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JMG

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My computer is HP533c, monitor Dell 15" flat panel, operating system Windows XP. 60G 512 MB mem.

Computer is inoperable. It began with the monitor shutting down and CPU frozen with a green light lit at the hp cd writer. While I could initial do a hard shut down and reboot (tried removing some programs to free up some memory), it progressed to more frequent black outs and now will not stay on at all.

I run spyware, adaware, window washer, spybot and norton regularily. I'm have FIOS and use MSN Premium as browser. MSN instant messenger recently upgraded. I don't use messsener, but you have to download the upgrade to continue using MSN premium.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Many Thanks
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Sounds like a power supply issue. Since HP use Bestec power supplies, this could also be a motherboard issue (Bestec power supplies are known to start cooking motherboards after about three years of use and eventually the board just dies). How old is your computer?
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It's probably at least 3 years old. How is the issue remedied?
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If the machine is displaying no signs of power at all, a new power supply is needed.
Otherwise a new motherboard and a new power supply may be needed.
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