On Sep 18, 2017 1:29 PM, "Michael" <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
yep... power supply needs to be replaced. It just shut itself off again (as I was editing an image). Blowing the dust off helped..... but didn't fix the problem.
On Wed, Aug 23, 2017 at 5:48 AM, Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
this computer is very open. It has three holes to the outside world in it. I actually thought to myself that I should blow it out a couple of weeks ago but fogot I had the hand blower and kept forgetting to buy compressed air to do it.
On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 11:55 PM, Stephen Partington <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
Cheaper power supplies are pron to their capacitors failing. this is ultimately what will destabilize them. but if after you cooled the system off and cleaned out the schmutz and it stabilizes then you might have a solution there. Also consider fan/airflow as well.
On Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 6:09 PM, Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
you know.... I think it was the heat build up. It crashed multiple times. I blew it off and started it again. It crashed again. I must not have given it enough time to cool because I let it sit for 20-30 minutes and now it isn't crashing.
The computer keeps shutting itself off. :(
So I remembered that I had a blower for this and I blew it out and we'll see what happens. The funny thing is that it only seems to do it after I start darktable. I am guessing that it is because dt uses the cpu more. I don't know..... Well, we'll start darktable now and see what happens..... darn. it shut itself off! so this does sound like the power supply?