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Hardware Thread, Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug in Technical; http://www.rickardliljeberg.com/blog.php?itemID=153 Basically what happens (there's a video on the blog demostrating it) is that when a mobile phone is put ...
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    Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    http://www.rickardliljeberg.com/blog.php?itemID=153

    Basically what happens (there's a video on the blog demostrating it) is that when a mobile phone is put next to the CD ROM drive and recieves a SMS the Optiplex goes into some sort of power saving mode. You can only recover by power cycling the machine.

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    oh joy we have just got 80 of these for our 6th form where mobile are more common, I wonder how long it will take them to find out

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    We've just had 70 od these, with a lotof them going in office areas where they all have their phones on....................will try this out tomorrow.

    Does anyone know of a fix for this?

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    i've always said that i don't trust dells

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    You could always go for Stone ... *everyone* loves Stone computers

    /me runs and hides from DB.

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    Tony, you had any trouble with this?

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    Not seen any problems yet, but there is a noted issue with capacitors on certain boards, on some they blow (sure there was a recent thread on this) and on others they dump (possibly creating the power problem).

    We only have 2 machines with the same board as the GX520s (not GX520s but workstations ... forget which model now) and the only problem we have had with them it overheating ...

    The 620's will be getting a soak test next weekend and I'll try and see if they have the same issue.

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    Re: Dell Optiplex GX520 hardware bug

    Tested our's today..............seem to be fine.



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