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Pc Keeps Turning Of! Can You Help?


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#1 valbar

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 12:41 PM

Can anyone please help, we have been given a computer of someone which appeared to be working ok. So I have now loaded on windows xp as the pc had windows 98 on it. Then I downloaded avg, firefox and msn messenger. Now whenever we log on to the pc it completely switiches of for no apparant reason. It did however switch of before I added any programs.
I have taken the cover of and blown my hairdryer around the fan and yes it was full of dust however problem still appears to be happening. Some times it will let us on for 30mins or so but not very often.
Can anyone please advise me what I can do to make this pc work for us.

Thanks

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 12:56 PM

There can be several causes to this, but it sounds like it is heat related and that you were on the right track with trying to remove dust. I would want to be SURE that all the dust is out of this computer, all fans are operating, and air is free to move in, out, and around this computer. Sometimes that is all it takes. But if you have already done all of that in a thorough way and you still have the shutting down issue, then perhaps we should look elsewhere for the source of the problem.

I would strongly recommend using a can of compressed air that you can buy at any computer or office supply store, not the hair dryer.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:06 AM

This link may help you with Frankie's recommendation..

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 01:50 AM

thankyou for your fast response i will try both these and let you know how i get on.

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