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HP Pavilion shuts down repeatedly

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by crash1, May 1, 2007.

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  1. crash1

    crash1 Thread Starter

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    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
     
  2. etaf

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    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
     
  3. crash1

    crash1 Thread Starter

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    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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  5. crash1

    crash1 Thread Starter

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    I downloaded the Speedfan program and installed it but it did not record anything.
     
  6. win2kpro

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    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/
     
  7. crash1

    crash1 Thread Starter

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    Yes, there is 8 leaky caps near the processor.
    Thanks for the Hint
     
  8. win2kpro

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    OK, guess that solves this problem.
     
  9. bama19942000

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    Hey Guys- I have the same exact issue. Sounds like a product defect to me.
     
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