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From: lesio on 6 Jun 2010 14:52
my PC is (was) dell dimension 3000
it's packed now - I am moving but will read your posts and if I know
something new I will keep you posted
> lesio wrote:
> > guys, thank you for the info;
> > I will check for any signs of leaks/overheating on the MB
> > I vacumed my fans last month, also I kept my box (ATX?) open for better air
> > circulation - for no specific reason except that it's hot in the room
> > (really:))
> > my PC is 4-5 years old
> > when I try to turn it on after a day or so there is zero responce
> > can it be mb failure - basically what I mean that to fix it I would have to
> > buy new mb?
> > let me know
> > thnx
> > lb
> You have tried three power supplies, so it isn't likely to be
> a power supply problem.
> Is the power button cable, connected to the PANEL header pins
> on the motherboard ? Check that your PANEL wiring is in place.
> It is also possible for the Power button on the front of the
> computer case, to be broken. Sometimes the button itself gets
> broken, from pushing on it so many times.
> You haven't given any details about your computer make and model.
> Perhaps if we know more about the motherboard make and model, or
> the computer make and model, some other ideas will come to mind.
> Another possible explanation, is the original power supply was a
> Bestec 250W supply, the supply failed, and ruined the motherboard.
> And then the motherboard won't turn on your other power supplies.
> > "Bob Willard" wrote:
> >> lesio wrote:
> >>> hi, I have PC with P4 and win xp
> >>> during regular operation it suddenly shut down;
> >>> I replaced my power supply - I tested 3 different power suply - no reaction
> >>> from my PC;
> >>> what else can be the reason for this type of behavior?
> >>> any suggestions?
> >>> thank you
> >>> lesio
> >> The CPU can also overheat if the case fans or filters are dirty. And,
> >> the fans can stop spinning due to age, even if they are clean. Note
> >> that, if the problem is overheating due to fans or filters, the PC
> >> should turn on briefly after you let it cool for an hour or so.
> >> --
> >> Cheers, Bob
> >> .