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Sony vaio pcv-rz40c1b

Was working for 2 days for 3 hours and then it shut off as if the plug was pulled out. I tried to start with the power on button but it just flashed red hdd light and shut off. Did the cpu die or is it the motherboard? I ordered a new cpu and will try that first because its easier than motherboard. what is your expert opinion? to Bogdan since my name is also Bogdan.

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Bogdan Wojciechowski

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    I tried a new power supply with no luck. When I leave the 4 pin disconnected the motherboard and hard drives and fans start and run. But when I connect the 4 pin cable to motherboard it shuts down everything. this is with the old psu and the new psu. It leads me to think it's the cpu because with the 4 pin unplugged the mobo starts but no beeps and all the fans and drives spin and lights are on. The cpu fan spins also.

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You might also consider a power supply. Sometimes they don't die completely, you'll still get a little power from them, but they still need replaced. The motherboard would be the next option, then finally the CPU. CPU's rarely go out before the power supply and motherboard.

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