Question about E-Machines T3265 PC Desktop
This problem has been present for almost 6 months now. Best buy has replaced the power supply twice, the hard drive once, and completely reloaded my computer with the factory provided recover disks a half a dozen times. Now the computer is out of warranty, and they will offer no additional support. The computer shuts off whenever it feels like it. The screen goes black, and the computer restarts. When sending the error report to microsoft, I either get a message about a hardware problem and/or a message about a device driver. I know the computer is 3.5 years old, but I hate the thought of buying another one just because I don't know what component to replace. If it is worth fixing, any advice on processor updates to help it keep pace with the new computers being offered would be great!
Why Best Buy would replace the PS or HDD on this issue is beyond me ... it is most deffinatly an issue with the hardware ... either the RAM ... the MOBO or a heating issue ... try using a boot OS like linux puppy and see if the issue goes away ... you can try operating in safe mode but I think you will find the same issue (this eliminates certain driver issues like vid, mod, nic) ... the key to solving this issue is to first first try to elliminate possible software causes ... once you can say it is probably hardware related it is much easier to diag by simply eliminating hardware components ...
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
I had a similiar problem in a Dell. I found that the cooling fan would quit ( or nearly quit ) and the processor was heating up. Although there is an error message for the CPU Fan, it didn't come on, and I assume it's because the fan didn't totally quit. I replaced the fan and it worked well afterwords. Good luck. It's a tough problem to trouble shoot an intermitent problem.
Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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Test your PSU or replace it if your power supply units fan is not working your PSU is faulty
One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect/ boot up a computer hard drive
Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA
the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they are probably old and faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
hope this helps
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