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01-May-2007, 07:59 AM #1
HP Pavilion shuts down repeatedly
Hi, i guess i need a little help with this one.
My wife's computer won't stay on .
Some times on for 1 or 2 min and sometimes on for 10 or 20
Have reinstalled operating sys and formated ea. time.
After a reinstall it stays on a little longer but then goes back to the same as before. The sys. is Windows XP Home. Anyone ever have this problem? Help Apreciated
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01-May-2007, 08:12 AM #2
could be a temperature problem
Do you know how hot the PC is getting

blow out all the dust from the FANs - you will need to open the box and blow all the dust from the CPU fan to disconnect from the mains supply
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01-May-2007, 08:20 AM #3
Allready opened up computer and blew all dust out.
Not overheat problem, will shutdown after being on only a couple of minutes. Go's to a black screen.
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01-May-2007, 08:27 AM #4
Welcome to TSG....

Let's really check for overheating....

Here is a download to run SpeedFan as a service on bootup here:
http://www.skipyrich.com/sfsvc.ptml

SpeedFan is a freeware program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures
http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Please post the temps back here.
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01-May-2007, 09:33 AM #5
I downloaded the Speedfan program and installed it but it did not record anything.
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01-May-2007, 10:22 AM #6
Use a bright light and take a look at the capacitors on the motherboard and see if any have swollen tops or appear to be leaking electrolyte. Some photographs of bad capacitors are located here;

http://www.badcaps.net/ident/
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01-May-2007, 11:00 AM #7
Yes, there is 8 leaky caps near the processor.
Thanks for the Hint
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01-May-2007, 03:45 PM #8
OK, guess that solves this problem.
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08-Sep-2008, 08:29 AM #9
Same Issue with Pavillion
Hey Guys- I have the same exact issue. Sounds like a product defect to me.
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