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Power drops aprox 1 minute after start

System boots but within minutes, sometimes 30 sec, sometimes little longer, the power drops to 0 and the system is off.

Motherboard is ok. Power is either ok or 0. Removed all other devices, (keyboard, mouse, graphics card, HD, all usb and IDE devices) but no result.

what's the next step?
Is it the power supply afterall?

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  • wombat3766 Nov 13, 2008

    Well a few days has passed and new info came available.

    It is not the Power Supply.

    It wasn't hot at all, nor was the motherboard overheated. So I continued troubleshooting.



    IAnd guess what: The cause is the HDD.



    Weird, because the system stopped even before booting up. Only checking out the BIOS without addressing the HDD but a new HDD solved the issue.

    I'm still monitoring the system but so far WindowsXP is running fine.



    I might want to put the old HDD in an other system to check. Haven't gotten to do this yet.

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Thank you, for the information well appreciated.

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Good day!
It's the power supply, usually the fan of power supply run once it start normally, Replace the power supply. And try to turn on the unit.
Feel also some part of the mother board if they are hot like the heat sink the power supply casing do it when the power is off.
Thanks.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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