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Problems with dell optiplex sx 270 shutting down

\015 Came in to work Monday and tried to boot up my dell optiplex sx270. was on for a few seconds then shut down. cannot log on at all. tried to change power supply...still happening. switched the part of the power cord that I could...still happening. I read somewhere it could be the heat sink?? What do you think?\015

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Heat sink sounds like a very good next step. I would thoroughly dust out the machine with canned or compressed air ( if you used a vaccuum already it may have cooked something with static discharge). After that you can order some thermal paste from Tigerdirect.com or pick some up at your local computer store (dont cheap out on it $5-$10 will get you 1-2 tubes of reasonable quality, and it does not go bad).
\015\012Remove the heat sink carefully, remove the chip from the cradle and inspect it to be sure it is not burnt or damaged. Clean the chip and the heat sink of all residue of the former thermal compound. Reinstall the chip. Then apply a spot of thermal paste/compound about half the size of a dime in the center of the chip. Reapply the heatsink, make sure everything is snug tight and secure and give it a try.
\015\012If it still dosent work there is more I can do to help. I am A+ cert and have passed all Dell factory tests, as well as working on many of these machines in a corporate environment.
\015\012If you require further assistance please let me know, I CAN solve this problem.
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