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Computer shutting down unexpectedly.

by Flap1 / March 28, 2004 6:41 AM PST

I have a HP Pavilion 8754C. It's a P3 800Mhz loaded with Win ME (ugh!) Anyway, it runs fine for about 20-30 mins. and abruptly shuts down. I hear a click and it's off. I ran it with the box open to see if it might be an overheating issue, but that did not help. Both the power supply and CPU fans are running fine. The power supply was replaced about 1 year ago, but honestly, it does not look like a new one. Physically it looks used. Is this a power supply issue? Or is something else involved?

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Re:Computer shutting down unexpectedly.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2004 7:44 AM PST

You can sometimes "sniff it out" by reducing the load on the power supply. Unplug the CD/DVD drives and see if it takes longer to shutdown.

Besides FANS, the heatsink under that fan will collect lint, dust and other insulating material. For most, a little over a year and the heatsink is clogged.

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by Taulon / May 17, 2005 10:25 PM PDT

This is probably a hardware or software change. But it is serious. research this.Send to expert. Dont waste time on scanning for viruses cause its not.


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Check those posting dates. The patient is likely dead now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2005 10:36 PM PDT
In reply to: OK

Posting to an over 1 year old thread is unlikely to get the result you expected.


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