Question about Balance CP4401 PC Desktop
I haven't used this for about a year and it was working fine when I packed it away. When I start it it comes on and stays on for about five minutes and then it will just shut down like it has gotten hot, depending how long I wait I can start it but it always shuts back down. any ideas?
I've had the same problem.
It's likely that the fan is either not working or shuts off prematurely.
The simple solution, instead of buying and installing a new internal fan is to place the computer on its side and put a small electric clip-on fan directly over the vent. Turn on the clip-on fan and then start the computer; the clip-on fan should generate more than enough cooling so that the computer doesn't overhead.
The clip-on fans usually have the clip on the back of the fan so you can clip it to a bed headboard or to a small pole or shelf; the fan is about six inches across, and they sell at Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, etc., for anywhere from $15 to $25, but you can usually buy them at Big Lots or similar stores for about $5 and you can sometimes find them at the Dollar stores.
You can use a larger fan, but a larger fan will generate too much wind. You want to use an electric clip-on fan and not a battery operated fan because a battery operated fan won't generate enough wind/cooling.
And, if the problem ends up being more than simply a cooling problem, you can at least use the clip-on fan later.
Let me know if this works.
on buy a small clip-on fan and place the fan dire.
The simple solution, instead of buying a new
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
Open the case you will find the power supply fan and/or the cpu fan is not working more than likely the power suply fan
Posted on Oct 21, 2008
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