PC shuts down automatically

Emachines / T5254
July 12, 2010 at 05:00:21
Specs: Windows Vista
I have an E-machines T5254 and just a couple of days ago the PC started Shutting off for no reason. I checked to see if the fans were working, and the were spinning. I looked in the BIOS and I see that the CPU Fan is at 1240 RPM and the System Fan is at 0 RPM. I figure that is the issue, but what fan is what. There is a Fan on the Mobo, and there is a Fan on the top Back of the PC.
Need some help here. Thanks

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#1
July 12, 2010 at 10:29:43
"System Fan" is the fan connected to the case. If it is spinning but the BIOS is reporting 0 RPMs then the sensor on the fan has failed. Could try cleaning it with canned air or better yet you may just want to buy a new one.

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#2
July 12, 2010 at 10:45:36
Is the System Fan where the Power Supply is? If not, maybe I don't have one and that could be why it's at 0rpm. At first it would shutoff before the OS would load, so I did a Hard Drive Scan and found some errors. Fixed them and then I was able to load everything. I had it up and running for about 10 minutes and not it's doing it again. I can load the OS, but after a few it will shutoff. Maybe there are more errors on the Hard Drive. I will zero it out and reload the OS and see what happens.

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#3
July 12, 2010 at 16:01:53
"Is the System Fan where the Power Supply is?" No. So maybe you don't.

How old is this computer? Chances are your Thermal Greece between your CPU and the Heat Sink has dried up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRRW...


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#4
July 13, 2010 at 04:39:00
The Computer is only 2 years Old.

When it first started the PC would shut down before it started loading the OS. After I would run a scan of the Hard Drive, it would start up normally and seem fine, until I start going into Applications, etc. and then it turns off. The only thing that gets me is that while I am scanning the Drive, my Computer is on the whole 1.5 hours and does not shut off. If it was a Power Supply issue, wouldn't it turn off before? or even Motherboard?


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#5
July 13, 2010 at 07:52:34
e-machines have been notorious for having bad power supplies for a few yrs now. I would suspect that's probably your problem.
Power supplies can give intermittent power so unless you have a power supply tester, you may have to buy a new PSupply and swap it out.

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#6
July 13, 2010 at 08:02:32
Thanks.
Now what if I told you that when I look at my Mother Board, I can see some Capacitors are Buldging? I am under the impression that when they do that, not all the power is going through them causing problems. It looks like I will need to replace both, or at least the motherboard.

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#7
July 13, 2010 at 08:08:13
bulging capacitors mean the MOB is going bad.

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#8
July 13, 2010 at 08:47:17
Thanks.

Is there a decent priced MoBo out there that I can replace? I am pretty sure my MOBO is a ECS MCP61SM-GM mATX. I saw a Foxconn M61PMV Mother Board that is very similar for about $50. I will have to do some more research.


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#9
July 14, 2010 at 08:28:54
http://www.google.com/products?q=Bu...

but you may be better off buying a new system. This way you get the new warranty and software. You can take the drive out of your old system and put it in the new to recover your files.


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