fluid?  Pfui!  The difference between the good charcoal and the pressed briquettes of my youth is the difference between live music and a scratchy recording.

6 comments:

Blackwing1 said...

Careful messing with that thing. If it's a stuck bit-relief valve you could spray ones and zeroes in every direction.

rickn8or said...

Right you are Blackwing; once they're scattered, it's a real booger to get them sorted and stacked in their racks. (Half the time you either put the zeros in upside-down or backwards.)

Anonymous said...

Just for grins, download and burn of of those 'Live' Linux distros and set you BIOS to boot from the optical drive.

That should help determine if its a hardware or Windows 10 issue...

https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/try-ubuntu-before-you-install

Roberta X said...

No. All of my toys run under Windows.

c-90 said...

Probably a chunk of Brass from a separated cartridge cae, jamming the sear.....

C-90

Rich P said...

http://store.caig.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.188/.f
This is a contact cleaner and enhancer which has come into use at the laser mine. It is useful when used on ribbon cable connectors, header pin connectors, and all sorts of things. We mostly use the brush in cap, but some Shack sells it in spray can form. A little on a cotton swab goes a long way. If you can find a surviving Shack. This might just smooth out the Geneva drive and keep the frames in order. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geneva_drive