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    Default Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    Hi

    When I turn on my computer on the system box after a few seconds it goes off , If I turn off at the power on the wall for say 30 seconds or plug into another power point it normally goes then but sometimes it still just boots for a few seconds and then goes off.
    Any idea whats wrong?

    Thanks

    Andrew

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    Default Re: Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    Maybe your power supply is starting to fail.....sounds like what happened to my old system when my PSU was failing....I suggest you go to a computer store and ask them if you could try booting your PC with a new PSU.
    Meh....

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    Default Re: Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    My guess, for what it is worth, is an overheating problem.

    I say this because we seem to be getting to summer.

    It could be the PSU if you have added more hardware like another hard or optical drive and the old power supply can't cope.

    It might be good to post more information regarding the system box.

    Do you get more than one beep when booting?

    What are the system specs and what operating system are you using?

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    Default Re: Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    I would go for the overheating as well. That is exactly what happened to me when I did this .

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    Default Re: Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    Check the processor heatsink and fan. Sure to be overheating protection.

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    Default Re: Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    cool , thanks for your help , its a 700Mhz , 256 MB RAM , DVD drive , 20GB HD and 12 GB HD
    maybe its time for a new PC! Just not exactly sure what to get at the moment

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    Default Re: Computer Turns off after a few Seconds

    Sounds like you were looking for an excuse to upgrade.

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