I thought it was the fuse in the plug but it must be the power supply FSP350-60MDN 350w, is it worth buying a second hand one off ebay for 30 quid? or is there anything else I can try first? It's a Advent T9306 about 4 years old. Also the fan is so loud it sounds like a helicopter taking off, should I change this while I'm at it or just turn the music up to drown it out? cheers
put a new power supply in, started up, it shut down after a few seconds then started again, then shut down after a few more seconds. Doesn't shut down at the same period of time just lasts a few seconds then shuts down. I thought it was the fan loose so took this out but made no difference. I can't see any scorch marks anywhere. any ideas?
the cpu fan has allways been loud and the machine is about 4 years old, it isn't running long enough to get hot. the fan was loose on it's mounting though and when removed, but with the box open, it still runs just a few seconds at a time and it shuts down.
I think this could be the problem, the fan and heat sink was definatly loose and the platic pins will not now hold the fan/heatsink to the motherboard. It's a coolermaster cm12v and I wonder if I should replace this? I'll take the old fan/heatsink into a comp shop and ask for a replacement.