Question about Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Computer cuts off

My computer (about four years old) was working fine and all of a sudden it started cutting off within seconds of powering up. I get to see the HP screen and then the power cuts off. It's been a few days...same thing keeps happening.
The light on the power switch lights up fine but cuts off with the pc.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Fran  Alt
    Fran Alt Sep 22, 2008

    My grandson did all this for me and it still shut down. When he has time he promises to install a new power thingy. Yeah I know, my technical knowledge and vocab are amazing.

    Thank you very much for your input...I really know this works...but just not this time.

    Thanks again

    altie



  • Fran  Alt
    Fran Alt Nov 12, 2008

    I just gave up on that computer but still have it. My grandson put another power supply in but it was not new. It has been totally blown free of dust. It continues to come on for a moment and then switch off.

  • Marc Wiggins
    Marc Wiggins May 11, 2010

    ?1- do you hear the fans when you start? if the power supply fan or the processor cooling fans are not working correctly, it may be shutting down to prevent damage.
    ?2- Have you ever cleaned the inside of the PC? if you have pets, or live in a dusty enviroment, the inside may be full of fur,dust,etc. These can cause heat buildup which is bad for electronics. Remove the side panel on the PC and check the dust buildup. pay close attention to the fans on the power supply and processor. go buy 3-4 cans of compressed air from an electronics dealer/supplier. disconnect all cables(including power) and blow all debris away. If the processor fan looks nasty, take a philips screwdriver and remove the fan from the top of the chip.DO NOT REMOVE THE CHIP OR COOLING FINS ON IT!!! take note of the location and orientation of the power lead to the fan. Blow all debris from the cooling fins on the chip. clean the fan blades, on the chip and PS fans. make sure you reconnect the chip fan, clean up the mess and fire it up. If that doesn't solve it, provide make, model,Mfr.


×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 153 Answers

Simply replace the power supply with a working one to confirm power supply problem. If the power supply is the problem than ask your grandson to open the casing of the power supply unit and see if there are bulgy signs on the top of the capacitors, and replace them with the specific ones. This problems may arise because of defective components, it might be best to leave it to the technicians to do the repair. Hope it helps.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Motor fires up fine runs slightly rough for about 10 seconds then smooths out for about 5 seconds and cuts off. Will start right back up after about 5 seconds and does the same thing. I have drained the...


Previous owner had way overfilled crankcase oil. Oil had gotten into carb and clogged air filter. Drained oil to correct level. Ran engine but kept cutting off-see above. Took off carb cover cleaned housing and ran without air filter-ran fine. Unsuccessfully tried to clean air filter with gas-did not work. Apparently, the engine could run just long enough to exhaust the air in the old filter and cut off which is why it would start back up after a few seconds. Bought new air filter-whole thing-about $15 at Carquest. Put in some carb cleaner and installed the new filter and it runs perfectly.

Jun 10, 2014 | Homelite Pressure Washer. 2700 psi 2.3 GPM...

1 Answer

Viore tv sound cuts out


Could be a failing power supply

Mar 12, 2014 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

Our Toro, guaranteed to start, won't start. We can cut awhile, then it will not restart. Plug is fine, getting a spark, and not at all wet, can't seem to find the problem. This doesn't...


I have the same problem. One time this happened and it restarted after a few hours and worked fine for 5 more cuts over a couple of months time. Now again it quit mid cut of my yard and would not restart. When trying to start it would fire for a few seconds and than shut off again. I wated a week to try it again and now it does nto fire at all. This is about a year old mower with only about 10-15 hours of total use.

May 11, 2011 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

1 Answer

I have a Husqvarna 357 xp which is about a year and a half old, but has had very little use for a professional saw. I was cutting with the saw upside down when it suddenly cut out. After letting it rest...


The carb is an "all position" type and shouldn't be the problem.

Check and clean/replace the fuel filter in the tank. Dirty or old gas, sawdust and/or water etc. settle on the bottom of the tank; and when the saw is turned over will plug the filter, causing the symptoms you discribe.

It is possible, if you used old gas(3 to 6 months) that small varnish particles have gotten through the fuel filter and have pluged the fine screen in the carb(located under the diaphram).

Sep 22, 2010 | Husqvarna Chain Saw Maintenance Kit 357xp ...

1 Answer

My Bose Companion 3 coputer speakers are 2 years


i hav the same problem but all three shut off ,and i have to shut off and turn on again

Jul 29, 2010 | Bose Companion 3 Computer Speakers

1 Answer

My water heater cuts of after 30 seconds and shows C2, 11 code


sounds like your gas lines are too small or not enough pressure... or you may have to clean the rods

Jan 13, 2010 | Rheem Paloma PTG-74PVN / RTG-74PVN...

1 Answer

Honda gas power pressure washer runs for awhile then cuts off.


did you pour all of the old gas out before you started to use it. Sometimes condensation builds up in gas tank when stored. You need to dump old gas an put in new gas.

Jul 27, 2009 | Honda Karcher G4000RH Pressure Washer

1 Answer

Baxi 80 overheating on hot water circuit


thermostat on the gas valve needs to be replaced,, which you will probly have to change the hole gas vale ,, check on the parts and labor and if it is over 6 years old wheigh the diffrence between it and a new unit good luck

Jun 10, 2009 | Water Heaters

1 Answer

Canon Power Shot Pro1 will not turn on


A new camera will fix problem perfectly. LOL Did you drop it? Seem like there might be a short or something similar. Had U ever play the game "Operation"? This camera need it, of cause done by the pro. LOL

Sep 09, 2006 | Canon PowerShot Pro1 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

616 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

101544 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14160 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...