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Computer Turns On And Off!


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#1 sirrenz0

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:07 AM

So...my computer started to turn on and off by itself a couple of months ago but I just played it off as it only happened about 3x.

But two days ago it started to just turn on and off constantly every 2 - 10 seconds.

I already reconnected all the wires, reset the motherboard battery, remounted the whole computer, and made sure the power cord was securely in place. It became stable twice (including right now) after long rests (10 hours and the 2nd one took a whole day yesterday).

My specs are

Processor: AMD Anthlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6mhz

Mobo: GA-MA69G-S3H

VG: ATI Sapphire x1950xt

not sure about the powersupply but I know its above 550w

2gigs of ram

Thanks!

Edited by sirrenz0, 02 October 2008 - 01:07 AM.


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#2 smurfgod

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:14 AM

First thing I would do is clean it up. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/cleaning-the-inside-of-your-pc/
Looking for the troubleshooting PSU "endorsed" process, will edit when i find it. Folllow Sneakycyber's post in this thread http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...+supply+testing

Edited by smurfgod, 02 October 2008 - 01:17 AM.


#3 sirrenz0

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:27 AM

I already cleaned the interior of my computer yesterday, its pretty clean no dustballs or clogged upe slots/fans and the power supply fan works perfectly. I also checked the power connector for the motherboard and all the pins were there and none of them were burnt. Since I'm in my college dorm I don't think I'll be able to find a cord around here.

I also think the main problem is with the power supply and hopefully not the mother board.

Edited by sirrenz0, 02 October 2008 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:05 AM

me too, that's why i sent you after the PSU testing post by sneakycyber.

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:22 PM

two days ago it started to just turn on and off constantly every 2 - 10 seconds.


The ON part is what sounds funny
I would disconnect the front panel push button to rule out if it's defective or not
You can turn it on by shorting out the 2 pins on the motherboard, where the switch wires plug into, with a screwdriver
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