Question about IBM NetVista PC Desktop
I have a new refurbished IBM Netvista computer that turns on (fans & DVD drive lights) for only about 3 seconds and then shuts down. This computer powered up fine the first day I got it and then the second day it will not power up. Every time power is applied it gives the same result: power for about 3 seconds, then it dies.
Any ideas on what could be causing this?
If you have to wait some minutes to restart it, that is overheating...try putting a ventilator (the bigger the better, the thing here is give lots of air to the processor > CPU) and see how its working...
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE,SATA
the leads from your (motherboard to your hard drive) make sure they have secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they might be faulty
if its a 40 pin flat ribbon type it will be the first to fail
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 something as small as a faulty electrical fan and its lead can cause you problems
computers need all power and data to continue through every working device and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
make sure your graphics card is securely seated with no dust built up or in the socket
if you remove your graphics check the socket to make sure its dust free
restart your computer then reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
hope this helps
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