iBuyPower computer starts and shuts down?

By gadget1961
Aug 20, 2011
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  1. I just am stmped , this computor was working great , i left it on while away to the store and it was shut off , didnt think anything about it , untill i turned it on , all it dos is turn on spin the fans and about 4 sec later shuts off , it about 1 half yrs old , nothing else was put on it or downloaded to it , no storms or surges , i checked the fans , all are good when it turns on , so what can i look for and test when i open it up and look at what might be an issue , its win vista and had not any thing gone wrong untill now so it turns on fans spin and the shut off ????????????? thanks , where should i start
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    Sounds like the motherboard has failed, but if you can try another power supply first, that would be a good thing to start with. Also, open up the case and look for swollen or bulging capacitors near the CPU fan...
    This is what to look for:
    Bad Capacitors
  3. gadget1961

    gadget1961 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    replaced the power supply and everything is fine , thanks for the input , took the power supply apart and found and burned capacitor and melted

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