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PLEASE HELP!!! Computer Wont stay on

Hi there, I have a Desktop Acer Aspire SA80. I have only had it since March this year. I turn it on and it sounds like it powers up and like it is loading and then all of a sudden it switches itself off. I tried to turn it on again, and it did the same thing. Before it would actually load right up and stay on for a few mins and then switch off. But now you switch on the power button, powers up and then switches off. I am desperate to see what this problem is. It had a little drop the other day (on my foot mind you) I am wondering if that would have anything to do with it. Please help, I can't into my computer AT ALL!

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Re: PLEASE HELP!!! Computer Wont stay on

I would recommend checking the heatsink and fan that is on the CPU. Your PC is overheating which is why it is shutting down. Either the fan connector came unplugged, or the heatsink is loose and not making good contact.

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If you have only had it since March it should still be under Manufacturers Warranty. Check that before going any further, some things you do could VOID a warranty. If no warranty, and only if NO WARRANTY, UNPLUG THE COMPUTER... open the case, check for loose connections(from the little drop) you may have knocked a card, memmory stick, or cable loose. more than likly the memory sticks

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