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Computer that will turn itself off , please help!

For some reason my computer will shut itself off after around 30 minutes or so. I've tried turning off hibernation but that didn't work because it was already off. Also, for some reason I have to wait around 30 minutes or so before turning it on again or else it wont start up. This has been going on for at least 6 months now, can anyone help? And please don't use too many technical terms because i'm not so good with computers. It is a Microsoft Windows HP made in 2004. Please help!

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The problem is overheating. Take the pc apart and clean any dust from the fans inside. Use compressed air and be careful to not bump anything. Please remember to turn off the computer first. There is a large circuit board inside with a fan on it, this is the cpu. Clean this one thoroughly because it is causing the overheating. Another tip is to not set the pc on the floor where it sucks in dirt. Hope this helps.

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