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eMachines keeps shutting down, need help


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AvasMommy03

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I have an eMachines (with XP) that's a little over a year old. The other day it shut down for no reason. I restarted it and it shut down again. It would shut down anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes after starting it up. Long story short, I did some checking around online and several people said it could be the fan. So I replaced the fan tonight and it was doing great. It stayed on from 7:30PM until 9:05. I turned it back on and it stayed on until 9:40. I turned it back on and it stayed on until 10:10. But this time I heard a single beep when it turned off and it immediately restarted itself. I left it alone and it stayed on for 65 minutes before shutting down. I didn't turn it back on, it's been off ever since.

What the heck is going on with this thing? The only thing I can think of, to try next, is the power cord.

Thanks for any help.

(I scanned for viruses and spy ware and it came up clean)

UPDATE: Today I blew out the inside with compressedd air and changed the power cord. But it seems to be a little worse. Last night it was staying on for an hour or more ... today it's only staying on for 10-20 minutes.

Edited by AvasMommy03, 22 January 2009 - 03:33 PM.

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