PC stay open for about 3 minutes then turns itself off again

June 28, 2013 at 05:06:23
Specs: Windows XP
why does my PC turn off and on so many times...It stay open for about 3 minutes-then turns itself off again when I might be in the middle of composing an email

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#1
June 28, 2013 at 06:12:51
That is a symptom of overheating. Use a compressor or canned air to blow out the vents if a laptop. If a desktop you need to unplug it, remove the side cover and blow out all the dust and dirt. Be sure to blow out the power supply from both ends.

DO NOT use a vacuum cleaner. ESD can kill the components.

No need to dismantle anything inside the desktop.


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#2
June 28, 2013 at 14:18:32
Make sure you blow out the CPU heat sink and fans.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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