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Old 01-29-2009, 02:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PC kept shutting off on me. now won't even turn on?

I have a HP Pavilion 7850. I upgraded it to Windows XP Professional about a week and a half ago. Then starting yesterday night it started to shut down on me all of the sudden. Every time I boot it up it stays on for 3 minutes then it cuts off. Now today it won't even turn on. There's a green light that is on in the back of the PC by the power cord. What's wrong with my PC?
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Default Re: PC kept shutting off on me. now won't even turn on?

Probably a bad power supply, first step is to try another power supply, I would contact HP and find out if you need any special model power supply for that computer.
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i tried. they don't have my pc under warranty anymore. do you guys think it might be a motherboard problem?
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If youve tried another power supply and the problem persists then, yes, the next part to try is the motherboard.
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Yep, I just had almost the same issue. Except mine would only stay on for a few seconds and then gradually got to the point it wouldn't turn on at all. Turned out to be the motherboard in my case.
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