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Old 02-25-2011, 04:54 AM   #1
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I'm currently trying to fix my cousin's computer,

i got the same problem as this thread:

[SOLVED] computer shuts down by itself


the computer also shuts off even when i'm in bios or i just turned it on,
after i let it rest a few minutes and try it, again it shuts off after a minute or 2, i just noticed something in the bios, the 3.03V has a red value of 4.08V,

i already cleaned the cpu fan and heatsink and checked all the wires,
i also cleared rtc,

here's a pic of the inside:
(sorry for the quality, it was only taken from my webcam)


specs are:
Intel Pentium D
1028 MB DDR2
ASUS P5VDC-MX Motherboard

thanks for any help.
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If the voltage is that far off for any period of time I would replace the psu and see if the issue goes away. You may also want to try a psu tester just to see if you can replicate the voltage issue without the rest of the hardware.

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i tried replacing it because a colleague also suggested that it might be a psu, temp management, at first before cleaning it, i suggested that we turned it on, then as we turned it on there were some lines showing up on the monitor, after that i cleaned the insides to see if it would solve the problem, that's were it started suddenly turning off, but the led on the motherboard stays active, i tried and remounting everything inside, but to no avail,
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Normally this kind of problem is either power supply, memory, cpu or motherboard. To be clear, did you actually replace the power supply and the problem persisted?
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Normally this kind of problem is either power supply, memory, cpu or motherboard. To be clear, did you actually replace the power supply and the problem persisted?
yes, i did replace anything, i even used my power supply and memory from this pc, i think it really is the motherboard, and i think that is unrepairable.
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Can you post the specs of your pc?

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If it is an oem pc like dell, gateway, hp post the Make and model of the pc so we know what you have and so we can determin the problem.
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found out the problem, the CPU temperature was reaching 75C,
the problem is that i forgot to put thermal paste as it is hard to locate a store in our area that sells it, i thought it would also work because my unit works fine without it,
now i bought another thermal paste so that i would prevent any harm taht may happen from this, thanks for the help... ^_^

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