Trouble with Emachine

dave88

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Computer was working fine last night. Girlfriend turned it on today but got an alarm sound followed by a shutdown. I tried it got the same thing although one time I was able to get to the big "E" in startup before it shut down. Fans seem to be running ok. Alarm seems to be coming from processor area. Any suggestions?
 

dave88

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You hit the nail on the head evongugg. Heatsink / Fan frame was cracked. 3 out of the four screws
were useless. I believe it happened at assembly as this computer has never been dropped or jarred. Over
time with the weight of the sink it just gave way. went to microcenter and bought a twelve dollar
replacement and Shazaam! worked like a charm! englandr753 thanks for the link I am keeping that
bookmarked for future reference. And thanks to both of you for replying with your knowledge. It is greatly appreciated...
 

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