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When I turn on my computer it immediately shuts off.


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#1 charts

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:13 PM

When I try to turn my computer on, it immediately shuts off. I've made sure the memory sticks are securly seated and even put in a new battery. Still nothing.  Can someone give me a clue as how to get it going? It has windows xp,

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 01:21 PM

My initial suggestion is the power supply. Can you substitute it?



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:54 PM

System manufacturer and model?

 

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 10:29 AM

Its a HP Pavilion, older computer running windows xp



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 11:01 AM

There are many models of Pavilions...can you be more specific?

 

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Posted 21 June 2015 - 06:30 PM

It is HP Pavilion 523W running windows xp

I've tried 4 different power  supply = same reults-- starts for a second or two and shuts down



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 09:07 AM

FWIW:  http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07173&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/bph07173/loc:10&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=90859

 

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 06:46 AM

Did you by any chance remove the CPU heat-sink, and if so, did you apply fresh Thermal Paste when you refitted it?

I recently had the same problem with my laptop after investigating why the fan wasn't working (turned out to be a bad connection), and a lack of fresh Thermal Paste turned out to be the issue.

I would never have thought that Thermal Paste would make such a difference, but it does.

Another thing you do is try booting your computer with a live operating system (such as the one in the link in my signature), so that you would know whether the problem is with the hardware or the software.

Edited by Al1000, 25 June 2015 - 06:48 AM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:09 PM

older computer running windows xp

 

I am not making any assumptions in regard to your budget but, have you considered may be time for a new computer?  Considering it is old, has a big problem & running an obsolete OS...

If a client came to me w/ such a scenario as yours this would be my 1st query & recommendation.

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