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Emachines T2958 overheating

My computer keeps overheating. when I start it back up the screen says it was shut down for a thermal problem. The fan starts when you first turn it on, then it doesnt run anymore

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Even though it is reporting thermal shut down, it may not be what the problem really is.
I've gone through this with Dell GX260's (same error, same function after. Or you can turn it on 7 or 8 times, and it might finally work).
Look inside the computer at the motherboard.
And look for the capacitors (they look like little cans standing on end, about 3/8" to 1/2" tall, about 1/4" in diameter).
If the tops are slightly dome shape, or they have a brown sticky substance around or on them, the motherboard is shot.

The repair is to replace the motherboard.

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Go to emachines.com and see if there is a firmware update for your computer BIOS. Some thermostat errors are cause by a BIOS fault that can be corrected with a firmware upgrade.

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