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 FitPC has died 
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Post FitPC has died
My new fitPC-3 has died. I have had it about a month and have been using it with my astronomy gear. I run it remotely over my Wifi network using VNC.

Last night it powered up but then didn't show up on my wifi network. Nor would it show up if connected via ethernet.

Thinking it was a network problem, I have brought it to work and plugged it into a monitor. Nothing. The front light is illuminated and it heats up but the pc does not even enter BIOS.

I assume from this that I have a motherboard issue rather than a hard disk problem.

Where do I go from here? The pc has data I want to hold onto - including work for a Uni project that is due late next week. Is there some way of retrieving the data? I'm in Australia so I can't see it making its way to Isreal and back in a week.

Pete


Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:58 am
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Post Re: FitPC has died
Looking over the other forum entries, I've tried toggling NUM LOCK and F2 to get to the BIOS screen. No response from the PC.

There is clearly power in the Fit. When I plug in an external hard drive, its power light comes on. The keyboard also has power but no obvious connection. Plugging in a mouse makes no difference.

Any other ideas?

Pete


Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:50 am
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Post Re: FitPC has died
equitius wrote:

Where do I go from here? The pc has data I want to hold onto - including work for a Uni project that is due late next week. Is there some way of retrieving the data? I'm in Australia so I can't see it making its way to Isreal and back in a week.

Pete


Hello Pete, take the HD out of it and plug it in another PC (by USB or other).You will at least save your data.

Jean


Fri May 03, 2013 3:46 am
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Post Re: FitPC has died
equitius wrote:
Looking over the other forum entries, I've tried toggling NUM LOCK and F2 to get to the BIOS screen. No response from the PC.

There is clearly power in the Fit. When I plug in an external hard drive, its power light comes on. The keyboard also has power but no obvious connection. Plugging in a mouse makes no difference.

Any other ideas?

Pete


It's sounds like a hardware issue. Please consider to RMA the unit.

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Sun May 12, 2013 11:29 am
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Post Re: FitPC has died
sesterce wrote:

Hello Pete, take the HD out of it and plug it in another PC (by USB or other).You will at least save your data.

Jean


Thanks Jean - I did that and managed to retireve the data

Pete


Sun May 12, 2013 10:45 pm
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Post Re: FitPC has died
Seems to be a very common issue. Happened to me twice now. First time was an RMA from Australia and they replaced the SBC.
Now it's happened again. Cant say I am very impressed at all.


Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:32 pm
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Post Re: FitPC has died
I've just registered here to add a "me, too". Bought my Fit-PC 3i last August, it sat unused for months until I had enough cash to stuff it with RAM and a hard disk during November; now it's died in the manner described in this post after a few weeks of very light use. It powers on, but there's no POST or BIOS messages. The screen detects there's something there because it wakes up, waiting for a signal, but nothing arrives so it goes back to sleep after a minute or two. Very disappointing.


Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:41 pm
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Post Re: FitPC has died
  • Just in case verify CMOS battery is not discharged. Let the computer stay powered for 24 hours (best in the BIOS screen to ensure no Low power state)


Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:57 am
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