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Hp Touchsmart 600 hardware issue. Please Help.

Hi everyone,

I have an Hp touch smart 600-1160. The computer makes a pop sound and then shuts off with no blue screens. The computer is not dead, after it shuts off it turns on back again but only after a few minutes and then it makes the pop sound and shuts off again after a couple minutes of usage. I thought it might be an overheating issue with the GPU so I replaced it, but it wasn't. I also thought it might the PSU, but the pop sound comes from the computer and not the power brick.

What do you guys think? I am all out of ideas

The Specs are: Intel core i5 430M nVidia GT230M 4GB RAM 1.5TB HDD

Thanks in advance

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Re: pop sound

In reply to: Hp Touchsmart 600 hardware issue. Please Help.

- It's unlikely the GPU would crash the machine like this, I think.
- Anything applicable in Event Viewer?
- I see this was a quite expensive all-in-one (1300 euro back in 2010), but probably quite old also. Repair might be too expensive. But you can ask HP or a repair shop for an estimate.


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power inverter?

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I don't want to turn it on again. The thing I described happened 3 times and the computer didn't die, I fear that next time i might not be so lucky.

I currently cannot get in touch with HP due to where I'm living.

What about the power inverter, could that be the problem?

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Re: contact with HP

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If you can't contact HP it might be difficult to get the spare parts you need. Can't you chat with them via their support site? You seem to have Internet access.


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It sounds like you want to repair it.

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If you are unsure which part it is (no, I can't diagnose exactly unless it's on my bench) then my old mentor's advice is best. Ready?

"Replace the cheapest part first."

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