What causes my computer to turn off when I start it up-- it seems to come on and then clicks right off?

I tried to run the cd's that came with the Dell and did'nt help it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sounds like the processor might be overheating. The heat sink on the process might not be making good contact. Try that first. It is also possible it might be to cold. We turned off the heat when we went away last winter and on returning the puter to several hours to warm up enough to start !!

  • 1 decade ago

    The most likely culprit is a faulty power supply.

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