i have a philips LS1600 now that the weather is quite warm i have a problem trying to boot up the computer, when i first switch on the computer all that happens is the internal fans just turn on, the computer itself will not boot up, so what i have do to do is remove the LH side of the cabinet and place an electric fan on full blast next to the mother board for about 15 to 20 mins with the computer unpluged from the mains, then when i try again it seems to boot up ok, can anyone tell me what the likely cause of this promlem may be? many thanks colin
overheating is the most likely cause - is there dust etc inside the case or on the components? Particularly on the CPU heatsink and fan. Unplug thre PC from the mains, earth yourself on a metal part of the cabinet. A careful clean with a 1-2 inch paint brush, then use a hoover if you must but only if you can reduce the suction as you don't want to remove anything essential and beware of static from that too.
yes i have done that still will not boot up, i think it still must be a temperature type of fault because untill the recent heatwave it would boot up ok but i find it strange that the change to a higher room temperature would be enough to stop the pc from booting up,