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New Build shuts down after ~ 3 minutes at friends house only.

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February 19, 2008 7:38:22 PM

weird. New Build worked perfectly in my bud's house for ~ 1 month. Last night he called me to say that it just shut off by itself. sure enough, I go over, turn the pc on and ~ 3 minutes later it shuts off by itself. the green power light on th case is slow blinking. I can't turn the PC back on until I wait about 5 minutes and the slow blinking green light stops. then, the same scenario re-occurs. I bring the PC home and it does not fail whatsoever. This makes me think that he may have a power issue in his house. He lives is a newer "McMansion". I did have it connected to a UPS. It did fail while connected to the UPS AND it fails when connected directly to an outlet. Not sure what to think....or to say to my buddy! Should I try to replace the PS? Thanks.


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February 19, 2008 7:41:09 PM

If it worked fine at your house, but not at his, then it is likely a power issue. Try another outlet in his house or, if you've got one, try another PSU.

February 19, 2008 8:21:57 PM

Or maybe something is not seated properly inside the computer. Maybe CPU's heatsink. When you move it around it fixes or breaks itself.
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February 19, 2008 8:51:05 PM

steffato said:
Or maybe something is not seated properly inside the computer. Maybe CPU's heatsink. When you move it around it fixes or breaks itself.



DING DING DING DING!!! WE HAVE A WINNER!

You hit the nail on the head my friend; After a closer inspection, I found the CPU heatsink more or less floppnig around! How the heck could that come unconnected like that? I replaced the Heatsink to be on the safe side and so far so good after ~ 1 hour. I'll deliver to my friend's house tomorrow. thanks!
February 19, 2008 8:56:46 PM

You win this round steffato, but you have not seen the last of me!
February 19, 2008 9:15:29 PM

lol! i like you. Tough player :-P
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