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Old November 3rd 03, 04:50 AM
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Hi,

A built a computer a few months ago with a 2.4 GHz P4 and a D856PERL
motherboard. I installed XP Pro on it. It ran through the Summer
without a hitch. The other day, it shut itself down because of a
"thermal event." I installed two more case fans and today it was
working just fine until, while I was scanning in some work, it wouldn't
recognize the scanner. It then shut itself down. Now when I try to
turn it on, there is no video, there isn't any A: drive search, there
ain't nothin. The fans just hum away and the power is on. Then after a
couple of minutes of that, it shuts off and when I try to power it up
again, it shuts itself off immediately.

Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this puppy?

TIA for any suggestions.

Cheers!

Paul

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Old November 4th 03, 12:50 AM
DaveW
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I would try replacing the power suppy unit first. And make sure you get a
quality one with enough wattage output for your setup.

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Hi,

A built a computer a few months ago with a 2.4 GHz P4 and a D856PERL
motherboard. I installed XP Pro on it. It ran through the Summer
without a hitch. The other day, it shut itself down because of a
"thermal event." I installed two more case fans and today it was
working just fine until, while I was scanning in some work, it wouldn't
recognize the scanner. It then shut itself down. Now when I try to
turn it on, there is no video, there isn't any A: drive search, there
ain't nothin. The fans just hum away and the power is on. Then after a
couple of minutes of that, it shuts off and when I try to power it up
again, it shuts itself off immediately.

Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this puppy?

TIA for any suggestions.

Cheers!

Paul



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Old November 4th 03, 01:43 AM
Kevin
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In either case let us know what happened.....cpu or ps...So many problems get
resolved amd we never know the outcome.....

Later

DaveW wrote:

I would try replacing the power suppy unit first. And make sure you get a
quality one with enough wattage output for your setup.

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DaveW

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Hi,

A built a computer a few months ago with a 2.4 GHz P4 and a D856PERL
motherboard. I installed XP Pro on it. It ran through the Summer
without a hitch. The other day, it shut itself down because of a
"thermal event." I installed two more case fans and today it was
working just fine until, while I was scanning in some work, it wouldn't
recognize the scanner. It then shut itself down. Now when I try to
turn it on, there is no video, there isn't any A: drive search, there
ain't nothin. The fans just hum away and the power is on. Then after a
couple of minutes of that, it shuts off and when I try to power it up
again, it shuts itself off immediately.

Any thoughts on how to troubleshoot this puppy?

TIA for any suggestions.

Cheers!

Paul


 




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