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HP Pavilion 513n Shutdown

by PMPPATRICK / October 26, 2006 7:34 AM PDT

Pavilion is 4 yrs old w/recent 160gb hd 768 ram. Last
wk started shutting down on its own after a few hrs-
gradually diminishing in 'up'time. Now cuts off after
starting boot-up(though stays on in safe mode)Have
replaced psu and hd-no change. Will not stay on long
enough to reinstall XP.Did virus/malware scans last wk
found nothing.Could it be processor or motherboard?
Should I punt?

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Or evil dust bunnies.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 26, 2006 7:54 AM PDT

No joke. It's amazing no one tells owners about a yearly cleaning plan.


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Evil Dust Bunnies
by PMPPATRICK / October 27, 2006 6:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Or evil dust bunnies.

Yeah you re right Bob/no pr on occasional cleaning-did
clean it last yr though---any ideas?


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Time to clean again.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2006 7:06 AM PDT
In reply to: Evil Dust Bunnies

It never ends...

In closing, today's pests are more virulent than ever. But not enough clues in your post to point to any "do this" cure.

Try the usual cleanups of dust and more then scan with EWIDO and HOUSECALL.


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Clean Machine
by PMPPATRICK / October 27, 2006 7:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Time to clean again.

Cleanest its been-cant scan anymore/shuts down too fast,though it doesnt shut down in safe mode//also
the psu doesnt power down/though rest of it does------
isnt that ***** Bud Bob?

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AHH, That's a great clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 27, 2006 10:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Clean Machine

If it shuts down fast like that I'll relate a story when an owner discovered a few issues.

1. The heatsink came partially off.
2. Someone didn't put heatsink compound or the heat conductive material on the CPU to heatsink.

For now, leave the cover off and research how the heatsink fits on the CPU and get a small dab of heatsink compound.


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by PMPPATRICK / October 30, 2006 2:30 AM PST

Thanks, Bob/will look at heatsink tonite.... but me
thinks if that was an issue-wouldve happened b4 now


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Same symptoms on Pavilion 712a
by ruvvee / December 9, 2006 12:33 PM PST
In reply to: Heatsink


Wondering if you were able to fix the problem? I have a pavilion 712a showing the same symptoms. The problem has got steadily worse, and it now shuts down after no more than a minute or two.

It stays on indefinitely (well, overnight) if I go into setup mode as soon as it is powered on, or in safe mode, but shuts itself down soon after booting in normal mode. I booted an Ubuntu CD I had and it still shuts down - guess that rules out a virus. Seems to happen only in high res graphics modes.


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Did you check what we discussed so far?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 9, 2006 1:02 PM PST

When it ends with no report back, the chances are they found a solution.


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