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Computer will die at random times


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#1 Gactryboy

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:31 AM

Hi, This is my first post. I am having a problem with a HP Pavilion 793c computer. It will die at random times. When I try to restart the computer, the power button will light for a moment and then go off. I can reset by unplugging for 25 sec. and replugging. Sometimes it will start and other time the power light will flicker and at other times it will not do anything, until I unplug and reset. I am running Windows XP home edition, double booted with Ubuntu 9.04. The problem started before the Ubuntu install. Could it be the power supply?
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 12:49 PM

When you say die do you mean it just goes black and shuts off with no error messages?
Sounds like overheating
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#3 Gactryboy

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:28 PM

Mark,
That is just what it is doing. I just looked inside and it has three fans. It sounds like they are working, but haven't tried with open case.




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