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Power cutting out from tower. EMACHINES 550

When running, power cuts out via tower at any time. Sometimes it runs for 1 hr or more,but USUALLY cuts out after a few minutes. Not sure how long I can type here before it spits at me and shuts down. This has been going on past several months. I click on green start button and hope it decides to work for me. What can I do? Thank you. la

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  • bookreader Jul 28, 2008

    No-one ever suggested that cleaning may help problem. I will go to Walmart and purchase air? I hope this is right.

    Thank you for your help. la

  • bookreader Jul 29, 2008

    Same as first recommendation. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2008

    turn on the power nothin happens light is on at the start button


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There maybe to much dust build up on your cpu cooler that causes it to shut down to protect itself it needs clean about every 2 months or less to make it run smoothly.That is one solution the other solution is that your power supply needs to be clean also or replaced.Buy a can of air from your local computer store or walmart etc......

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