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    Elenox smoking!

    Has anyone else had an Elenox PC catch fire? I've got 2 here, both marked by previous technician as overheating, so i've plugged them in to see which part was the problem. Thing is they both almost caught fire in the same place. Lots of smoke a glowing orange!
    The scorch marks are on the cable running from the floppy to the motherboard.
    Can't tell you what model it is. Just a slim black Workstation.
    Bit scary though as there are still a few in the classrooms!

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    If anything glows orange it's usually the PSU. You need to get rid of these immediately and I would also inform your health and safety officer that there are a few still in use around school.

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    Erm, I have loads of these around.. Thanks for the heads up! Had a few cut out due to overheating but nothing that drastic.

    Craig

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    The white Prosentia 1000 models? If so, we've had a couple of PSU's do that in the past.

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    Oh God, I've still got a load of the Prosentia 1000's in use.

    Upgrade some over summer with more memory and noticed the CPU Cooling Fins were completely clogged with, well, err.... 'stuff'.

    Scared now.

    Pete

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    The black ones are newer than the old white prosentias.

    I have a white prosentia here running 24/7 as my network monitoring servers maybe I need a network smoke alarm too.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Has anyone else had an Elenox PC catch fire?
    Now you mention it, yes. One of the older white case models. It was a second hand machine, mind, and it had been kicking around the PE store for a while, so we couldn't really grumble.

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    It's scary. All i did was plug it in. Glowing didn't come from PSU.
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    Mine are slim Black prosentia machines..

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    Thanks for the tip off, I know a school with a few of these!

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    We had around 80 of the Pro 1000's (white), about 30 still left in circulation. Only 2 have had this problem. Although many have died for other reasons. The pro 800's (black), which we also have quite a number, seem to be a tad (only a tad) more reliable.

    No wonder Elonex went bust with quality like this. I wonder if the resurrected Elonex is any better?

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