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System randomly powers off

by Disneyfan / June 22, 2009 11:09 PM PDT

I'm trying to help someone with a problem where their one-year old desktop computer just randomly powers off. The system does not seem to be getting hot. Any thoughts?

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Look into...
by Willy / June 22, 2009 11:54 PM PDT

Typical actions:

1) replace PSU
2) replace mtrbd.
3) verify system is clean
4) install system monitoring for temps

You offered nothing on what the system is, etc., no details. If this is an OEM type system, any warranty from the likes of Dell, HP, Gateway, use it.

tada -----Willy Happy

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Not hot?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2009 12:12 AM PDT

I fixed one just last week that was not getting hot. However a heatsink had lifted off one corner. The problem is this is not your PC so be sure you are willing to replace the machine if you open it up to check and it takes a dive.

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help me
by sanusi2007 / June 28, 2009 7:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Not hot?

i had a Intel motherboard but is i assemble then i start it it will not display the screen whiles vga its good i can see that the computer it on but nothing com on the screen that is doubt me.................................

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(NT) Does it display the bios info?
by Willy / July 3, 2009 3:35 AM PDT
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Power options....
by jbking2 / July 2, 2009 1:17 PM PDT

Do they have it set up to shut down after x minutes of inactivity? That could be another cause.

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