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Computer Instantly And Randomly Loses Power


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#1 joekunt

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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:26 PM

Hi I was just wondering if any of you have encountered, or know of a solution to fix the following problem.

My computer instantly and randomly loses power for no apparent reason, it is as if someone is yanking the power lead out or turning it off from the wall, and at the worst i cant turn my computer on for aslong as it wants it boots for sometimes 4-5 seconds sometimes a minute then turns off as forementioned.
Is it just my power supply or something more serious?

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:

my comp os 2.8ghz pentium 4 running win xp professional sp2
the problem is not due to temp problems not bios problems as i have reset them manually not a virus as i have erased hard drive and put a clean copy of win and problem isn't fixed, which also means it couldnt be to lagging because of a full h/d

Edited by joekunt, 25 November 2006 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:04 AM

Probably the supply.
It's the quickest and usually the least expensive replacement.
Maybe you can switch it out with one temporarily to check.
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:35 AM

Another thing to check is the power cord. I had one go bad on me, the end that plugs into the computer, the metal contacts inside the cord were bad. If you have another cord, try using it and see if that helps. :thumbsup:
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Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:50 AM

not cord ive tried i think it is the supply dont have a spare but might as well buy another one i was hoping it was ,ifso atleast its not gona be expensive.

cheers guys.
the responses were quick seems you have a good community here.
thanks again.




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