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Computer turns off by itself

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lgm, Oct 8, 2007.

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  1. lgm

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    Why would cause my computer to turn off by itself? It's not hot. I bought the cooling fans. Help
     
  2. Cheeseball81

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    Failing hardware, computer virus...
     
  3. Rich-M

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    Dying video card, dying power supply come to mind first off.
     
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  5. SDUK

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    99% a PSU issue
     
  6. lgm

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    Would this be inexpensive to fix and better to buy new laptop?
     
  7. lgm

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    Would this be inexpensive to fix or better to buy new laptop?
     
  8. dsartain

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    What kind of laptop is it??
     
  9. tony007

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    It can be fixed.
     
  10. SDUK

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    lgm i recommend looking on ebay, for a laptop it may cost you around $80-$100 depending on the model of your laptop.
     
  11. DoubleHelix

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    Since you have no idea what the problem is, what would you spend money on replacing first? Some of the things mentioned can't simply be replaced. You'd have to take out the entire system board. Working on laptops is not at all like working on a desktop.
     
  12. SDUK

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    Replacing a laptop PSU is very simple....
     
  13. JohnWill

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    Based on what? I have a Compaq laptop here, and the internal P/S is on the motherboard. Not exactly "simple" to replace. Most other laptops I've had apart have the same layout.
     
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    That only addresses the power brick. However, there are a lot more components internally to supply the numerous voltages and manage the battery charging. One would assume that most folks can read the number off an external power brick and order a replacement. ;)
     
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