Comes on for awhile then turns off

Dell Xps 420 desktop (intel core 2 quad...
September 10, 2009 at 16:58:59
Specs: Windows Vista
I just purchased this Dell,always heard they were very good?!? The first time I turned it on, it stayed on for about 1hr.45mins.;long enough for all windows updates and registering.(Oh it turned itself off then also).Now when I turn it on it might stay on 15mins. to an hour,then the on-off button blinks yellow,and the minie view flashes blue a time or two,then it's off.Will not come back on;leave it off(unpluged) and in half hour it will come back on?But never know for how long,could be 10mins to 45mins.
Anyone had this problem? I have not reported it to Dell because the thing has to be ok'd for warranty and that takes 10 days??
Thanks;
Hut

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#1
September 10, 2009 at 17:24:12
Report it to Dell.

A component in your PC is overheating.

If it's still under warranty, they should take it back and repair/replace the faulty part.


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#2
September 10, 2009 at 20:12:35
Sounds like an overheating issue.

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#3
September 11, 2009 at 05:07:05
hi,
pl check with power adopter pluged in and without power.
if it stays long with power then it is the problem with battery/drivers which gives report for battery low
pl check and go for dell support

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September 11, 2009 at 09:38:01
Thanks to all that replied, will try all suggestions !!

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