I am starting to have a reoccuring problem with the computer. It started this odd behavior about a year ago.
The darn thing shuts down during the night, or while it's sitting idle. When I try to restart it, It won't come on. However, the CPU emits a ticking sound.
Last year, when it first did it, I took it in to the shop. It worked perfect for them. Then, when it did it a couple weeks later, I had the tech come here to the house. He stated that I had too much stuff hooked up to it. He suggested that I unhook the Copier, external hard-drive, and speakers when not using them.
Well, I followed those instructions ....for about a week.... and had no more problems.... until yesterday.
I've tried unhooking everything, and turning it off for a couple of hours...with little success.
Then after about 5 times of shutting it off and on....it finally fired up.
So, I might be off the air for a week or so after Christmas, so I can put this thing in the shop.