View Full Version : A new "Darwin Award" candidate over on Matrox T.S.

26th January 2001, 20:28

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Detailed Explanation: The garbled static and noise revealing wicked electrical interference through speakers at establishment of internet connection (local isp), which results in frequent disconnects, and slow transfer rates.... We tried resetting the CMOS, and booting with only the video card (in AGP slot of course), then adding my pci modem card in a slot and checking irq's, if sharing, starting over and using a different pci slot for modem and re-checking irq's.This never helped or changed anything I noticed</font>

Just scroll past all of the early stuff and look at the last 4 or 5 posts. I don't think I'd have posted back in like "big daddy" did. http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

I think Haig's final response shows remarkable restraint...I certainly don't know how I could have kept my cool after eating up tech supp's time with this one...


[This message has been edited by Bixler (edited 27 January 2001).]

26th January 2001, 21:59
I have a few friends who sell pc's retail and I hear many horror stories of a similar nature, my favorite one being after 45 mins on the phone with the customer complaining about not being able to connect to the net - tech's suggestion ok unplug all the cords - power phone etc and plug them back in... few seconds of silence and 'oh I have to plug it into the telephone line?' http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/rolleyes.gif

26th January 2001, 22:39
that's a good one! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif

26th January 2001, 22:53
I love when Tim alerts us to these little gems on Matrox's forums.


26th January 2001, 23:41
Ignorance is bliss......

27th January 2001, 01:19
Help me Haig! When I turn on my computer, the amber light on my monitor turns green!
I know my G400 is responsible.


27th January 2001, 02:20
you only have an amber light that turns green? that's NOTHING compared to my problem: when I turn on my computer, one of the connected devices also has the light that changes colour, and also a large area of that device mystically glows in all sorts of colours, and sometimes small characters show up on it, that look a bit like runes or something... is that device possesed with evil spirits?????

27th January 2001, 03:37
Hey Haig,

When I turn on my computer, the screen is dark, then it shows text, then it shows windows, then it shows text, then windows loads.

Why can't you guys fix your drivers, I mean get it right and load windows right away? I don't need to see all that other stuff cause it takes too long.

And another thing, after 15 minutes the display goes dark, and after I touch the mouse or keyboard, it comes back on. 15 minutes later, same thing. Can I get an RMA and get anuther card? Cause these things are guaranteed for three years, right?

Oh, and anuther thing, ever since I got the G400 card, my hounds been ailin, don't flush birds no more...

[This message has been edited by SCompRacer (edited 27 January 2001).]

27th January 2001, 09:57
Haig, when I turn on my computer, I get this loud, annoying beep. And it's not coming from the speakers!! I even removed my soundcard and hid it in the refrigerator and it still beeps.

It *must* be a driver issue, because I removed my videocard, and now it makes all sorts of beeps and I no longer get a display.

When will Matrox fix this?


[This message has been edited by paulcs (edited 27 January 2001).]

27th January 2001, 10:07
Haig if I put a screw driver near the monitor all the colours go funny and the picture gets distorted. I think it's driver problem can you help.

Liquid Snake
27th January 2001, 10:14

27th January 2001, 10:14
Pit, I don't think you need to install additional drivers for your screws. The native Windows screw drivers work just fine.


27th January 2001, 10:53
Dear Haig,

The last time I posted an issue with my G450 somone suggested that I remove the link between the Keyboard and Chair.

I can't find where to turn this link off in the Advanced Controls of Power Desk. This sucks cause if it is a standard feature I can't find it.

Will Matrox add this feature in future Driver updates???

ALSO!!!! I set my display to Standard VGA cause that's what kind of monitor I have and my picture sucks. I think I'll go back to my S3 Virge and M3D for Quake3. Now that REALLY OWNS!!!!!

I really need to find out how to disable the link btween my Keyboard and Chair.


27th January 2001, 11:04
Well if one wants to be a good tech support person, he has to refrain from posting sarcastic remarks and must answer even the stupidies questions. That's why a lot of people can work at tech support but only few are really good at it.

27th January 2001, 14:11
Dear Haig,

I bought one of Matrox's Dual Head video cards, unfortunately, my monitor only has one input! Is there a "Y" cable that Matrox sells that will work instead?


27th January 2001, 14:41

You crack me up! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

27th January 2001, 15:24
The realy funny thing is most (all?) of the comments so far are probably not so far from real tech support questions as we would hope http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/tongue.gif

27th January 2001, 16:27
Well that guy was a pure genius compared to some customers I encounter.

I have a some exaples:

A customer who reinstalls his OS every week and don't know how to install drivers for his computer and always ends upp with him bringing it down to us where i walk him trough it.
Needles to say it but he forgets how to do it despite that he has done it regulary every week for the past 6 months! and it's starting to drive me crasy because he hasent taken a shower since then.

Another one thinks he can just drive down to us, colect me and drive me home to him where i shall fix his problem while awoiding being eaten alive by his thre german shepards.
The Dogs was pacified with the promice that i would neuter them if they ever bite me again.
And i still want to showe his NIC cards up his as.
The only problem with that is that I would have to pul his head out from there first!

27th January 2001, 19:23
You guys are too funny sometimes.

I really need to find out how to disable the link btween my Keyboard and Chair.

Pull your lip over your head and swallow http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif


28th January 2001, 11:27

PS The first part sort of flames TS.
Be sure to keep watching.

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28th January 2001, 13:07
LOL! http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

29th January 2001, 10:57


29th January 2001, 11:03
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by HollyBerri:


Mind you, that's a big effort in these confined spaces we call our PC room http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/wink.gif


1st February 2001, 05:22
Man I nearly died I was laughing so hard.
I couldn't breathe for half a minute or so in one of the paroxysms.

1st February 2001, 08:22
That was great http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/biggrin.gif *ROFLMAO*

1st February 2001, 14:55
12 o'clock flashers. That's beautiful http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif http://forums.murc.ws/ubb/smile.gif

Carpe Cerevisi

[This message has been edited by agallag (edited 01 February 2001).]