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PC shutting down

by grynn / May 2, 2007 3:00 AM PDT

Hello,

My PC shuts down on its own after about 30mn of use.
It shuts down suddenly as if the power plug was pulled out, and then it won't start unless I leave it for at least 2 hours.
Any idea what the problem might be?

I was told it might be because it's overheating, so I vacuumed the inside to get rid of the dust, but it's still acting the same...

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Vacuuming Alone may not get rid of the dust
by retired / May 2, 2007 9:46 AM PDT
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especially on the fans and heatsinks, get a can of compressed air for that. also make sure the CPU fan is working. pull a side cover and try a cooling fan to blow air directly into the case.

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Thanks!
by grynn / May 2, 2007 10:00 PM PDT

Thanks!

The fan is working properly.
I'll get a can of compressed air and see how it goes.

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