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#1 richard dunn

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:36 PM

I'm having a problem recently where my PC turns off by itself for no apparent reason and will not boot. When I press the power button, the button lights up and the fans turn on, but I do not hear the hard drive start to spin and the power goes off anywhere between 3-10 seconds after I turn it on. However, this has happened twice and on both occasions I simply left the computer alone and off for about 10-15 minutes and then tried to boot again. The computer will eventually boot after I have left it alone for a while, but it still takes a good 10-30 seconds after the power comes on for the hard drive to start to spin and my OS to load. I'm at a loss to what is causing this. Any ideas are welcome.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:41 PM

Power supply unit?

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:07 PM

power supply unit, or possibly overheat problem. Is the CPU heatsink set properly with thermal interface fluid? have you changed anything internally lately, or taken anything out/put back in?

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