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Gateway 500XL .. sounds like the Power Supply was making a scratching grinding noise.. off/on... I first thought it was the CPU fan and changed it .. not solved... the PC just shut down... maybe overheated... I waited about a half hour and was able to reboot... can I change the power supply myself and if so any tips

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Very easy to replace power supply as this is most likely the reason for the shut down due to heat. Make sure when ordering new power supply or buying from a computer parts store that you do not relay on them to give you the right one, you have to do your homework, after you get it do not unplug everything from the mother board, take your time and make sure that when you unplug you know where to plug back and wear anti static bracelet.

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