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Computer keeps crashing

It keeps shutting off I start my emachine up and use the f8 function key to restore the last working setting it gets to the home screen and then shuts off. I think we have previously replaced the power supply. I tried starting it in safe mode, debugging mode and using the lsat working mode. But it continues to shut off. There is a buzz inside after it shuts off and I have to turn the power strip off to get the buzzing sound to stop. I would like to fix this myself.

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  • madmaidmissy Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I had stopped using the computer for a few months then reconnected it and everything seemed fine with for about 3-4 then the problem started once again. I have noticed that I can keep the computer on and not used with it not shutting its self off but once you try to use it within 30 min it will shut off and buzz :(

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Hi,
Open the case of your computer and try to find out where the buzzing sound came from, maybe from a fan that stuck up, or from a hardisk. Try also to feel the heat sink if it is hot, but with a computer off.
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It is the mother board you will have to goto emachines website and order new one i had same problem in a few days it will get worse

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