Had been using the system for about a week without incident. Then these random shut downs began. At first, once per day or so, then more frequently. There is no trigger and it does seem truly random.
'It's the fan' he says, 'one of the contacts is dead'. 'Ok', I say...'let's replace the fan.'
So we do. No dice.
Now, I can barely get it to load windows before it dies again. And we're not talking die & restart, it just dies and stays dead (more of a coma, really), but the power light stays on. Normal 'wake-up' methods do not rouse the sleeping beast.
In order to restart, I must hold the power button until the system actually shuts down.
Attempted to do a system restore but cannot stay on long enough to complete the task, nor can I stay on long enough to check recent events or perform even the most cursory diagnostic.
I have not downloaded any software and I do run current AVS.
Power supply issue? Or something more ominous?
Any suggestions would be most welcome.