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Re: Windows 7 PC suddenly powers off

Postby innerchord » Fri May 22, 2020 10:30 pm

You should take out the hard drive and copy all the data you need before you start doing anything else. That must have been suggested?

Also, doesn't Cubase SX3 use a dongle? That is it's authorisation.
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Re: Windows 7 PC suddenly powers off

Postby uselessoldman » Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:28 am

If your computer shuts down without the BSOD (blue screen) I would say 99.9% its the power supply. One of mine did the exact same thing a few weeks back, bought a new one, bobs your uncle sorted. I did buy a damn good one his time, no messing its worth it in the end Seasonic 850 Gold 10 yr warranty !! Get a cheap one off eBay and test your system.

I have an old psu kicking about if you want one to try
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Re: Windows 7 PC suddenly powers off

Postby Marbury » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:57 am


Thanks for the offer, that would be very helpful if you really didn't mind. I would of course cover postage.
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