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Fan Errors, Freezes - Is My Power Source In Need of Replacement?

By Spottyfriend
May 26, 2016
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  1. So I've started having fan errors a while ago, but I dusted my fan and they stopped... for about a week and then returned at about a 50% rate of startups.

    A week on from that and I've been having freezes when playing games. The display freezes (and sometimes goes to black) but the computer stays on. When I restart it the first one or two times, the display fails to turn on but the computer turns on just fine.

    So my question is, is this my power source? And if so, how can I tell?

    Any suggestions would great thanks!
     
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

  3. Spottyfriend

    Spottyfriend TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 81

    What detail do you need exactly? Heat of CPU or something?
     
  4. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,657   +309

    Dear Spottyfriend,
    You have the computer there. All I know is that it freezes and sometimes blackscreens. Put yourself in my shoes. I don't even know if it a Mac or a laptop or anything. Look at the links, try to take a few steps and if it hasn't resolved, give us specific detail, providing system specifications (like the description you would see at NewEgg) and any error messages.

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000690.htm
    and
    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000700.htm

    seem to apply to you.
     

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