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#1 hawks05

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:51 PM

Ok so here is the problem im having.   The computer will just randomly turn off on its own.  When you try to turn it back on using the power button, it wont turn back on.    The only way to get it to turn back on is to actually flip the switch on the PS and leave it off for about 30 secs turn it back on then hit the power button.  WHen you do this it just goes to resuming windows.

 

The computer is the HP Pavillion a6130n PC.

The computer has a new HDD and i tried replacing the PS with same results.

Running Windows 7 Pro 64bit.

 

Is the motehrboard shot? 

 

If so what motherboard can i buy to replace it?

 



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

WHen you do this it just goes to resuming windows.

 

Can you clarify this point ?  Do you mean that Windows just picks up from where it left off when it shut down, as if from sleep or hibernation mode ? Or do you mean that Windows goes through a fully normal boot without any black screen with white text saying something on the lines of 'Windows was not properly shut down . . .' ?

 

Problems like this are often due to the PSU, but you say you have replaced it. They can also be caused by over-heating problems. Just to check, download and install 'Speccy' from  www.piriform.com  This will give you a check on CPU / mobo, graphics and hard drive temperatures. Your CPU / mobo should not be significantly above 50C (100F), with an absolute maximum somewhere around 85C.

 

Something else you can do. A quick google suggest this computer was first released in 2007. The inside of the case may well benfit from a clean, including all the fans and heatsinks. If you remove or dislodge a heatsink in the process of doing this, you will need to replace the thermal paste between the heatsink and the surface it sits on.

 

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#3 hawks05

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:26 PM

just as it says. it goes to the "resuming windows" screen. ive cleaned the inside of the computer out on a regular basis.

a little info on myself, i have built computers before and have decent knowledge on computer maintance. not an expert by any means though.

Edited by hawks05, 14 September 2013 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:06 PM

could you please post what your current power plan settings are? do you have hibernate or sleep mode active? If so what is the time frame involved?




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