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Desktop turns off automatically

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September 30, 2011 5:48:51 AM

Hi,

My PC is shutting down automatically after some time. i cant figure out the reason behind this.
It refuses to even turn on sometimes.
When i press the power button to switch it on the fan rotates, i hear a beep sound and then the PC shuts down.
Is this something to do with power supply.

Please help.

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Sunit


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a b ) Power supply
September 30, 2011 6:22:21 AM

When it happens is it a Shutdown or a Restart?

Shut downs are almost always caused by overheating.
especially if you can't turn it on straight away again.

Get a can of compressed air (hardware store) and give the system a clean out (specially the CPU fan)
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September 30, 2011 6:24:22 AM

please post your computer specs.

if that dosnt work you may need to remove the heatsink and apply some new transfer compound.
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a b ) Power supply
September 30, 2011 7:27:41 AM

as you describe it shutting down then refusing to start im more inclined to think its a temperature issue...
you can test this very easily... if the pc shuts down and you cant reboot it. turn it off at the wall and hit the power on button on the pc. if you have any led's attached they should light up for a split second while the motherboard discharges the residual current...
now hit the power off on the back of the psu if you have 1.after 30 seconds (to be sure) turn on at the wall and on at the psu now the front... now if it boots its likely to be a psu issue. if it doesn't, it could be the temps are still high in the case, and the pc shut down to protect itself... normally points to cpu temps being high. but other temps matter 2 so dont discount them either.
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October 8, 2011 8:31:17 AM

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January 11, 2013 9:56:42 PM

I WANT TO KNOW WHY MY DESKTOP ALWAYS TURN IT OFF AUTHOMATICALLY?SOMETIMES TAKES 10 MINUTES THEN OFF....I CHECKED EVERYTHING BUT LOOKS THEY ARE OK.....THANK YOU
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