My parents's computer won't start properly most of the time, and when it does start, it won't stay on. When first plugged in, nothing will happen when I push the power button. When left plugged in for a few minutes, the lights will come on and it'll make a few sounds, but nothing else will happen. If left in for ten minutes or so, it will start normally and run fine for a couple of minutes before shutting off again, when it will either try to restart, or just stay off. The oddd thing is, it will occasionally start up and run just fine until the next time it needs to be shut off for any significant period of time. I know this seems like a hardware problem, but I don't even know which parts to suspect. Any ideas?
Edited by sjsparky, 13 November 2005 - 12:57 AM.