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Computer shutting off randomly

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Nickykwn, Mar 20, 2008.

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  1. Nickykwn

    Nickykwn Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
    My computer shuts off randomly. I don't know what the problem is but it happens randomly. I think its power supply and something is wrong with it. Once i get the computer running past like 15 minutes it won't shut off. What is there that I can do about this problem? I have a Dell.
  2. Compaq__


    Mar 18, 2008
    You mean it literally POWERS OFF? No lights, no fans, nothing? Probably a PSU problem. You sure the plugs are all in tight right?
  3. Nickykwn

    Nickykwn Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
    i've checked the plugs and everything. they're all okay its like the power light on the front of the tower is blinking. i gotta hold the power button until its gone then i turn on the computer again. i've had to repeat this process everytime it shuts off. no fans. the lights bliking
  4. Danielreadams


    Mar 20, 2008
    Have you recently used it for 220v?
    When i went to Israel, i had to turn a little switch on the back to 220v, but when i came back i did'nt turn the switch all the way back to 110v so it would turn off at randoms tmes because it was stuck between.
  5. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Hi could be overheating..faulty Ram etc.
    Turn the computer off and disconnect it from the power
    Take off the side of the case and touch the bare metal chassis to discharge static.
    Remove Ram..Video cards from their slots

    Plug in the RAM [one stick at a time].
    Also try different slots.
    Ensure it is seated correctly.
    Reseat Video card.

    Check Hard drive and Motherboard connections [IDE]
    Take them off and reseat them.

    Inspect the case for dust etc.
    Remove the dust..do not use a vacuum cleaner

    Check that the processor fan rotate. Check for dust.
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