IBM ThinkCentre 8171-31U

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I have a IBM ThinkCentre 8171-31U It keeps shutting off after about 5 minutes w/no reboot. The LED power and hard drive lights are constant/on (no flikering or flashing). What do you suppose is causing this problem?

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Hi Supergooner,

Are the fans in your workstation spinning at a high speed? The problem you describe sounds like it is overheating. Check that your CPU heat sink is properly seated as well.

Hope this helps.

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  • Racraine1
    Hi, Also check your power supply. But with both lights solid this usually indicates CPU or HD issues. Good Luck
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