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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11737 posts, RR: 15
Posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 727 times:

I have been bent on having my power supply replaced (again) in my computer, but now that I think about it, that may not be what is wrong.

When I turn on the power strip, the computer turns on. It stays on for about 2 seconds then turns off. The on/off button works. If I turn the power strip on and at the same time push the on/off button, the computer turns off. I can push the button again and it comes on for 2 seconds then shuts off. With the power strip on, the only thing that works is the monitor and speakers.

I had the power supply changed once. The machine stayed on for about 2 hours then powered off on it's own. I turned it back on and it stayed on for about an hour. Then 30 minutes. Then 10 minutes. Now the 2 second thing.

Anyone know what I might look at first? Thank you.

GO CANUCKS!!


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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 726 times:

Open the case, and check whether the processor fan is spinning. If it isnt, then this may be your problem. It is a protection to stop the machine from overheating
Jeremy


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