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Windows 7: Computer randomly shut down during gameplay and now won't start up

24 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
Computer randomly shut down during gameplay and now won't start up

Hi, I brought a computer under a year ago and it just shut down while I was playing a game (Rust,by Garry Newman) I then tried to start it up but nothing happened. After leaving it unplugged for a while I reconnected everything and tried to turn it on, unsuccessful however the on button lit up and the CPU fan switched on for about a second.

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24 Jan 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 7 Professional

I'm no expert, but from experience, I think the problem is the power supply. A tip until a real expert can answer, do not try to turn on the PC.

And it may be that something has overheated. As you mention, has already been a year, it will be time for a cleaning.
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24 Jan 2014   #3
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Open up the case and check all of the power connections on the motherboard. Make sure they are snug and plugged in properly.

I agree with 3Colors, it sounds like a PSU problem. When it stopped working, do you remember any snapping or crackling sounds, or did you smell anything funny afterward?
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24 Jan 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 7 Professional

When the power supply fan stops rotating can heat certain components of the psu.
In this case it is better to take it to a technician and have it checked. If it is the PSU, you should not try to force the pc to turn on.
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