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Pc Boots & Turns Off


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#1 gmoreno76

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:09 PM

:thumbsup: I am not sure what could be the problem with my desktop. I just recently added a secondary hard drive where all my data will reside. In addition, I did some cleaning (used some air gas to remove any dust) and removed the fan from the CPU. I replaced the fan making sure I put thermal glue. All seemed to work fine until it started to boot & automatically shut down. However, the light stays on so there is power. My first thought was it is overheating so I took the fan off the CPU & cleaned out the glue & added a new coat. I let it sit for a while & turned the PC back on still same issue. Then I replaced the video card but still the same issue. I can't seem to pin point the issue. Any ideas!!!!

OS - XP Pro
Mem - 1GB
MB - Gigabit

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:47 PM

Check your RAM and your CPU they may not be seated properly.
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Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:13 PM

I will go ahead and try that and let you know what the outcome is. I appreciate the feedback.

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Posted 20 June 2008 - 12:19 PM

Also re-read your post. Double check too see your power supply is powerful enough to support that extra hard drive.
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Posted 20 June 2008 - 07:10 PM

You might check for bent pins on your CPU and proper seating of the heatsink.

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 01:29 PM

Make sure nothing is grounding out the motherboard. Lose screws, heatsink brackets etc.




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