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Power light blinking

Last night my computer went down, however it was online for 3 days in a row.

Following the crash, i waiting and restarted the computer it loaded and went down windows and everything was normal but in less than a min it crashed again.

I opened the case try a few things and nothing much happened, then with various intervals i kept on switching on, something it reached to windows user pass stage and goes off.

the only light blink when it does not load is the power light, i also tried to unplug the processor power then the light light does not blinks, but when i connect it back sometime it loads and goes down like somebody pull off the cables out or something.

No blue screen error nothing so far.

can you please suggest.

Its 3.0 170L with 1 GB ram and 160 GB hard disk

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If the power just shuts off for no reason when booted up,it may be the power source is on the way out ,it will work for a while, but keeps crashing, thats the first thing to replace
also make sure you hear the fans working
if it overheats it has a safty shutoff ,
you can also use a house fan, aimed inside the computer while open, to rule out power source

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

  • if the power just shuts off for no reason when booted up,it may be the power source is on the way out ,it will work for a while, but keeps crashing, thats the first thing to replace

    also make sure you hear the fans working

    if it overheats it has a safty shutoff ,

    you can also use a house fan, aimed inside the computer while open, to rule out power source

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