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Computer loses power and won't start

I have 2 custome built computers that some one give me because they upgraded. they are both the same. they both have gigabyte boards 3 gig processors 120 gig hard drives. some times they will power up and sometimes they will not.while i have running they will just stop seems for no reason just shut down. they was used in a small business on a network. i got one to stay on long enough to format and load new operating system, but it still does the same thing.

any ideas thanks john

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I would check the power supply on both units. If you have a spare power supply swap it out and see if that works first.

I hope this helps.

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Hi there.
Its possible that the machines are overheating, take off the side panel and clean the CPU fans and heat syncs.
Get a can of compressed air and clean the dust out of the cases, if you have no compressed air, get a clean, dry, soft paintbrush and a powerful hairdryer, set it to cold air and gently brush the dust away and blow it out with the hair dryer.
I also recommend you take out the system memory and clean the contacts on that too.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!!

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