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  1. Hi Good News!! I have received the Shuttle back from the retailer and they replaced the Motherboard with an identical new one, checked that the Onboard components were working as expected and left me with a screenshot of the system window showing a full 32GB RAM. So I am really pleased to be proved wrong here - excellent customer service with no problems at all: http://www.icubes.co.uk/ Thanks for all of your help. Rich
  2. Hi Thanks for your input on resolving this problem but I fear I have been a little premature with my diagnosis. I followed up on the suggestion from caintry_boy and found the receipt for the shuttle and have now sent it back for repair. I've never held out much hope as far as warranty's go - here in Rip-Off Britain we are told they aren't worth the paper they are written on. But I got in touch anyway and a repair was the first thing they suggested so hopefully that'll prove me wrong... I'll let you know what they say... Thanks for your help, Rich
  3. Hi Sorry for the delay in updating this thread. I ran a Memtest which produced no errors. While I’ve been trying to swap the memory around, I was checking the system spec with Belarc advisor and I just had an idea that I would determine the slots which the computer says are full (Channel A DIMM0 and Channel B DIMM0.) Then I transferred the same sticks into the so-called ‘Empty’ slots. When I booted up the ‘Full’ slots were empty (which they were) and the ‘Empty’ slots were full. I had hoped that this would provoke the memory to register correctly however when I put all the memory back
  4. Hi all I managed to borrow a PCIe x16 video card and the good news is that the shuttle still works. Unfortunately, something is not right because I tried flashing the BIOS and running windows update (Windows 7, by the way) and then I took the card out and reverted back to onboard video but all I got was a blank screen (so I’ve put the card back in again.) Curiously I’ve only got two memory chips working at 16Gb where I should have 4 working at 32Gb (Corsair Vengence DDR.) Does this mean that areas of the CPU (quad core i5 3770) are not processing the hardware properly?? Any ideas? Thanks, I
  5. Hi I have been using onboard video - as I don't have a PCI Express card I was trying to explore other options but on second thoughts I may be able to get hold of a video card from a friend, not until after this weekend though. I'll see what I can find out and report back. Thanks, Rich
  6. Hi all I bought a SZ77R5 Small Form Factor Shuttle PC less than 2 years ago and about 3 weeks ago it stopped booting up (or showing any video at all) and I can’t hear a POST either. I have taken both of my Solid State Drive’s out and plugged them into my other desktop and they are still working fine and the data is safe but going back to the shuttle, I still got nothing on screen. Since then I have taken my ram out of slot 1 altogether and put the ram from slot 2 into slot 1 (8GB Corsair Vengeance.) Still I get nothing – no video or POST – just a blank screen. I have tried the video output to
  7. HelloThank you for reading this thread and thanks to wdeydwondrer for your comment. It would seem that I am not the only person interested in getting WiDi technology in a desktop machine after all!! There are in fact many people who want to enable this feature as I found out when I posted a similar thread to this one on the Intel Support Community forum which you can read here:https://communities.intel.com/message/201152#201152In that thread a user called joe_intel was less than confident about solving my issues. There had been other users who were “testing the water” by posting comments such
  8. Hello Back in March I was asking a question on this forum about which Wireless PCIe card to purchase for my Shuttle SZ77R5. You may remember that this is a desktop machine with an Intel i7 3770 3.4Ghz Socket 1155 CPU which I bought to take advantage of the Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. To update you, I got an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (with 3 UF.L sockets) from amazon.co.uk along with 2x Internal 3G/4G WWAN / WLAN Wireless Antenna. This allowed me to connect the wires from one of the antenna to sockets 1 and 2, then I connected one of the wires from the other antenna
  9. Hello, sorry it has taken such a long time to get back to you. I believe the problem is solved - I had a look at the date of the driver for the wireless adapter inside my Aunties laptop and found it to be about 3 years out of date. Although the Acer website was not bringing up a newer driver I did a Google search of the specific name of the adapter and found one on the Atheros website which was released at the end of May. Great I thought - it took a bit of perseverance to get it to download but once I did, I installed it and I got 4-5 bars of signal strength. The speed test brought up
  10. Hi Thanks for your input. The laptop is about 6 months old (Acer 5742, I got it set up for my Aunt) and if I remember rightly the weak signal was there from the start. I would not like to suggest reinstalling windows at this point but I appreciate your thoughts on the matter. My gut instinct is telling me that it's just a setting somewhere and I should be able to find out if that is the case when I visit them next (hopefully sometime this week). I have several things I can try to give the signal a boost (see my previous post). I do now have a smartphone which I could connect and
  11. Thank you Y Very interesting info there - I wasn't aware of the procedure so it's always useful to learn new techniques. The only problem with buying a wireless N router is that it's not my money to spend but it's a possible solution that I'd have to consider if all else fails. In the meantime you have put me on to something other things I'd like to try - I have a Devolo Wireless N Starter Kit connected to my router (DG834Gv1) at home. I'd be interested to find out how the signal on that compares to the Netgear in a like for like situation. I could also try matching the settin
  12. Hello again Y, There is a very large wooden cabinet right behind the chair that is in the sitting room. so I shall try turning the router to see if this helps make the signal stronger. I did load the inSSIDer utility at one point and if I remember correctly the router was on channel 11, and as one of the neighbours was on 6, I changed to 1 to see if that made a difference, which I think it did, slightly! Somehow I must help my Uncle, in particular, see that technology is a useful tool that he can take advantage of, but to be honest, it is like pushing water uphill!! Thanks, R
  13. Hello Thank you for your reply. The router is a DG834G v4 and the speed is 54Mb/s. I think the advertised speed is "up to 8Mb/s" but I don't think they know anymore than me about what they are getting. I have not tried to hard boot the devices so that is something that I must try when I go to visit them next. (By the way, the router is a modem router). What else do I need to try after that? So to be so vague but it is hard because when I try to instruct them over the phone, they tend to get very frustrated and things get very complicated. It is just easier on them
  14. Hello I wonder if someone might be able to solve a problem that I am having with my Uncle and Aunt’s wireless signal. They have two desktops and a laptop, connecting via a Netgear router, all of which I set up for them. The desktops connect via Ethernet cables and reach speeds of 6.5Mb/s. If I sit next to the router in the hallway, the laptop also reaches the same approximate speed and the wireless signal is 5 bars. But if I enter the sitting room and sit in a chair literally on the other side of the wall to where the router is positioned, the signal just drops off to 1 bar. Trying t
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