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in the past few days, shuts down from "thermal event"?


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#1 cpunoob

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 11:46 AM

win xp sp 3

IP4 cpu 2.6g

766mb ram

intel 82865g graphics controller

 

took it outside and cleaned it, but not much dust inside

used a fine paint brush to clean the fans and vacuum cleaner to suck out dust

 

says optiplex gx270, dell

service tag: fv53x31

 

i did notice some capacitors with some hard crap on top of them some months back 8)

 

usually shuts down right after start up, seconds in before windows fully loads

in the past months during the hot summer, i did put pc into stand by mode for 1st time, several times.

at least once or twice a day every day

dont know if that had anything to do with it

 



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

Hello cpunoob,

 

Could be that your power supply is failing but see below first.

 

The following checks require the computer case to be opened so take the following safety precautions 1st, disconnect any attached hardware such as the keyboard and printer etc, disconnect the power cord from the wall socket, press the case power button for 10 seconds or so to get rid of any residual charge in the system, remove the side of the case, be sure to take anti static precautions before touching anything inside, you can do this by touching a bare metal part of the case or the PSU.
  

used a fine paint brush to clean the fans and vacuum cleaner to suck out dust

 

 

Looks like you have two sticks of RAM, follow the safety steps above, remove the RAM, gently blow out the slots, insert a single stick of RAM into the slot nearest to the CPU (processor) reassemble and test, repeat the procedure by removing the first stick of RAM and then trying only the second stick in the slot nearest to CPU, test then post back with an update for us.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:05 AM

i dont have airduster can right now 8(

 

it turns off when the win logo appears

 

now its turning off some time after, minutes or hours later

 

 

i changed something on the harddrive bios from bypass to performance

dont know if thats bab. just now

makes a bit more crunching sounds, was dead silent before

 

i just took out the hard drive and brushed abunch of dust i ddint see on top of it

dont think taht did anything, but the thing is really clean inside now


Edited by cpunoob, 13 November 2017 - 03:06 AM.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:34 AM

says optiplex gx270, dell
 
i did notice some capacitors with some hard crap on top of them some months back 8)

That fault with a GX270, very typical of bad electrolytic capacitors:

http://www.badcaps.net/index.php?pageid=identity
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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:08 PM

i dont have airduster can right now 8(

 

 

This not a major problem, if the slots do not look dusty you can just try swapping the sticks of RAM around as was suggested. 

 

i changed something on the harddrive bios from bypass to performance
dont know if thats bab. just now
makes a bit more crunching sounds, was dead silent before
 
i just took out the hard drive

 

 

Trying things not suggested is not helping you, it makes it more difficult for us to be able to help and may in fact create more problems than you began with  :(


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:38 PM

i switch to a newer pc i had lying around

 

how can i use this "new" one to tap into the old one to save my files?

 

 

ill switch the drive back to bypass, said that was the slowest settings

performance was for performance, not to keep it quiet while running



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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:18 PM

moved it back to bypass

still shuts off

i have a brand new pc now

 

will start another thread on how to recovery my crap from old hard drive

 

thanks for help

 

i did remove the memory and cleaned an already clean interior

i did see many capacitors with gunk on top of them.

 

topic closed. :rip:






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