Please report all spam threads, posts and suspicious members. We receive spam notifications and will take immediate action!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: PC Keeps powering down




  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Need some help! My pc keeps shutting down and will no longer boot all the way up. This is what I have.

    AMD XP 2400
    Soyo KT400 Dragon Ultra
    Msi GForce4 4200 AGP 8x
    256meg RAM
    WD 80gig Hard drive
    OS Micro Soft XP Corp

    I built the pc back in Jan and it has been running great. the other day while surfing the internet it just powered down. The only way I can get it to enter the BIOS is by resetting the BIOS jumper. I thought it could have been a heat problem but the pc is running a a steady 36 deg Cel. I have even reflashed the BIOS, I have tried to repair the OS but it still shuts down at different points during the repair operation. I appears to power down when accessing the CD Rom drive, which I have already swapped out and it did not help. Another thing I have noticed. If I remove the power from the power supply and let it sit for a while and then plug everythin back in. I can get it to boot to the desktop and shortly after that it will power itself back down and the will not boot past the BIOS until I reset the Bios or unplug the power and let it sit for a little while. I'm starting to think it is the power supply. Can anybody give me some advice. Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Sunderland, England
    Posts
    529

    Default

    im no expert on this subject but it sound as though there may be a short somewhere because a short would cause the PSU to cut out and need resetting by disconnecting the power lead
    if you have access to another power supply you could try using that

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    13

    Default

    That is my problem, the only etra power supply is for an old Intel motherboard. I didn't want to go and drop $60 or so on a new PS if I didn't need to.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    I really don't see how you have much choice...you could take it to a shop to see if they could repair it, but that will very likely cost as much as a new PSU
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    13

    Default

    Well when it comes to money, My Dad would say that I was tighter than a crabs ass and it water tight. I just hate buying part just to trouble shoot a problem. But at this point I have no choice.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    4,246

    Default

    then wait a little bit and see if someone has a better idea, but I don't think you have much choice except to replace the PSU
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Sunderland, England
    Posts
    529

    Default

    just borrow a friends power supply

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    New England Highlands, Australia
    Posts
    21,907

    Default

    What's the brand and ratin' of the PSU? :?:

    I'd use a 430W one as a minimum anyway with that setup.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Posts
    13

    Default

    It is made by Turbolink and is rated at 420w. It came with my SOHO Aluminim server case

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Fincastle, IN, USA
    Posts
    3,776

    Default

    Whats the wattage on the 3.3V and 5V rails combined? Also the 12V rail

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •