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Keeps on rebooting

My IBM Netfinity 3500 M20 keeps on rebooting. It will just show the starting up bar and a beep will be heard, will reboot again. I already run system diagnostic tools and all components passed the test. Need help!

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  • jotunni Jun 20, 2008

    my dell pc starts up but as soon as menu bar and start page comes up it switches off and starts back up again. what do i need to do

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Hello
Following are the solutions for the problem you specified
1.  Replace the RAM you had with another one or change the RAM SLOT
2. Check that the SMPS is sending the required voltage 12W
3. Change the CMOS battery

Let me know if your problem is solved and rate me as FIXYA!

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The processor fan should have failed. check it out.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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