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My computer just shuts down!

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by MasterRE, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. MasterRE

    MasterRE Member

    Jul 2, 2006
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    One of my comouters just shut it's self off, and now when I push the power button nothing happens. I tried replacing the power supply, that did not work. I don't know what the problem is, any help would be apreciated.
  2. janrocks

    janrocks Guest

    Is this a dell celeron based machine? They do this a lot.

    What you have to do is pull it all apart.. right down to a bare motherboard and psu. power on and see if anything happens.

    It may be as simple as the power switch not making momentary contact , or as big as a completely dead motherboard.

    Certain faults in any hardware can and will stop it even attempting to boot, but there is usually some signs of life.

    You need to take the "I'm building from scratch approach" remove the ram, boot and see if it starts beeping like mad.

  3. SkyLynx

    SkyLynx Member

    Jul 29, 2002
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    The first time that it happened, did you smell smoke?

    Could have fried the CPU.

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