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My HP Pavilion s7210n slimline pc is 3 years old. I am having a problem with the connection to my monitor. It will stay connected for about 10-15 minutes then the monitor shuts down and there is an electrical burning smell from the computer. I have tried hooking up to another monitor and the same thing happens.

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  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    Same problem. Only stays on about 2-3 mins.

  • emailmdl Aug 27, 2008

    Same problem. I just dropped it off with Best Buy geek squad. They opened it up and saw coroded wires; computer was very hot. It's being shipped back to HP manufacturer.

  • ykciv29 Nov 16, 2008

    I'm having the same problem...so is it the video card?

  • hwilson Dec 29, 2008

    Same issue with a s7220n model. I'm thinking it could be the power supply. Thoughts?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with s7220

  • Bradleee Apr 29, 2009

    Same issue here. Happened five times back to back. Symptoms:

    1) Computer on and screen just goes into power saving mode out of no where. 2) Burning smell from computer. 3) running really hot o the top and rear top near power supply.



    I don't think it is the Vcard because power dies out completely from the computer including all USB devices.



    The PSupply is in the top of the case and thats where the smell is comming from also.



    I opened my case up and blew out the dust bunnies and left the side off for better ventilation and it has not done it since.



    Still kinda hot, and still smells funny...probably head down to BBY and look for a new PSupply before it dies completely.

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The problem is the power supply. it's pretty much a special order part since the slimline case is 'non-standard' . check the link for more info.


http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=1156567&prodTypeId=12454&objectID=bph06788

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

Same problem, stays on about 2-3 mins.

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Sounds like your video card may have gone bad.

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