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pc starts and shuts off

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by neptune, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. neptune

    neptune Regular member

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    when i try starting up one of my pc as soon as it tries to start it shuts off.but if i pull out the cpu it will stay running .cpu shot?
     
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    leave the cpu in, remove all cards except for videocard unless part of motherboard, remove all ram except for 1 stick & disconnect all cables to drives. any domed or leaking capacitors on the motherboard? try another psu to see what happens.
     
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    neptune Regular member

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    changed power supply about 2 weeks ago problem went away now back again
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    any domed or leaking capacitors on the motherboard?
     
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    I had similar issues it was due to 1 of my fans being damaged and either videocard or cpu had overheated not sure which but after replacing the fan it works fine.
     
  6. neptune

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    there are no domed or leaking capacitors.. diconected ever cable and ram then put back in
    now it turns on and stays running.board has onboard video .i am leaning more to a bad hard drive ?
     
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    do you have spare or can borrow a hard drive to see if that is the problem. sata or ide?
     
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    Twist3r95 Newbie

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    He can even disconnect the hard drive to see if video or any other ibad. This is kind of a reversed method to save time.....Just thought I would help a little
     
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    runs fine atm thats whats strange ..its old style ide ddp
     
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    new heatsink and now runs fine
     

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