My computer keeps turning off!

By Liliane
Jan 14, 2006
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  1. I'll be just surfing the web or listening to music and all of a sudden the computer shuts off! It does it very often , and then refuses to restart for a couple of minutes.. It's extremly frustrating. Anything that can be done?
  2. kapeed1986

    kapeed1986 Newcomer, in training Posts: 24

    maybe the cooling sys aint working ..that's y the sys refuses to power on for a couple of mins ... else, if it was some other problem, the pc would have powered on
  3. Liliane

    Liliane Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    How would I fix the cooling system?
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke Newcomer, in training Posts: 1,267

    A first step would be to download Everest Home Edition. The freeware version so you're able to confirm that it is actually overheating of the CPU or mobo. It could also be the PSU.
  5. egiove

    egiove Newcomer, in training

    could be your cooling fan isn't working. This is what keeps the CPU cool. To know for sure is to remove the panel from the computer and see if the fan is spinning inside on the CPU chip.

    It happened to me, it's not that expensive to replace.

    Best of luck.
  6. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 327

    Could be the power supply.
  7. computer help

    computer help Newcomer, in training Posts: 86

    question

    does it just die ot do you get a box saying nt authority shutdown?
  8. H@v0c

    H@v0c Newcomer, in training

    hmm...sounds familiar,i use have a similar problem with my old pc which was a p4,so what i did was opened the chasis and check for faulty connections(the 4pin 12v rail which was not plugged in),remove the processor from the processor bed and put it back again.it did solve the problem so try it,might just work for ya.hope it helps:)
  9. coolguyuno1

    coolguyuno1 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    Have you overclocked anything? If not the problem most likely lies in the cooling system for your cpu and or your power supply.
  10. pretendo

    pretendo Newcomer, in training

    i think its yoru psu or something but ive had this problem befor but i cant rember what it was
  11. Liliane

    Liliane Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    It doesn't give me a message at all, it just shuts down.
  12. pretendo

    pretendo Newcomer, in training

    same here thats what happend to me make sure every thing is pluged in inside your computer
  13. Jono91

    Jono91 Newcomer, in training Posts: 58

    I'm with the people that say it's your CPU. What model CPU do you have? Some have an automatic shut down if it gets too hot, and it won't let you turn it back on for a while. That is probably your problem.
     
  14. jandruss

    jandruss Newcomer, in training

    I know this is an old post, but for those researching this same issue, this may help.
    I have had this same problem, and after checking cooling, cpu, power supply, memory, and video card, it turned out to be a short in the reset switch (either in the switch itself or in the motherboard). I simply unplugged all of the switch wires from my MOBO (reset, HDD LED, power LED) except for the power switch wire. Problem solved! you may try this before purchasing any new equipment.
  15. emshell02

    emshell02 Newcomer, in training

    the power light remaines on but the system completly shuts down
  16. bobg425

    bobg425 Newcomer, in training

    I went thru 3 mobos, 2 ABIT and a Biostar with same problem.
    Bopught a new ASUS , same problem, dealer took it back and gave me another ASUS, same problem, only worse.
    I had taken the mobos out, double checked mountings all looked good.
    Removed mobo, placed it on a towel, ran like a champ.
    Finally took the anti static envelope, trimmed it to fit over the mobo, NO PROBLEMS SINCE THEN. CHECK YOUR SHORTS :eek:)
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