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Computer shuts down wi th out warning and restart after 5 or6 minutes other wise I have to unplug and plug back
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you have a faulty power supply. The internal parts of your pc produce alot of heat, and if a part is heating up, then it will cause your pc to shut off.
With you saying that unplugging it , and then waiting , and then it comes back on, it sounds like once some part has cooled off, then the pc works.
My bet would be your power supply. Do make sure however, that all your parts are still tight in their sockets.. ie processor, memory , etc. I saw a pc that shut off at random times because the heat sink didn't make good contact with the processor once in college. So you want to check those things.
Posted on Jun 23, 2008
I have the same model after youlet it sit for a long enough period to cool down it will come back on and work normal, it is a cooling problem called gateway and they confirmed this theproblem I ran in to was what fan this computer has 3. temp fix I used was to remove the tower cover to allow better air flow try this till you can figure out what fan is messing up
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
It sounds like your power supply fan may be overheating. The easiest way to determine this is to open the case and look at the fan while it is spinning- if it is indeed spinning at all. I find the best way to get an idea of the functionality of the fan is to shine a flashlight on it at an angle. If you can detect fluctuations in the rpm visually, you know where the problem is. Then it's a matter of changing out the power supply. If, however, the fan seems to keep the same rotation speed constantly, we'll need to look further. Let me know what you find out before we go deeper into the system.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
Sounds like it could be a virus. Or, a heat buildup problem - are all fans inside machine working? Is the fan inside the power supply operating? Was there any work done inside the computer recently?
If the hdw is all ok, go out and buy yourself a copy of Norton Internet Security 2009 - 1 user lic - $49.99 @ Staples. Do *not* buy any earlier vers. of this software! Install, update it, run computer computer scan - probably will find/remove some/many viruses.
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Thanks and good luck.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
SOURCE: My gateway dx4300-03 starts up
Hi, The solution to fix the problem is by changing your power supply. Just make sure that you replace it with a 500W or higher and not with the same 300W which does not have enough power for this system, plus it is defective. I have changed the power supply to 4 diferent gateway PCs same model dx4300. And all 4 are working perfect. And run a check disk on CMD to fix the disk errors that were created every time you unplugged it and turned it on again.
Posted on Nov 23, 2010
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