Computer powering down

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Majesty, Dec 22, 2003.

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    Majesty Guest

    I am trying to fix a friends, rater old, compaq 5000.

    The problem is that it simply keeps powering off ... sometimes it can go for
    5 minutes and sometimes only a few seconds...

    I am sure its not a heat issue, since I have refitted the cooler with artic
    silver 3...and I have experience in installing these so there shouldn't be a
    problem (also tried two times to be sure)

    its not the ram or PCI cards, harddisks or cd-rom drives or anything.

    This happens with everything but the PSU and motherboard
    disconnected....also its not the PSU...I have tried several different
    ones...units that I know are working.

    So its most likely the motherboard...but what can cause this...and can I do
    anything but replace it?
    Majesty, Dec 22, 2003
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    rick Guest

    rick, Dec 22, 2003
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    Graham Guest

    Unless you can find some obscure power saving setting in the BIOS - I would
    suggest that you have found the solution to the problem and replacing it
    would be the easy option.
    Graham, Dec 22, 2003
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