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Computers Shuts Down During Startup..Power Supply?


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gobcross

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Just two days ago a tranformer (edit: I accidentally typed transister in the original post) exploded in my neighborhood, knocking out all power and zapping two of my computers. Now both will not start up. After asking a few people what they knew about this they suggested checking the power supply. A friend was able to give me a used power supply similar (Hipro) to the one previously in my computer. Now when I power up, the fans start spinning, though the one near the processor kicks it into high gear then after 10 seconds or so shuts down. The first time it seemed like the boot process was going normally. The next few times I'd get a message about how there was an unexpected shut down.

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Hp Pavilion a1030n
Replacement power supply: HiPro HP p251gf3
Original Power supply: HP-D2537fr3
P4 Processor

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Chris

Edited by gobcross, 28 November 2007 - 08:27 AM.

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A sudden surge like that could of blown the powersupply or even blown some vital components on your mobo,
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From the people I've spoken too, they also suggest it may be a MoBo problem. Unfortunately, it's an HP and the boards they use are hard to match up. Grrrrrr.

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A change of fortunes (I think). Last night after cleaning the inside of the case, the fan, the heat sync and the MoBo I was able to get my computer to boot up without shutting down. Though the CPU usage seems to be a little out of control. Any idea why this would be a problem?
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